I lost a good amount of weight this past year from eliminating sugar & processed foods and reducing most carbs. The only way I could do it was by totally eliminating those things completely from my diet. Over Thanksgiving I decided to let myself eat some different desserts and breads and I immediately gained 10 lbs in like a week! I also have thyroid issues, which might contribute to how fast I gain and how hard it is to lose. I am totally addicted to sugar, so I feel like an addict that was given a drug, and I just cannot get clean from it again. I've tried about 5 times since then to start again eating the way I know I need to in order to be healthy, but I just keep failing. I am just dreading Christmas because of all the food that is going to surround me. I definitely have pressure from family to eat the food they make, so that doesn't help. But, when I was "clean" and hadn't been eating sugar for such a long time, I didn't have the cravings and was able to just say no. I can't seem to get to that place again. Anyone else have such difficulty with food like this? What do you do over the holidays? Should I just say forget about it and I'll think about it after Christmas when I go back to normal life? I feel like a loser saying that because I probably will gain another 5 lbs at least and then I'll have even more to lose. I wish I would have never messed up my food habits over Tday so I'm angry at myself.
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12/13/12 at 6:50am