Physical Changes after 7 days sober

Old 02-19-2018, 04:18 PM
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Sugar cravings are definitely there in early sobriety. For me it was the daily raid of the fridge for lots of delicious ice cream - but like everything else, this too shall pass. I’m seven months in now and the late evening cravings are pretty much a thing of the past. Now working on cleaning up my diet - low carb and 16:8 fasting...
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:47 PM
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Welcome Linda

both things are pretty common early on - some people just let the sugar cravings go for a little while and focus on not drinking...

if that's not your style try and eat simple sugars - fruits etc.....and make sure you stay hydrated- it might help with the headaches

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Old 02-20-2018, 03:15 AM
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Hi Linda! My name is Linda too.

I craved sugar in early recovery as well - which made sense to me, figuring how many carbohydrates were in the cider & beer I used to drink.

I just went with it and satisfied my sweet tooth for the first few weeks, until I felt ready to start eating a healthier diet.
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:28 AM
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A big help for me, especially early on, was keeping healthy snacks within reach. And dark chocolate. Nuts, dates and bananas do it for me. Hardboiled eggs were a craving as I sprinkled them with salt (helped balance my electrolytes, I think).

I'd have a piece of dark chocolate at bedtime.
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