Re: huge sugar addiction
I totally understand. I'm convinced that eating sweets causes my body to release a bunch of feel-good hormones. If there are sugary treats in my house, they will be gone in no time. Yes, you can use your diet to curb those cravings. Here's what I do:
Plan my diet out for the week, foods include fruit, vegetables, lean meat, fish, whole grains, nuts/seeds, and low-fat dairy. Nothing sugary. No white potatoes, white rice, pasta, or white bread.
Don't allow sugary foods into your house.
Chew sugar-free gum.
Foods that help satisfy my sugar cravings:
low-calorie popsicles and fudgesicles
100 calorie pack of coco-roasted almonds
3 pieces of sugar-free dark chocolate
no sugar added hot chocolate (for colder months)