Going crazy! How to adjust my diet!

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M. Lowe
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   Posted 4/10/2018 5:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I have grown up to have a very high in sugar diet. I am trying to adjust my diet to minimize sugar and carbohydrates as much as possible. as a 24 year old I deal with chronic pain and chronic fatigue and know the downsides of sugar in lyme disease. I typically drink a lot of tea with stevia and sometimes eat fruit but towards around night (each night like clockwork) I find myself going CRAZY for carbs and sugar. Just now I ate so well today with mostly protein in my foods and stevia and just finished the night with a HUGE carb-loaded waffle with peanut butter and syrup on top. I just get so restless at night without sugar and carbs.

Does anyone know how to lower it in a manageable way? I feel like I'm literally addicted to sugar, I'm craving it ALL DAY.

sandyfeet
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   Posted 4/10/2018 6:31 AM (GMT -6)   
You might find it easier if you add some healthy fats into your diet to compensate for lowering the sugar and carbs. Some years ago I decided to try the GAPS diet to help heal my gut and I found after I went through the strict introduction diet (starts off with ginger tea and broth and moves on to slowly introduce new foods) I had completely lost my taste for snacks and sugar, eventually what I gravitated towards was a diet high in mostly green vegetables, fish, fermented foods and lots of healthy fats like avocados, nuts and oils (olive and coconut mostly).

So I guess going whole hog and substituting other satisfying food is what worked for me.

If it's just evening that's a real problem for you perhaps you could invent a perfect high protein / high fat evening snack - plain yoghurt with a nut based granola (I make one that's just different nuts with a few soaked raisins) and a little pumpkin seed oil drizzled on top with a few frozen raspberries. Or maybe a coconut oil fudge or an avocado chocolate pudding.

MooseSafari
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   Posted 4/10/2018 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I picked up an advice from this forum a while ago, so when the sugar craving kicks in, confront it with lemon. Maybe lemon in hot water or lemon mixed with kefir or something else...I have started to use it and it does combat the sugar need quite well...
although I admit Sandyfeets alternatives sound rather tastier...

sandyfeet
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   Posted 4/10/2018 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Ooh, I like the lemon juice idea too. I recently read a good article on breaking old habits by substituting new ones - you know, each time you want to do x do y instead - starting a new lemon detox habit would be awesome. :D
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PeteZa
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   Posted 4/10/2018 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
How to Reduce Sugar Cravings

Increase fiber intake
Eat more protein
Stay hydrated
Pack in probiotics
Up intake of healthy fats
Satisfy sweet tooth without sugar

from - /draxe.com/sugar-withdrawal/
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