ss116 Posted March 20, 2014 Share Posted March 20, 2014 Hi all! I want to do a Whole30 (or possibly longer) PROPERLY to help accomplish the following goals: 1. Heal my very longstanding (and lately completely out of control) sugar/carb addiction. 2. Start to repair my metabolism, which I believe is VERY out of whack due to #1. 3. Establish a way-of-eating that is healthy and easy for me to stick to for life. I will not lie, because of the issues with sugar/carbs, I have put on quite a bit of body fat that I want to get rid of very badly. This has tripped me up in the past re: weighing when I'm not supposed to, trying to follow ketogenic diets, etc etc. So I think that I need to be held accountable and get some support, so I would like to try posting daily food logs here just with the idea that even if no one is looking at them, I'll know someone COULD be. The other issue I wanted some input on is that I do in fact seem to be EXTREMELY carb sensitive. I have binged quite easily on fruits, nut butters and nuts, and there have even been a couple instances where a meal high in starchy vegetables and resulted in my having EXTREME sugar cravings a few hours later into the next day. All of this seems to imply to me that I would benefit from a somewhat lower overall carb intake, but I have not been able to make it through withdrawal periods attempting to do so. So basically I'm having a hard time in the first week or two starting out striking a balance between not eating so much starch that I might stimulate cravings and going too low carb and completely crashing to the point where I am unable to tolerate it and continue on plan. I honestly hope to get off sugar/wheat/refined carbs with the intention of NEVER eating them again. I know most do not go to this extreme, but these foods have literally had me in the throes of serious addiction for years now. It doesn't appear to have much correlation with emotions/moodstates so much as I genuinely feel PHYSIOLOGICALLY addicted to these foods, but SO strongly. If I could have myself locked away in a detox for a month where they were completely unavailable to me I would do it in a heartbeat. I'm certainly considering speaking with a therapist about it as well (the one I'm currently seeing in general happens to specialize in addiction) - however, the addiction model around food generally isn't well-received in clinical circles yet so I'm a little concerned he would tout moderation, which I have come to learn through years of self-experimentation is literally not possible for me with these foods. Anyway, sorry this is quite long! I am genuinely open to any advice and am realizing I might need to relinquish a little more control than I have in the past and have faith and patience that my body will be able to sort itself out over TIME given the proper tools (step 1 is that I plan to literally THROW AWAY my scale this evening). Thank you in advance for any suggestions, and I will begin posting my logs here tomorrow. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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