Many who stop drinking find themselves turning to sugar a transfer of addiction. I have found people have actually been told to eat sugar because sugar will quell the alcohol cravings.
Which is true, to a degree, but telling an addict to transfer one addiction to another substance is a tough one for me to swallow, it’s transference. Like hey quit drinking but start a shopping addiction. So here’s some keys to avoiding transferring alcohol to eating all the candy.
Here are some tips to help avoiding transferring alcohol to a sugar addiction.
- Eat Berries & Fruits (snack type food keeps your hands busy) that’s healthy and contains sugar but also nutrients. An apple with peanut butter is my favorite snack
- Smoothies are a great way to feel full and satisfy a sweet tooth with a health benefit (make them at home in the blender – store bought are full of added sugars)
- Keep a plate of veggies (already chopped) in the fridge & dip) ready for snacking
- Sweet potatoes are a complex carb that when you bake they candy, add cinnamon and they are a healthy treat.
- Chocolate Protein powder is my favorite I add it to my oatmeal, my plain yogurt or as my post workout shake with berries. It helps me get my extra protein in and satisfys a sweet tooth.
- Chew gum
- Keep your hands busy
- Do not buy what you cannot eat in moderation in your house. If you want something you actually have to leave and go get a treat (you’ll see me on instagram going and getting a blizzard every once in a while, because I do not keep ice-cream in my house)
- Don’t buy treats at Costco ( enough said LOL)
- Exercise yes go for a walk, take up tennis, go swimming, and do it on a regular schedule not just once in a while.
Many people struggle with this, you are not alone, but know that it does not have to continue or even start. You can eat healthy, be healthy and get sober or be sober without transferring your addiction.
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As always I hope these tips helped and reach out anytime xoxoxox Christina