So I have been sober for 15 days now. I know people has lost weight after quitting alcohol. I am already pretty small. I figured if anything, I would remain the same weight. Well, since I have quit, I have been craving sugar like crazy! I have even gained a few pounds. Haha. Did anyone else crave sugar? Towards the end I drank right out of the bottle. Before that, I drank vodka and water or vodka and soda, and occasionally bourbon. I can see where those sugars were probably recognized by my body as a staple after so many years. So, I figured my body is trying to make up for the alcohol sugar with dreams of frosting and donuts, perhaps? Haha. Just curious. Did anyone crave anything after quitting alcohol? Hope everyone has a good, strong evening.
Beef, deer or anything meat jerky. The salt is what I was dying for. 15 days is kickin’!
Sugar cravings? Weird, never heard of that.
Jk, it’s very common! When I first quit, I was craving sugar like crazy, lasted… I don’t know, 3 or 4… years. Lol
Embrace it, eat donuts!
Haha i love all of those things already, and I have always been a saltaholic! Haha. Salt is one thing I won’t give up until they tell me it’s killing me haha
Oh goodness haha. I started eating cereal again. And I bought a tub of cream cheese frosting haha
Yep sugar got me too, still does one in awhile like the last 10 days lol
I definitely got a sweet tooth and alcohol wasn’t even my DOC. My I heard that sugar reacts the same in a sense to drugs and alcohol in the brain. I gained weight for sure and it wasn’t just bcuz I was eating again like a normal human being lol I craved sugar and now I’m doing my best to get that under control also.
Yes! I was never a “sweets” person, hardly ever ate any treats but after getting sober I wanted all kinds of sugary goodies! Now 600+ days later I have my sweet/salty in balance and it’s great! I did loose probably 20ish pounds the first 6 months, a lot of excess water retention and other junk.
Ever heard of hypertension…?
When I first quit I was a candy fanatic! Even today, I can indulge in my sweet tooth. Thankfully, I burn it off during my workouts.
Weight gain is said to be common during the first steps in the sobriety journey. My theory for this is that your body is wanting to replace what it longer has a steady supply of: calories/carbs. You’re going through a major change at the moment. You will find that as you continue your sobriety, you will learn new habits and eliminate old ones.
I was afraid someone would mention that. Yes, I have, friend.
Keep going girl!!! You’re just getting over the hump. Tell your drinking friends your done drinking not just taking a break. I told one of my buddies “I’m not just taking a break I’m AA done that’s how done I am!” I’m not doing AA I probably should but he broke down crying wishing he had stopped too. Well he’s at almost 30 days. Keep it up.
Someone posted or told to me to eat whatever you want the first 60-90 days just stay off the booze. Great advice. My workouts are super good right now since I’m not drinking I’m actually losing weight? But I tried to do keto when I hit 30 days to lose the pounds I’d always struggled to lose. Well, let’s say I couldn’t tell the difference between cravings from sugar or alcohol. So right now when I have a craving it’s Cherry Garcia. Kills the booze and sugar cravings.
My go to was rum straight out the handle, or with 50/50 Pepsi, so I know why my body wanted sugar all the time when i stopped🤣. I am drinking a lit of soda these days to curb that, and it settles the hand to mouth fixation/nervous tick I developed over years of pulling off a bottle at the slightest nervousness. I know all that sugar in itself isn’t good either and I’ve tried a few sugar free options but it’s definitely a net positive over alcohol. Have you tried sugar free “sweets”?
How’s your today? Hopefully all is well & good & nibly!
I’ve consumed alot of those OUTSHINE Popsicles lol. I think they are Natural sugar? I’ve been eating Reese cups, cookies from the deli, and I had bought a tub of cream cheese frosting haha. I eat a spoonful in the middle of the night or right when I get home from work. When I get home from work is really the toughest for me, that and I got so used to having like 4 to 6 shots In the morning before I went to work. (Between 7:30am and 8am) so, mornings are rough so.etimes, but I’ve been eating a small bowl of raisin bran crunch with some brown sugar in it
Thanks, smitty ^_^. Tuesday and Wednesday was BAD. Work is horrid. Morale is down. We got new POS systems that we were not trained on. Talk about hit the ground running. I told my colleague I was going to walk out, set something on fire, I didn’t care, as long as no one allowed me to walk to the Pit Stop and go get some liquor. I have a couple people at work that I can communicate with about this struggle. So, one of them took outside and got me too stoned (I work at a dispensary these days) I forgot all about drinking for like 3 hours hahahahaha
I have been keeping this idea in my head, and better habits!! I know my garden is getting watered more now that I am paying attention to stuff when I get home.
I’ve been told in AA meeting to be careful and eat sugar as I was pretty tired liké m’y body is recovering. I’ve Lost pound and Can feel it. 16 days today. Hope you are ok
Thanks, love! Some days are real tough and I feel like a tornado of distruction if I don’t drink. But it’s day 18, and 3
20 sounds real good, and so does 30 days. I went in the bathroom at work and laughed like a straight maniac yesterday LOL. But I didn’t give in and I didn’t give up! I hope your journey is treating you well too, Kadiatou
Yes this sounds very much like me just now. Altho i do need to lose a few pounds lol…
I have found chewing gum a good distraction. Especially fruit ones. Try adding coconut too as its real sweet but much better for you.
Hope this helps and well done on the sobriety