Sugar Addiction

Updated on June 22, 2020 in Gastric Sleeve Support Groups
17 on June 11, 2020

Hi Everyone, I’m just joining, and need support. I had VSG surgery 7months ago and I’ve lost 40lbs. But I havent lost weight in 2 months. I credit my stall on my sugar addiction. Unfortunately, sugar doesn’t make me sick or dump. And I’m allergic to aspartame, so sugar-free is not good for me. Does anyone have the same problem? I am open to suggestions and or alternatives. I know this is stomach surgery not brain surgery. But I’m actually having a bad journey. I feel disgurished and disappointed.

 
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3 on June 12, 2020

Oh no, I’m sorry to hear this. My addiction as to salty food. I just looked for healthier salty choices. How about freezing strawberries, I hear they are sweet and healthy!

on June 12, 2020

Thank you Jordan for your suggestion. I appreciate it. I have tried frozen strawberries and blended them to make a sorbet. And it does help.

on June 12, 2020

Strawberry sorbet sounds delicious! I have a problem with sweets too. I’ll have to try that. What do you add to the frozen strawberries? Congratulations on the weight loss!

on June 13, 2020

Thank you!! If the strawberries are already sweet,I don’t add anything to it. I just blend them in my Magic Bullet. I do the same with frozen bananas too.

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3 on June 12, 2020

How are you at moderation? I’m the type that can’t regulate myself at all. If that’s how you are then keep sweets out of your house if you can. I know you can’t avoid sweets all the time, but keeping it out of the house will make a difference. I love sugar too. I went three months without having any of the stuff and sweets tasted awful once I started eating them again. So give it time and the cravings will go away. I’ve been through it. Sadly, I kept trying them again and got hooked once more.

on June 12, 2020

Thanks Adam. How did you discipline yourself to remove sugar for 3 months? I did that for 3 days, and I got severe headaches. Now, I do agree you with about not having it in the house. Which I do. One weakness is my drinks. I love sweet tea. Lately, I have been diluting it to cut the sweetness in half. My problem is I get motivated for 2 weeks, and then I fall again.

on June 12, 2020

Congrats on your weight loss! Are you tracking your calories? When I hit a plateau, I go back to tracking EVERYTHING I eat and I quickly realize that I’m consuming more calories than I thought. A teaspoon of sugar only contains 16 calories. Maybe it will help if you sweeten each glass of tea and limit yourself to one teaspoon of sugar per glass. Mio is a zero calorie water enhancer that’s sweetened with sucralose. There are tons of flavors to pick from including sweet tea.

on June 12, 2020

I live for the sweet stuff! I think life would be awfully dull without it. I eat slow melting hard candy when I want something sweet. Root beer barrels last a long time and you can eat three for 70 calories. Jolly Ranchers are the same. You can have three pieces of peppermint candy for 60 calories. All of these take a long time to dissolve so they are more satisfying, to me at least. Replace ice cream with popsicles. I think most of us get discouraged at some point, but you’ve already come so far. You will get over this hump!

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0 on June 13, 2020

Thank you Lat. Great suggestions. I will definitely try the hard candy trick, and I will try the Mio too.😀

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1 on June 13, 2020

My other problem is not enough protein. I cant stomach protein drinks, like premier. Since I’ve had surgery, I’ve become sensitive to soups, broths, oatmael, and protein shakes. So guess what goes down nice and easy…. BREAD!! I try to stick to the healthy bread, but even that’s becoming a problem. So now, I try not to buy too much bread, but it’s hard when you have kids who love sandwiches. I’m a lost cause.. or am I being stubborn??HELP!!

on June 17, 2020

I’m sensitive to those foods too after being on the pureed diet. Now it makes me nauseous just to think about them. I hope it goes away eventually. Is your problem psychological too or do you mean you are allergic to some of the ingredients? Have you asked your doc about protein tablets? They also make tasteless protein powders you can sprinkle on food. You can eat all the bread you want. Just burn more calories than you consume and you’ll be okay.

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0 on June 14, 2020

Sorry about your sugar addiction, although it is possible to make long-term dietary adjustments, including keeping away from sugar. Were you still using sugar when you lost the 40lbs or were you off it for a while?

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1 on June 14, 2020

I did it with sugar unfortunately. But now my body just stopped losing weight. I know what I have to do, just having a hard time mentally letting go.

on June 17, 2020

Are you still obese? Are you gaining weight? If you can answer in the negative to both of those then I wouldn’t sweat it. Have your sugar and be happy that you lost the weight you did and enjoy life. You don’t have to be a skinny person for that. You’ve lost quite a bit. Has it helped?

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1 on June 18, 2020

Thank you Adam for your support. I haven’t gain my weight nor have I lost anymore. I am working on my sugar addiction. For me, it’s one step at a time.

on June 22, 2020

I apologize for asking you so many personal questions, especially about your weight. Since I’ve been social distancing I’ve forgotten how to hold a normal conversation online or in person.

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0 on June 22, 2020

I am a little jealous because it sounds like your enjoyment of food hasn’t been hindered by the surgery. I am about a year out and eating a sandwich takes a long, long time because I feel full so quickly. Sometimes I miss my love affair with food, even though it was killing me.

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