I miss sugar!

It’s suddenly dawned brightly on me that I am not getting younger, so a couple of months ago I decided to get as healthy as I can so that I am a fit old woman in my eighties, should I get there. I know ill health can happen to the fittest, but I want to ward off whatever I can through cleaner living.

I thought I was a healthy eater, not by choice really, but simply because I enjoy eating home cooked meals made from scratch with plenty of vegetables more than eating out. The only snacks I have at home are fruit. I used to fry some foods but I have stopped doing that, just like I have stopped eating red meat and I am surprised that I don’t miss them at all. I want to continue keeping away from fried foods, but won’t feel guilty about having red meat once in a blue moon.

However, I soon realized that I don’t eat as healthy as I used to think I did as I used to eat quite a lot of sugar regularly, be it in ice cream, very sweet lemon tea and once in a while, chocolate. As a result, I am STRUGGLING with sugar craving. The first month was a breeze and I would eat only eat fruit when I craved sugar with no problems, but it’s another story now. I bought some fruit tea and I put a quarter teaspoon of sugar, just to placate my craving but it’s not helping – at least as far as I can see.

I hope this craving will leave me alone, it’s getting irritating! 😦

Anyone else with food cravings they are not supposed to have?

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lakshmi Bhat
    Oct 14, 2020 @ 15:49:53

    I eat very less at night. But I have not given up anything, I just limit myself. Take care.

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  2. Markus + Micah
    Aug 16, 2020 @ 06:38:30

    Lots of respect of the choices you have made. I don’t know what to say about the cravings though. Sometimes, you just have to have a little, and get back to business. What do you think?

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    • Zambian Lady
      Aug 17, 2020 @ 16:26:35

      I am surely failing in this battle but I will soldier on :), with a little sugar here and a little there. I really didn’t expect it to be this tough, for sure!

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  3. indianeskitchen
    Aug 14, 2020 @ 05:18:21

    I always crave sugar. Not just with sweets but pasta (carbs) are my serious weekness!

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  4. chattykerry
    Aug 12, 2020 @ 18:44:21

    I have such problems with my sugar cravings so I empathize. My husband’s blood sugar was elevated so I changed our diet somewhat. Dried fruit helps a bit but I long for chocolate… Like Peggy, we still have some sugar every day – just smaller amounts.

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    • Zambian Lady
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 18:59:48

      So, I am not the only one with the sugar cravings?! I am not sure whether to be happy about it or be sad. I hope your husband’s blood sugar maintains the recommended level.

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      • chattykerry
        Aug 13, 2020 @ 19:34:18

        I believe it is one our primordial instincts – sweet things are usually ripe or fresh. My husband is due another yearly check but his sugar levels went down dramatically.

  5. America On Coffee
    Aug 12, 2020 @ 10:47:52

    Hello Zambian lady! Thank you for visiting AmericaOnCoffee. Sugar cravings are real and can overwhelm us. Do consider the many fruits as an alternative as well as, pastries and candies made from fruit, honey and or agave syrup. Have a good and healthy week!🍂☕️

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  6. leggypeggy
    Aug 11, 2020 @ 22:02:19

    Poor John’s blood sugar level was creeping up, so he cut back on sugar—still has ice cream twice a week instead of every day—and his levels are back to normal. So maybe you could be a bit easier on yourself.

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  7. tanjabrittonwriter
    Aug 11, 2020 @ 21:48:12

    I think it’s a biological imperative for our bodies to crave fats and sugar, and the best way to keep those cravings at bay is to try to eat balanced meals which provide all of the nutrients we need, so that our bodies feel satisfied rather than deprived. Psychologically it’s important, too, as we seem to want exactly what we tell ourselves we can’t have. We are complicated creatures. 🙂

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