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Hack My Sweet Tooth

Asked on April 21, 2011
Created April 21, 2011 at 7:08 PM

I've been primal now for 2.5 months. I'm not really having an issue with lack of carbs--in fact, I've been really good at avoiding breads, pasta, rice, etc.--I am struggling with sweets. Cookies, cake, chocolate, candy... You name it, I love it and want it constantly. I've always had a severe sweet tooth, so cutting out sugar completely has been a big problem for me.

I did "hardcore" paleo for the first month, and did awesome. When my fiance and I went to a wedding at the end of that first month, I ate a (obscenely delicious) cupcake. And it was all downhill from there. I've dealt with eating disorders in the past, and have always been a secret binge eater. I'll be do really well for a few days and then completely sabotage myself with a Cadbury Creme Egg or four. The next day I start afresh but anywhere from another day to a week later, the cycle repeats. My fiance does not have a sweet tooth, so he is really no help at all. Suggestions like, "Just don't eat it" don't seem to work for me, even though I know that's what I have to do.

How do you get a lifelong sweet tooth under control? Is it even possible? How do those of you with unbearable sweet cravings deal with them? My cravings never really went away during that first month--isn't that supposed to happen, or does it take longer depending on the intensity of one's desire for sugar?

Any and all tips, tricks, advice and/or hacks for getting this sugar situation under control would be much, much appreciated.

Note: This is my first question, and I've searched the archives to see if there are any other questions dealing with combating a vicious sweet tooth, and haven't really found anything that answers this question specifically. If I missed it, please point me towards the proper thread.

Thank you!

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