I feel like i'm weaning my self of drugs

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  1. tinkerbellsmum

    tinkerbellsmum Gold Member

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    i'm sat here after deciding to start my diet yet again after falling of the wagon yet again and trying my hardest not to go in the kitchen and get rubbish and not cause i'm hungry just because i don't know why.
    somrthing is telling me i want this but after i have eaten it all i feel rubbish so why do i find it so hard to eat healthy
    this is gonna be a hard one i think
     
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    Hi Michelle - it can be just like kicking a drug addiction, don't underestimate what a powerful hold sugar can have on you! I think it's just as potentially addictive as any Class A drug.

    I think there is a definite period of physical withdrawal when you decide to cut out the junk (chocolate, crisps, fast food etc.), but worse than that is the emotional dependency that causes you to start to mourn the loss of your food crutches before you even start to lose weight! So good on you for making the actual resolution to kick the habit once and for all - a lot of people don't even get that far.

    You might find you have a few headaches and feel a bit strange for the first couple of days while you're still craving sugar, but it *does* dissipate very quickly and the nice thing is that your palate starts to refashion itself - you can taste the natural sweetness in lovely things like fruit and vegetables, and you enjoy eating a hell of a lot more!

    I think it really does help if you approach this change in your life not as a 'diet,' but as a long term adjustment of your relationship with food and your relationship with your body. If you can make that step of accepting that healthy eating is for life and resolve that you're never going to go back to the old habits that made you miserable, then I think you take a lot of the pressure off yourself, because you stop thinking in terms of short term goals and boundaries, and you stop expecting lightning quick results. I think there's an added benefit in that the more steadily and healthily you take the weight off, the easier it is to get into lifelong good habits that you'll continue when you get to your goal weight.

    You can do it, trust me! You don't need the junk, it's just holding you back and weighing you down, emotionally and physically. It might be quite cathartic to get a big old bin liner and go clear all the lousy food out of the house. If it's not there, it's not tempting you in those important first days.

    The very best of luck to you - keep posting here and sounding off if you feel like it. Sometimes it helps just to share!
     
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    Michelle, I am in EXACTLY the same boat as u, and I know its sugar but its got a real grip on me, I am ashamed to confess the amount of crap I have been niggled into eating by myself, and hide it from my parter, which is making me feel even worse. :'( on a real downer at the mo, hoping i can drag myself out of it, and get back on the healthy waggon, before I land myself into some real weight gain!
     
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    iris thank you some good advice and u r totally right i just need to kick myself into gear now

    sally i'm the same i hide it from my partner to i think its cause he thinks losing weight is easy. maybe we could do it togther feel free to email me
     
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    I cant seem to see a link to PM you or e-mail :( if you can see mine, feel free to contact me, be good to support each other through our challenges!
     
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    odd i can't either u can add me to facebook if u like i'm michelle booth and i will email u from there
    i have a black and white picture on and i'm from nottingham
     
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