I've been debating and debating publishing this post...but I think that it might help others so here it goes..
I’m addicted to sugar, and junk foods (I’ve been told before that you can’t technically be addicted to sugar or junk food but to me that’s how I look at it). I can’t have just one bite or just one cookie; nope I want the whole thing. I am getting a lot better since starting weight watchers, it has helped me learn again how to eat in moderation and actually follow the serving guide. (Just so you know I'm not a registered dietitian or have a medical degree, this is just what has worked for me)
In April of 2012, I cut back my sugar to 12g of sugar per serving. (Just to note I do not count the sugars on fruits and vegetables). The first few days were hell, I'm not even exaggerating, it was awful. At this point I wasn't on Weight Watchers yet and I was eating whatever I wanted whenever I wanted, then to just stop cold turkey...it was awful!
Also to add to this struggle it was Easter, my favorite
candy holiday! KBeaner and my nieces and nephews would offer me some of their chocolate
or jelly beans (OMG JELLY BEANS... my favorite candy in the whole wide world,
if I had a bag of the Sweet Tart Jelly Beans or the Starburst Jelly Beans I
could eat the whole bag by myself in a matter of days, honestly I could have
eaten it all in one day but I didn't want to look bad), I had to say "no
thanks" and I usually had to walk out of the room. Some of the times I
wanted to cry. I just wanted some so bad! Now looking back
Thankfully I was at my parent's house, it was actually my Mom who inspired me to limit sugar, she hasn't had any, and I mean not even sugar free cakes or sweets since November of 2010. My mom is such an inspiration (although she doesn't think she is), she doesn't have more than 12 g of sugar per serving and she won't even have "fake sugar" desserts. My mom will even bake still for our family and friends, without having even a small bite or lick of the food. Now that is dedication, and inspiration to me!