Sugar Addiction Slideshow

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2015-06-13 11:52:10 -0500
Started 2015-04-06 07:52:12 -0500

Here is one of the best slideshows I have seen on sugar addiction. It is something many of us struggle with and gives a lot of pointers on how to overcome it, where to get your sweet on and how to retrain your taste buds.

20 replies 2015-06-09 13:13:51 -0500 Report

Hi Gabby,
I am 62 with prediabetes. I tried to log on to your site, and am getting in good now. I am having trouble staying on a diet and wonder if you could give me some good tips.

GabbyPA 2015-06-10 13:01:02 -0500 Report

Stick with it. That is the only thing that helps me. I write down what I eat, when I eat it and how many calories, carbs, fats and proteins are in it. That log keeps me on track more than anything else I do. I have also experimented with many dietary changes over the years and I think I finally have a combination that I like and that works for me. My diet is not temporary, it's permanent, so I have to like what I am doing.

topher2 2015-06-11 21:48:30 -0500 Report

I have trouble figuring out my carb count any tips you have would be greatly appreciated

GabbyPA 2015-06-13 11:52:10 -0500 Report

First place to start is reading the labels of foods and not just the nutrition, but the ingredients.
When you are counting carbs in a food, look at the serving size (5 crackers, not half the box) and see how many carbs are in that serving. If you want more, you just have to adjust those counts.
Then you want to know your budget for the meal you are eating. Are you allowing yourself 10g, 15g, 30g, or more. You can adjust your choices and portions based on your goal for that meal. I like to keep mine under 20g per meal so I know if my salad dressing has 7g in it, and my salad has 2g, I need to limit the rest of my meal to 11g. If I eat a meat or cheese, i can usually keep under 20. If I want crackers with my salad or croutons, well...that could be trouble.
Here is my favorite video that explains it.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-04-19 04:53:07 -0500 Report

Hi Gabby,
That was an excellent slide show. A real eye opener…however, I
gave up all white sometime ago. All white includes all forms of sugar.
I did learn something's I wasn't aware of. Especially the names for
all forms of sugar. Thank you for sharing. It really was good.

CoralFaye 2015-04-07 08:02:15 -0500 Report

This was an eye opening slide show for me to see. I remember one time the doctor telling my mom that pasta, bread, and some cereals were really bad for her diabetes. After seeing this presentation and the "hidden" sugars found in many of our foods has given me a better understanding of why I seem to crave sugar. I guess I need to cut out my flavored creamers and learn to drink my coffee black. Again, thank you for sharing this.

GabbyPA 2015-04-08 07:57:04 -0500 Report

I use cream (yes real cream) and a splash of vanilla. I sweeten it with stevia...there you go. Coffee creamer!

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-04-08 09:17:27 -0500 Report

I use so many things when I want a flavored coffee…Vanilla extract..almond extract..cacoa powder..cinnamon and nutmeg…and you can mix these things up and store them in the fridge…just give them a good shake and pour…

sweetslover 2015-04-06 14:50:46 -0500 Report

Thank you for posting this link. I just watched it. I have always felt I have a sugar addiction. I have been following all the advice in the video for about 6 months now—I still crave sugar. So far, I have not given in to those cravings, but there are some days when it is "touch and go." I don't even want to take that 1 little nibble because I know how hard it would be to stop there.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-04-06 12:54:15 -0500 Report

As a person who worked in the addiction field and had to take many classes at CUNY to meet the educational requirements of the non-profit I worked for I can tell you I was amazed at the differences in the brains of addicts VS. the brains of non-addicts…it gave me a new appreciation for how difficult it is to actually break an addiction..I was lucky enough not to have a sugar addiction..I always ate "healthy"…loved my veggies..blah blah blah…I did however have a "drinking problem"…I loved my pepsi…would drink waaay to much of it (setting myself up for diabetes)…but I switched it out for flavored seltzers a couple years ago..and I handled the transition with zero problems…I still loved my cola and until recently would enjoy a diet one occasionally but even that has stopped…but yeah my education gave me a new understanding and empathy for people addicted to anything…

haoleboy 2015-04-06 11:15:02 -0500 Report

good info
You might like this video as well: