Sugar-Free and Vegan

Rory17

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Hello,
I keep going back and forth from veggie to vegan. I was vegan before, and I haven’t intentionally eaten meat since I was 13 (I’m now 26).
I have binge eating disorder and a sugar addiction. I am thinking of going sugar-free, but I want to go vegan as well. Has anyone here ever done sugar-free and vegan at the same time? What was it like? Was it easy? How could I do this and actually stick to it and not give up?
Thank you.
 
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Hello,
I keep going back and forth from veggie to vegan. I was vegan before, and I haven’t intentionally eaten meat since I was 13 (I’m now 26).
I have binge eating disorder and a sugar addiction. I am thinking of going sugar-free, but I want to go vegan as well. Has anyone here ever done sugar-free and vegan at the same time? What was it like? Was it easy? How could I do this and actually stick to it and not give up?
Thank you.
Two very good goals, but with an eating disorder I recommend caution. Trying to do this could be triggering.

I'm always recommending Cronometer to people. However, I have learned that for people with eating disorders, nutrient tracking can be triggering.

If you can track your nutrients (with or without Cronometer) I would work backwards as well as you can and then set that as a base. From there on I would just try to make incremental and gradual changes.

There are lots of articles on how to to this. You might ask for suggestions. Some of the easiest ways is to eliminate or reduce foods in groups. Like one week eliminate beef and the next week eliminate chocolate.

One technique I've used and have had success with is by making a plan. Map out every thing for a few days or a week in advance. and only eat the things on your list. I like to recommend the Vegan Kickstart plan by PCRM. It's a great idiot proof way to get started. or you can use Dr. Gregars Daily Dozen. I find when I stick to the daily dozen I'm so full I have no room for the stuff that is not on the list.
 
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I did some time back, relying on dates to sweeten things

I try and keep sugar to a minimun, and have quit soda pop for years. I thought about this thread now because I'm having one of the non sweetened carbonated soda while eating a date and it really makes it taste sweet!
 
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