I am a twenty year old young lady who has gone through a never-ending struggle with my weight and health. From abuse of laxatives, a lot of all nighters, alcohol, depression, bad skin rashes, I have experienced it all. I wouldn’t say I have an eating disorder at all, but as my full-time job is a model, I do travel a lot, binge on unhealthy food, but most of all-I have a severe addiction to sugar. This may sound insane, but I am more than convinced it is an addiction, and one that makes me very unhappy. I have a naturally thin figure, I am 5″9 and weigh 123 pounds, and this is when I eat proper meals ( 3 healthy meals a day). The only issue is my addiction to sugar has made me through out the years cut out meals and substitute them by chocolate, and other sweets, in order to “save the calories”. I do realize after consulting a nutritionist this is a completely irrational and unhealthy idea! Long story short, I have been living the most unhealthy life style, okay I have never touched drugs, but other than that, the worst! I have been suggested by a doctor to go on a water fast in order to kick start my new health habits. He suggested I do it in order to eliminate this addiction to sugar, and junk I have which causes me hypoglycemia, and lots of other symptoms, and explained to me that he personally thought it was the only way of getting back on a right track..some sort of a “new beginning”.
Now here is my issue: The intermittent fasting I have done-easily. But now cutting sugar, I have never done. And this is really what I need to do for my own health and future. How do you suggested saving myself from these sugar rages, binges, whatever people may call them, in order to get through enough days for a new start? I am well aware this might not make me loose weight as I am already tiny, but this is really, and truly not the point of my fast.
I am supposed to be setting examples on health with my profession, which I normally could do( I am definitely not a supporter of the pin thin model look), if I wasn’t addicted to sugar. I could eat a entire box of Oreos and feel satisfied.
I would really appreciate yours, more than anyones advice because you seem to have experienced more than I can ever wish to myself when it comes to personal challenges and mental strength.
Good luck to everyone on this website trying to accomplish this for their own good, kudos!!!
god bless, and thank you so much in advance.