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Old 03-20-2019, 11:42 PM   #21
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I have type 2 diabetes and I am also addicted to sugar,I have got to stop having binges on sweets,chocolate,cakes,doughnuts and ice creme.
It is a habitual addiction that is making me really really ill.
I have no control and it is costing me my health.Has any one here had a sugar addiction that they have succeeded in ending and how did you do it?
Hi Marylin. I crave sugar too. So I've made the following substitutes:

Instead of hot coco --> chocolate flavored tea
Intead of apple cider --> apple cider flavored tea
Instead of doughbuts --> Bagel with cream cheese sprinkled with cinnamon (it's quite satisfying!)
Instead of frosting on strawberry shortcake --> Greek yogurt with strawberries
Instead of milk shake--> Coconut milk smoothie with fruits and veggies
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P.S. It's my mouth and not my stomach that craves sweets so different flavored teas, gums, and sugar-free candies have also been good substitutes.
I'm pre-diabetic so I need to be careful too.
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Thanks for the good substitutes suggestions folks.I am failing miserably though,I used my birthday as an excuse,this week had chocolate brownie and ice creme twice,ate shortbread biscuits and a snickers bar,all sugar laden,this is very bad news.Gotta get back to 100% sugar free.My birthday is Saturday,after that no more excuses.
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Thanks for the good substitutes suggestions folks.I am failing miserably though,I used my birthday as an excuse,this week had chocolate brownie and ice creme twice,ate shortbread biscuits and a snickers bar,all sugar laden,this is very bad news.Gotta get back to 100% sugar free.My birthday is Saturday,after that no more excuses.
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Older thread - how's it going?

I find the more sugar I eat the more I want. I joke it unleashes the sugar monster. I have found cutting it out completely is the best way for me.

I notice a few posts mention snacking on protein. I tend to like a handful of almonds (you can roast with paprika for more flavour), and my go to is oat cakes, I have those when I get that cookie urge with a cuppa.

It's weird but when I cut it out I don't even crave it anymore.
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