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TEST: Are you a sugar addict?

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Sugar Addict or Sugar Sensitive?

Being a sugar addict is not the same as being sensitive to sugar. If you are sensitive to sugar, you are able to eat a couple of sweets and then stop eating more. If you are an addict, you can’t stop until there are no sweets left. You are out of control and get withdrawal symptom if you don’t eat your sweets. To get the same emotional effect you will have to increase your sweet intake over time. Do the tests and see if you have  a problem.

Test 1 – Are you a sugar addict?

During this past year, have you ever:

  • been eating sweets to comfort yourself when you were angry, sad or bored?
  • neglected any of your commitments because you have eaten too much sweets?
  • been eating more sweets than you intended to do when you started eating?
  • been so occupied by sweets that you couldn’t think of anything else?
  • felt that you need to change your sweet habits?
  • heard from friends or family that you shouldn’t eat so much sweets?

If you have answered “YES” two times or more, you might consider changing your sugar habits. To make sure, take another test.

Test 2 – Are you a sugar addict?

  • I eat a lot of sweets
  • I love white bread, pop corn and pasta
  • I am depressed and often think about food and body weight
  • I often overreact on stressful situations and/or have a bad temper
  • I often hide my sweets
  • I have been on a diet more than twice without permanent result
  • I easily break my promises
  • One or both of my parents have drinking problems
  • One or both of my parents like sweets a lot
  • I am surrounded by people who have problems with food/alcohol

If you have answered yes four times or more, you probably have got a problem.

Don’t worry, there is a way out.

How to reduce your craving for sweets and stabilize your sugar level:

  • Eliminate sugar and all foods with high GI (fast carbohydrates) from your diet. In extreme cases you might even have to stop eating fruits.
  • Eat foods with low GI (slow carbohydrates) and rich in fiber.
  • Eat nutritious food at a certain time everyday.
  • Avoid stressful situations that trigger your cravings for sweets.

Say no to: Refined carbohydrates (high GI)

The more refined a carbohydrate is (high GI), the faster the glucose is released into the bloodstream. Your blood sugar level will rise and fall very quickly, causing a sugar craving.

Say yes to: Complex carbohydrates (low GI)

The more complex a carbohydrate is (low GI), the longer it takes for the body to digest it. You will feel fuller for a longer time after eating, and you will not be craving for any sugar/snacks between meals.

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  • I am a sugar addict. I will try my best to stay away from sweets. I will limit myself to a certain amount of sweets a day.

  • Youn should take the test and figure out if you are a sugar addict. They will give you advice on what to do. I had no idea i was a sugar addict. Good Luck! Don’t think that its really bad, just relax andand realize that you can control yourself.

  • i think this test really made me reconize how much sweets i eat.

  • I AM A SUGAR ADDICT. Occording to the test anyway. I decided that I should try to limit myself to a certain amount of sweets a day. With me this method will probably not work I’ve tried it before. So, if it doesn’t work ( at least try) then search the website under HEALTHY FOODS and look for other methods. Don’t forget to post your questions on the website so they can be answered!

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  • SAM

    I sometimes have a sweet problem. When i am sad or mad at some peopel at school

  • i know i have a problem and it really bothers me at school when i look at all the other girls and how they look.its embarassing. i want to stop really bad but sometimes i cant help my crave.

  • I love sweets I love white bread, pop corn and pasta I am very depressed I often overreact on stressful situations I often hide my sweets I often think about food and body weight,One or both of my parents like sweets a lot

  • i think ive really inproved!!! this website is awsime!!!!!!!!!!!
    acually i havnt inproved. i listened to instructions but nothing hapened.
    tell me what i should do. NOW!!!!

  • i havnt inproved at all.

  • I think I have a problem with me y weight and so does my does my mom to. We have problems we are trying are best I hope loss weight and stop eating sugar stuff and others things……I hope in life i become a better person in life and so does my mom.SOME PEOPLE I FEEL PEOPLE DON T FEEL BAD I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS. SOME PEOLPE MAKE FUN OF ME BUT NOT ANY MORE. AND SOME TIMES I DO LIKE SWEETS BUT OTHER TIMES NOT REALLY NOT ANY MORE.AT SCHOOL PEOPLE ACTUALLY DO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH SWEETS AND I UNDERSANTS THAT VERY MUCH WHEN I WAS LITTLE I HAD THIS PROBLEM I STILL DO I EAT TO MUCH AND I AM TRYING TO STOP MY SELF DOING THIS AND KEEP EATING I WANT TO STOP THIS EATING TO MUCH.I can t stop doing this I WANT TO TELL PEOPLE THIS BECAUSE I WANT TO TELL PEOPLE WANT I AM FEELING LIKE AND TO TELL SOME PEOPLE THIS. I HAVE SUGAR ADDICT JUST HEAR ME OUT AND JUST TO TELL YOU I AM A GIRL SCOUT DONT BE SHOCK. YOU PROBABLY THINK A LITTLE KIDS I AM 13 NOT 6 13 BYE THANKS FOR LITTING ME TELL YOU THIS BYE

  • Thanks for sharing your views and your situation. I know many people with similar problems but they keep everyting inside of them. I hope you keep focused on your path.