Sticking to a diet ...

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Davem10, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Davem10 Purple Belt

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    I believe the first step is to destroy the sugar addiction, this is the hardest step

    I'm going to try to live on a soylent type drink for 3 weeks to rid myself of addiction

    The second step I believe is to reward yourself, say every week or so

    Anyone managed to kick a sugar addiction and what type of rewards do you give to yourself to keep yourself on track with a diet. I'm legit thinking hookers
     
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  2. Beijing Power Yellow Belt

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    I've done the only drinking protein shake think for like a month. Lost a decent amount of weight but I can't say it helped with my desire to eat less sugar. It also was not very fun.

    Crash diets can be useful in certain contexts but to be honest, they have had zero effect on my normal diet. Choosing a way of eating that you can live with is a much more viable option.
     
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  4. Lastofthemohican Blue Belt

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    When I first moved to the US i started drinking sodas more and more til I was fucking disgusted with myself. That shit gets addictive.

    In the end I just drank a fuck ton of water all day for about 2 weeks (if you're full of fluids the last thing you crave is a sugary drink). You will piss like a racehorse at first. Now I have like one can of pepsi a week at most.
     
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    Apparently there is a bacteria in the gut that only feeds on simple sugars (monosaccarides). When you cut out sugar that bacteria secrets a neurotransmitter that crosses the blood brain barrier and tells your brain to eat sugar. Clearly it's not easy.

    I used to eat a shit tonne of sweets when I was a competitive athlete - I literally lived off desserts from a bakery next door to where I was living when I was broke and racing in the Netherlands. Needless to say I have a sweet tooth.

    The only thing that has worked for me is to not eat any desserts at night and no sugary drinks except sport drinks when doing long runs or rides. just don't buy any desserts, don't keep sugar at home, don't eat the donuts someone brings into the office. It's going to brutal for 5 to 6 weeks but you get there if you can gut it out (pardon the pun).

    The toughest thing IMO is snacking. It's very hard to find snacks that don't have a bunch of sugar or are mostly carbs.

    good luck and keep posting ITT. I'm pretty sure everyone will provide non-stop encouragement.
     
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    Starting a 2 year diet today called "Specific Carb Diet" or "SCD" its pretty similar to Paleo.
    My reason is more so to heal my colitis thats been raging for over a month now. Good luck to you and be strong.
    The rewards of health (body and mind) and looking good is worth it! ;)
     
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  7. Senzo Tanaka Silver Belt

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    Cheat days will just set you back and make you crave them. I think it requires a complete lifestyle change.

    I have a sweet tooth and even though I wasn't fat, I would find myself going for sweets like Sour Patch candy or something chocolate after dinner. I knew that had to stop.

    I'm currently doing keto and while I didn't have much weight to lose, I've lost a ton. I haven't had a single non-vegetable carb, piece of candy, sugar, etc. for 2 months now. I thought it would be tough but it really hasn't been. You can still eat really good on keto and while I do miss candy, I don't miss bread, pasta or anything like that. It almost seems gross to me now.

    I do have the pretty frequent diet soda which cures the sugar itch but I eventually want to ditch those too. My advice is don't reward yourself. Look at food as a fuel source and not entertainment.
     
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  8. MisterHappy White Belt

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    It seems everyone is focussed on the non important things like diet rather than what mattered in your post...

    "I'm legit thinking hookers"

    Yes, bang some ho's. Always a good choice in virtually all situations. <Goldie11>
     
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  9. Davem10 Purple Belt

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    Totally forgot i made this thread

    My diet is going great !

    The best its ever gone

    I put it down to stopping cardio to be honest. I used to smash cardio because i boxed, always cardio. I was always hungry

    Now ive decided to add muscle, ive stopped the cardio, started lifting weights regularly and my diet is spot on.

    I havent ate shit once. Im so determined to get a fantastic body

    Im going to upload a picture tomorrow of my current state so i can post a transformation picture in 3 or 4 months time

    But yeah, very happy with how things are going
     
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  10. Davem10 Purple Belt

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    Ha

    Duno why i even wrote that

    I was a weak minded bitch then, needing rewards to eat healthy pfffft
     
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