I have an addiction to sugary food and have on and off struggles eating sensibly. I tend to bingle a lot on junk. if I go off sugar its not too long before I start craving it again.
I don't have the self-control to eat in moderation, its all or nothing.
Anyone have any advice/tips/techniques how I can overcome or manage this for good?
Most Helpful Guy
Fruit still isn't very healthy compared to vegetables, but it's a hell of a lot better for you than junk food (or anything with added sugars).
I used to be like you, but I guarantee you that the longer you go without eating sweets, the easier it will be. My advice is to eat a bunch of fruit while you're easing yourself off of it, in order to control your cravings. Fruit has natural sugars - it's basically the same thing as added sugars, but in samples that can actually be digested and used by humans.
It still isn't great for you, as opposed to vegetables (which offer the same benefits for fewer calories), but again, it's better than sweets.2
Most Helpful Girl
I've been meaning to answer this question all day.
Well, first and foremost I have to tell you that there is no ONE way to do it other than to actually follow through. You may be better fit to slowly ween yourself off of sugar, replacing it with better alternatives, or you may be better off quitting cold turkey. What you choose is up to you there.
When it comes to cravings people have to realize that you crave things the more you eat them - that's the thing about junk food. The only way to stop craving things is to literally ride it out, refuse to give in, and eat a balanced diet. I used to get cravings all of the time, but I can say after a few weeks of just disciplining myself and not giving in, it got easier and to the point that I wasn't constantly craving things.
If you're the type to be addicted to the sugar rush, make sure you adequately get enough vitamins, nutrients and calories from your food (or a supplement if you take vitamins in pill form) and make sure you get enough sleep to avoid feeling like you NEED sugar. As for the actual craving it part, you could start out with replacing them with sugar free alternatives, and then switching over obviously to healthier options like fruit. But literally, the only way it's going to work is if you just do it.0