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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

After the last couple of weeks stress and emotional eating, I have been cutting the refined carbs out. Instead, I have been eating mainly fruits and veggies. Tofu, chicken, lean meat if I eat meat. I have more energy. Last night and into today, I have had pain. This happens when I go cold turkey on the candies, chips, and sweets. (Why would I ever go back?🤔) Does anyone else experience this type of "withdrawal " from refined carbs? Do you actually hurt? I have seen the scale move more in the good direction in the last 2 days than I have in a month! Praise God for that! Seriously, if I feel pain because of not eating certain foods that I was consuming constantly to feed my emotions, then it is an addiction. With God's help and strength, I can make this change last. I am liking what I see in my clothes(or don't see..lol) Got to keep pushing!
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    Good going!!!!

    Unsure but you have me thinking now!
    303 days ago
  • THINCPL2004
    You are doing a great job. I got the jitters when I quit drinking sodas but I found if I drink plenty of water and the wife likes to brew fresh tea between the two it help! And increasing my protein intake also help with my urges for the refined carbs. You can do it, keep it up!
    303 days ago
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    emoticon This was convicting: "... if I feel pain because of not eating certain foods that I was consuming constantly to feed my emotions, then it is an addiction." I honestly never thought of it in that light and will definitely be spending time on my knees over this realization. emoticon
    303 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    Agree with all of what has been said. Our bodies get used to the "sugar fix" and rebel when we deny it what it craves! I think those that do strict Keto often experience what they call the Keto Flu! Same stuff..I do not cut candy completely but limit to one or two Dove bites in PM with my tea. Dark chocolate is good for you..yeah it is..Plus I like it a lot! But am able to limit to just a couple.
    When I did the Vegan challenge I felt great but I did miss my dairy and some other stuff. So a Mostly Plant based would work..Vegan is for me a step too far!
    Do what works for you and what you feel good doing! That is the secret to sticking to it!!
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    303 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    Yes, I think withdrawal from refined carbs is typical. Thank goodness it doesn’t last too long!
    304 days ago
    So glad what you are doing worked! It can be a tough journey sometimes!
    304 days ago
    Yes, I also went through it when I first went on a low carb diet. My dr. also warned it can also happen as our bodies readjust itself from high blood glucose levels (which was the case for me).

    You’re doing amazing! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    304 days ago
    Sounds good! I keep reading about going "mostly plant-based. Soy is a prob for me, but there ARE other plant proteins. I don't think I've ever cut the sugar long enough to feel withdrawal! emoticon
    304 days ago
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    I get incredibly headachy, yes! Hang in there, it's worth the pain!
    304 days ago
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    Yes, I usually get headaches for a couple of days. I guess I miss salty snacks as much as the sugary ones.It sure does feel good to see those scales go down though. I have been pretty bad in the past, to give in, and just one day can ruin all efforts.
    304 days ago
    Yes same here. Sugar wreaks havoc on the body!
    304 days ago
    Yes, I went thru that and it is part of getting off sugars. The good news is it doesn't last forever! Stay hydrated. That helps a lot. A little more sleep, that helps too. I found upping my protein helped as well. Just some ideas.
    304 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/24/2019 2:34:25 PM
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