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|08-28-2005, 05:50 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: West Yorkshire, UK
Sugar Addiction help pls from Recovering Alki
I am a recovering alcoholic, who has bee fighting with, and has finally stopped denying that I am addicted to sugar, and I believe refined products such as white flour etc.
I have as of yesterday stopped eating these foods, this was helped by some information which explained how sugar behaves in your body, which is exactly the same as alcohol. This immediately made me feel sick and I made a decision to stop eating it there and then, being that all I am doing in effect is eating my booze instead of drinking it. Yuk. I am eating protein and veg a la Atkins which I am very sceptical about. Whats other peoples take on this. I simply don't trust myself with wheat products. I have a tendency to wolf them down like there is no tomorrow. And what about fruit? I can't leave that alone either. I think its cos it's sweet.
Any advice on what other people think is greatly appreciated. I can't go to OA meetings, there is only one in my area, and its onthe same night as my AA hme group, and my sobriety comes before anything. Although, I know that I must get this addiction under control, to make sure I don;t get led back to my primary addiction.
Lots of Love and thanks in advance for any advice.
|08-28-2005, 10:15 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: trail of discovery
I fully believe in a healthy well balanced diet. Friut, Vegatables, lean meats, and also some breads consumed in moderation. That's the key.....moderation. Also adding exercise into your daily routine keeps the body going. It all adds up to a healthy lifestyle.
It has been known that when an alcoholic stops/ or isn't drinking they might substitute the habit with high quanities of candy, ice cream ....anything sugary.
If your not that concerned about your weight and your watching this solely because of the effect is has in your body then my opinion is just eat healthy and use the same 12-step program of AA and your sponsor to help you stay off the sweets. Fruits have a natural sugar and vitamines that your body needs, eat them !
I am sure there are more people out there that can share with you their experience with you.
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