Sugar boycott


#101

So what do you do for dessert without sugar?

Well, tonight I am making a strawberry sauce (using stevia instead of sugar). Combined with sliced strawberries, then freeze it. Once its frozen, drizzle some half and half over it.

A delicious frozen treat that has no added sugar!


#102

I found a great Women Over 50 Keto group on FB, but obviously that is out for you Bill. Another forum I find informative is

I was truly amazed at how quickly I lost my sweet tooth once I started Keto. It was certainly out of control once I got sober…I am a pro at substituting one addiction for another.

So far, I am enjoying Keto, I definitely feel different…more focused energy and it feels good to be off sugar.


#103

Sugar specifically chocolate was a staple when I was just getting sober. I wouldn’t trade the calories I gained for trading alcohol for a snickers bar.

I am doing keto now but in the beginning of sobriety I would suggest to eat up!


#104

So I am posting this here as a few keto people are on this thread :wave: But @MandiH if you feel it’s a hijack I will find a keto thread to post on :grin:

I have found a couple of recipes for pumpkin which I am hoping to make this weekend but am not down for white flour. Was thinking about these swaps and would welcome comments…

Spelt flour for plain flour in:

Almond flour/ ground almonds instead of breadcrumbs in:


#105

I agree 100% with you @Forged, getting my carbs in early sobriety was a huge help, specifically chocolate and sweets carbs. Your body needs to replace your alcohol carbs for awhile to get sober, at least mine really craved the sugar. After a year and a half it was tired of all that crap and certainly it has felt almost like a relief or epiphany taking sugar out of my diet now that I am at 600 days sober…like a switch flipped or something.

I recommend getting solid in your sobriety before working on changing your way of eating, but that is just my MO. I like building confidence in one area first before tackling another YMMV.


#106

Well, I can’t help on substituting, Google might know the best keto substitute for the recipes or ask on a keto forum. I think the 2nd recipe may have way too many carbs tho with so much pumpkin if I converted correctly, which I may not have, just having my morning coffee. :grinning:


#107

Welcome on the no-sugar-train :heart::hugs:


#108

I must admit that from time to time I have something sweet :yum::see_no_evil: But it’s waaaay less than it used to be. I had sweets every day and now I buy something sweet like chocolate bars 1x in 2 weeks maybe.


#109

I’m not really keto, just working on refined carbs at the moment.

I don’t eat meat so aim for a wide variety of fruit and veg, carbs inevitable. Or just not something particularly worried about at the moment anyway!


#110

I just proved to myself that I’m weak (or at very least, absentminded)! Someone brought in a boatload of donuts and, without blinking an eye, I gobbled one down. Then I jumped on the TS app and realized, Oh fuuuuuuuudge (Christmas Story reference)… I’m supposed to be saying no to sugar. All I can do is reset the clock and try harder.


#111

I don’t smoke but I am always amazed at people who try and quit drinking and smoking at the same time.

Now sugar. You guys have some fortitude.


#112

My appetite started dropping off around 85 days sober, and automatically dropped from a packet of cookies a night to half and for the last two days I haven’t had any :grin: so pleased with myself


#113

Was out at a do this evening with a buffet. Didn’t pick up a piece of bread, forgot about rice (assume it was white rice) but never mind because there was a whole selection of home made cakes which I didn’t touch. Progress!


#114

I’m ready. Sugar, it’s been a wild ride. It’s time to let you go too.


#115

Anyone else get headaches and irritable after cutting sugar?


#116

Every. Single. Time. I also feel like I have the flu, I get body and muscle aches as well.


#117

Tiredness again for sure but dropping alot of sugar in one go I suppose will do that. I had to buy an energy drink today which I haven’t done for weeks. Glad it’s not me then, had to go meditate earlier as I was irritable over petty things, like my son jumping in my sofa space :joy:


#118

Totally not just you, I’m super sensitive when I change ANYTHING! But sugar withdrawals are real, for sure!


#119

And good for you for meditating and acknowledging it! That’s awesome!


#120

My main thing is is I’m just so HUNGRY.

Feel like it must be sugar related cos apart from that I’m eating the same as usual :thinking: