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SUGAR ATTACK

Rikr

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I try not to eat sugar but my wife is a sugar addict - normally she hides it. Last night I found the ice cream and had a way too large of bowl - went into a major nervous system attack and was up pacing and sick all night.

Anyone else have this reaction to sugar.
 

Izthewiz

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Just switch to a low sugar ice cream.
Everyone seems to be a health nut now a day.
But the thing is if you enjoy it once a week and strict all week No problem at all.
 

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Yeah I used to feel worse anxiety and mental health wise whilst I only ate fatty and unhealthy foods. I had a bit of a breakdown, where it was so bad I couldn't go out for a few months last year. I completely changed my diet and now I only eat unhealthy one day of a week and have never felt better. You just need a few weeks to adjust.
Hope this helps
 

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I try not to eat sugar but my wife is a sugar addict - normally she hides it. Last night I found the ice cream and had a way too large of bowl - went into a major nervous system attack and was up pacing and sick all night.

Anyone else have this reaction to sugar.
I did that the other day. I've cut out sugar completely for a while and then I decided that a chocolate malt sounded pretty good. I inhaled it pretty much and got super sick after. I thought i was going to have a heart attack too! I felt wired, nervous and sick all night.
 
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I have that same issues with sugar, fatty and unhealthy food also, but sugar is the worst.It makes me super sick, and jittery . I really love sugar, so I am not able to portion control very well. I go through a lot of trouble with my family about food, they eat super unhealthy, and I am always accused it's all in my head.
I found that a lot of people with anxiety have trouble with food, and a lot of people who mentioned this to their therapist, including myself got the reaction " No it's not food, it's your anxiety"
 

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I have that same issues with sugar, fatty and unhealthy food also, but sugar is the worst.It makes me super sick, and jittery . I really love sugar, so I am not able to portion control very well. I go through a lot of trouble with my family about food, they eat super unhealthy, and I am always accused it's all in my head.
I found that a lot of people with anxiety have trouble with food, and a lot of people who mentioned this to their therapist, including myself got the reaction " No it's not food, it's your anxiety"
Food plays a huge role for me. When I eat healthy, stay away from sugar and flour and keep dairy to a minimum, I feel great. After a few months of feeling great, I start cheating more than just every once in a while and I gradually start feeling the anxiety return. That's where I'm at now after a solid 6 month run of feeling great. Back to tingling sensations in my head and insomnia :(

At least I know there's a path back (only took me 10+ years to figure it out....I hope .)
 
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Food plays a huge role for me. When I eat healthy, stay away from sugar and flour and keep dairy to a minimum, I feel great. After a few months of feeling great, I start cheating more than just every once in a while and I gradually start feeling the anxiety return. That's where I'm at now after a solid 6 month run of feeling great. Back to tingling sensations in my head and insomnia :(

At least I know there's a path back (only took me 10+ years to figure it out....I hope .)
It's OK, you will go back to feeling great and eating good. As far as cheating goes..it never worked for me.I have one sneaky meal, everything goes OK, then I try two, then a whole day, then days..So cheat meals are good for some people, don't really work with others..and I think it kinda promotes eating disorders...or maybe it's just me..
I know people don't like to hear this, but plant based, gluten free works best for me. and of course not eating at night. Everything past 7 o'clock, gives me nightmares. I had this issue since when I was a kid, it's not anxiety related nightmares
 
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