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Giving up meat seems to be really easy as long as I have loads of unhealthy snacks and sugar loaded crap around. What should i do to lessen my intense sugar cravings? I really need to eat way way way less processed food. :-(<br><br>
It seems like the hardest things to give up for me in order are<br><br>
1) sugar<br>
2) dairy<br>
3) meat<br><br>
I know it makes no sense :S<br><br>
Any ideas would help.
 

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Fruit! Also drinking more water and finding activities to keep you busy help too.
 

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Hi Kindred, i tend to be the same when it comes to sweets so yesterday i bough some dairy free choc biscuits and they seem to do the trick.<br>
Also fruit, like werefolf mentioned, and smoothies are a good idea.<br>
You could probably also have a look at your diet generally, maybe you are not eating enough in other meals through out the day and hence the snacking and sugar cravings. Just an idea =)
 

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I am a SUGAR ADDICT. While most people have a body water percentage of 62%, I have a body sugar percentage of 62%. I recommend fresh fruit, smoothies, lollipops (take a while to eat), gum, and eating high fiber meals. If you're completely depriving yourself of sugar, stop. The more you limit yourself, the more you'll crave it. Dark chocolate helps, it's rich. Are you hydrated? I find that when I stop drinking lots of water, I crave sweets more.
 

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Have you detoxed recently? If not, this could be your problem. A lot of problems occur because our bodies are toxic. Just like cleaning our bathrooms, we should also clean ourselves, at least once a month. I know where you can get a 7 day cleanse that is certified vegan.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Dewski</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2840111"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Have you detoxed recently? If not, this could be your problem. A lot of problems occur because our bodies are toxic. Just like cleaning our bathrooms, we should also clean ourselves, at least once a month. I know where you can get a 7 day cleanse that is certified vegan.</div>
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You'll find many people here who believe detoxing is crap, myself included. Your liver, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract are all in charge of cleaning our bodies. The fact that you think you should fast for more than 1/4 of the month is scary.
 

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Hmmm, personally I would do a short raw food/liquid fast. if you really want to cut the processed food out you need to hit the reset button on your tastebuds and brains reward system. Load up on fruits, veggies, broths, protein smoothies, whatever. Just do not eat processed food for like 2-3 days. I've heard really good things about it, but haven't tried it myself (yet). It's completely possible to reset your taste buds (do you smoke? that can damage them and make them less sensitive to good for you foods and make you crave fatty/sugary foods instead) and your body naturally releases dopamine when you eat healthy foods so try and give it a shot. After a few days of eating healthy you'll hopefully be grossed out by overly processed junk food.<br><br>
Eating too much of any of the foods you listed can have negative health effects, and what's more important to you? Your health or eating sugary snacks?<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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I have to agree with danakscully, our bodies function to get rid of toxins naturally. Drink plenty of water, have green smoothies with lots of fruit, buy vegan dark chocolate, and don't deprive yourself too much! If don't eat what you want every once in a while in moderation, you are more likely to binge on unhealthy food.
 

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I have to agree with danakscully, our bodies function to get rid of toxins naturally. Drink plenty of water, have green smoothies with lots of fruit, buy vegan dark chocolate, and don't deprive yourself too much! If don't eat what you want every once in a while in moderation, you are more likely to binge on unhealthy food.</div>
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While it's true that your body detoxes itself naturally, there are some foods you can take to help aid in the detoxing. One example would be Chlorella which actually has been shown to help rid the body of dioxins. But yeah, you don't need to go to an extreme and fast and do all that. Just eat a healthy diet. Eating sugary/dessert foods once in awhile is a-ok <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">.
 

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You'll find many people here who believe detoxing is crap, myself included. Your liver, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract are all in charge of cleaning our bodies. The fact that you think you should fast for more than 1/4 of the month is scary.</div>
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Never mentioned fasting. As a matter of fact, there is no fasting going on at all. Fruits & Veggies are fine but Alcohol, caffeine, processed foods, fried meals, and sugary treats are not recommended during the detox. Try telling a constipated person that their body is working just fine on it's own. Did you know that John Waynes colon weighed 40 lbs. when he died? Wonder what he was hiding in there.
 

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No I dont smoke and never have.<br><br>
Fruit seems to be the winner :-D I sort of figured i couldnt go without sugar and needed to switch with a less processed type, thanks all for the suggestions.
 

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Never mentioned fasting. As a matter of fact, there is no fasting going on at all. Fruits & Veggies are fine but Alcohol, caffeine, processed foods, fried meals, and sugary treats are not recommended during the detox. Try telling a constipated person that their body is working just fine on it's own. Did you know that John Waynes colon weighed 40 lbs. when he died? Wonder what he was hiding in there.</div>
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That doesn't sound like detox as much as just changing your diet to include more healthy, plant based foods <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> When I hear detox, I instantly cringe because that usually means only liquids or a very limited diet of a few items. If a person is constipated, they need to change their food intake in general, not detox. People should be eating tons of fruits and veggies to keep nature going, that's a huge problem Americans have generally.<br><br>
The thing about John Wayne is a myth: <a href="http://www.snopes.com/horrors/gruesome/fecalcolon.asp" target="_blank">http://www.snopes.com/horrors/gruesome/fecalcolon.asp</a>
 

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That doesn't sound like detox as much as just changing your diet to include more healthy, plant based foods <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> When I hear detox, I instantly cringe because that usually means only liquids or a very limited diet of a few items. If a person is constipated, they need to change their food intake in general, not detox. People should be eating tons of fruits and veggies to keep nature going, that's a huge problem Americans have generally.<br><br>
The thing about John Wayne is a myth: <a href="http://www.snopes.com/horrors/gruesome/fecalcolon.asp" target="_blank">http://www.snopes.com/horrors/gruesome/fecalcolon.asp</a></div>
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Our "diet" (I like to think of it as a lifestyle) should consist of fruits & veggies anyway. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> You are correct that we have a huge problem with getting the proper intake here in the U.S. & that's why some of us need help in keeping things moving more naturally. That's why I set out to get involved with a company that is VERY health oriented. They now carry an Antioxidant & Immunity Booster, which we all need now a days, that equals so much fruits & veggies, there's no way one person could eat the equivalent of this "shot" (think drink) in one day. We should also be focusing on eating more veggies, as fruit has fructose & too much is not good, even if it is natural sugar.<br><br>
Even if the thing about John Wayne is a myth, your colon can hold quite a bit, which adds to the scale & your health. Even five pounds sitting there can cause major health problems. That's why, when you start on a exercise program, it's best to cleanse the colon which helps get faster results. I hear too many people complain because they can't lose that last five pounds or so. This could be a major contributing factor.
 

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For the love of god. Detoxing has never survived any kind of scientific rigour. If someone is constipated then they need to eat healthier or go to a doctor.
 

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For the love of god. Detoxing has never survived any kind of scientific rigour. If someone is constipated then they need to eat healthier or go to a doctor.</div>
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If one goes to the Dr., just what is he going to do about it? Some people eat a few fruits & veggies throughout the day & think they have eaten enough to help keep things moving along smoothly. These people would be shocked to hear they are not even close to the RDA! As for eating healthy, that's a chore in itself just trying to read labels to make sure we are eating healthy. Can you tell an organic fruit from a GMO fruit? Just because one eats fruits & veggies doesn't mean they are eating healthy. Eat a GMO laden fruit/veggie and your overloading your body with toxins!
 

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Fruit! Also drinking more water and finding activities to keep you busy help too.</div>
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Yeh, that's right, activities such as eating more sugar. <img alt="" src="http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs48/f/2009/214/d/9/_sugarcube__by_ILoveAnimeBoys.png" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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what i do is take bananas and let them get really ripe, i mean basically rotten ripe. freeze them, and grind them up with almond milk for a smoothie adding more fresh fruit. if you get your sugar like this for a while, it will start to taste sweeter and sweeter, and become very satisfying. then when you have real sugar, it's too sweet. so basically you are retraining your taste buds. try it, and you'll find it works.<br><br>
of course, this takes an element of discipline. ain't life grand?
 

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Eat more fiber if you are constipated.
 
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