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Old 09-02-2013, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sugar cravings


How long do these last roughly? Because I've a funny feeling I'm just being a greedy pig now and it's all in my head lol day 16 here. Before getting sober I would rarely ever eat chocolate or anything sweet - now I can't get enough.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My last go-round with this they lasted months.... I just ate half a bowl of stale candy.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Your body was metabolizing the alcohol into sugar. Sugar helps with the urges - mine are strongest between 4 and 9PM, my witching hours that I medicated with vodka. Try switching to natural sugars such as apples or oranges if you are concerned about health issues. Either way a box of candy or tub of ice cream is healthier than the alcohol.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Lol months? For flips sake ill be the size of a mountain in a few months HAHAHAHA!! I think I better just buy myself a bag of carrots lol


(Stale candy - now that's a strong craving to make u do that lol)
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I never ate sweets when I was drinking. But My first year of sobriety I just mowed down any and all sweets..,.especially chocolate .
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I get them bad too! I eat more cookies and ice cream but I'm trying to counteract that with LOTS of exercise!
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I calculated I was consuming between 6-8K calories of vodka per week. Alcohol is empty calories. That is a lot of chocolate to eat vs the booze. It helped me to calculate the impact and I can't weight to shed the lbs.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Not overly bothered but if its going to last much longer then ill defo swap chocolate for fruit. I never ate chocolate at all when I was drinking - very rarely so it's a bit nice for me in that way lol when I was drinking I didn't really like it
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Try 'options' - it's VERY chocolatey and low calorie
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah I've two options - keep eating get fat or get my jaw broken LOL
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LOL - you're as mental as me
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It leveled out for me after a few months but the sweet tooth stayed with me--prior to quitting drinking I NEVER craved sweets. Now I just enjoy them on the weekends. Ice cream or a candy bar is like a nice little treat
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Don't obsess over it 13. You were getting a LOT of calories from alcohol.
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Try eating some seedless grapes, bananas, figs, mangos or cherries all are high in natural sugars and better than eating sweets. If you can manage it drink
3-4 litres of water and 2-3 cups of greentea EVERYDAY for the next 14 days it will flush the toxins out of your system, your sugar cravings will be reduced, your skin will be clearer and you'll feel good too.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:19 AM   #15 (permalink)
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i am at 2 years sober and still eat too much candy.
i figure i have to surrender to that next, and thats okay
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I have noticed some people put a bit of weight on when they quit drinking, but most people seem to lose it, which for me, at 20 lbs overweight would be no bad thing. Trying to eat fruit instead of cake and chocolate, but I give in sometimes! My partner is on the Atkins diet at the moment and suggests giving carbs up altogether for a bit as a way of avoiding the sugar 'roller-coaster'. I have not taken her advice, but it is a thought. One thing at a time I think!
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I'm trying to blame my tight jeans on the fact of tumble drying them .... Hmm lol
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I ate ice-cream every day for the first 1-2 months. Then it was kind of too much. Lol. I felt the yuck feeling from the sugar after that point, and backed off from it some. Every now and then I'll get a craving for it, and I'll eat it. But I don't eat more than a couple scoops, or a slice of cake, couple cookies. I see nothing wrong with it in moderation. The body needs sugar. Processed crap isn't good for us, but there are carbs and sugar in it... and the body uses that. It would be best to eat fruit. That's nature's candy. I have been eating more fruit and it helps. I don't feel sluggish after like I do with ice-cream.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:35 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Ha Ha !!! Its weird isn't it !!! Im 2 years 3 months sober and I m still at it !! just finished my smarties and a cup of tea in bed watching New Tricks and I m so excited cos my husband has just brought me another cup of tea with 3 sweetners in it !!! and don't worry I lost 5 stone in 5 months when I first stopped drinking a gallon of cider a day !!! Good luck xx
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I found that sugar cravings were generally just a sign of low blood sugar. I tried to avoid sugar completely when I first quit and pretty much still do. A healthy snack with a couple of glasses of water would cure my sugar cravings and the sugar cravings quickly disappeared for me.

After reading up on PAWS, I wanted to do all I could to minimize the effects and feel better ASAP and that included integrating a healthy diet into my new lifestyle. Why We Don’t Get Better Immediately: Post-acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) | What...Me Sober?

Sugar itself can be addicting and once you start eating it to 'cure' the sugar cravings it will just make you want more. Plus the blood sugar crash that comes a bit after you've eaten the sugar can easily be confused for craving alcohol, something I wanted to avoid.
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