I have a major sugar problem. It's strange because I eat very healthfully otherwise. I am vegetarian and strive to eat only whole foods - tons of fruits/veggies, nothing processed, no fake sugars, etc. I drink only water, tea, orange juice, and some coffee. I haven't had a soda in ten years. I love to cook and make it a point to prepare a healthful meal for my family every night. I am breastfeeding and I think have a high metabolism anyway. I walk a lot and am on the thin side of normal. My thyroid levels are normal.
HOWEVER, after every single meal and frequently throughout the day, I crave sugar. I eat candy or chocolate after every single meal, even breakfast. Am I just addicted? I am exhausted all the time being a co-sleeping, night-time breastfeeding, full-time working mom of two. So maybe I'm just confusing my fatigue with sweet cravings?
Pleae help me kick this habit. How did you stop eating so much sugar? What worked or didn't work? Any ideas about why I might be doing this to myself?