The struggle to liberate yourself from any addiction, seems to lie within the strength of your will power. What is most puzzling is that the Bible tells us how there is a way that a man knows, but that is not the way. The more I think on this and as I attempt to conquer this thing with my own strength, I am waking to the fact that this will take more than just me. Sugar addiction is rooted deep in the physiology, and it is even harder to escape because so many food products are laced with it. It's hard to win a battle when the game is rigged against you.
There are some things that have helped me find small victories each day.
1. Write down or record what you eat. I use my Fitbit app to record my eating habits and it helps because you are more cognizant of what is going into your body. Jenny Craig is also great for recording what you eat.
2. Talk about that which you're struggling. I record small videos of myself as a reminder for how I feel during my most weakened times, where my will power is at a low. This really helps to fortify myself for the next day or the rest of the remaining day. It's also comforting to express the pains of the process.
3. Get an accountability partner. My wife is pretty much my go to person with this whole sugar liberation thing. I let her know that I don't need any sugar and she makes sure that I don't have any or sneak anything.
4. Be forgiving. Don't be down on yourself if you fail. Just get back into the driver's seat and continue towards your destination. This isn't an easy process nor will you win every battle. The goal is to win the war.
5. Stay prayerful. Make sure to place these desires in your prayer time. Making your goals known to God is important because he paves the way for your victory. Have faith, and continue forward despite any fears.
These are just some of my weapons in this war on sugar. There is a link below for additional support from some real experts. Good luck and God speed!
Sugar Addiction Support