With your foot.
OK, sorry about that. I couldn’t resist. But in all seriousness, addictions, any addictions, are difficult to kick. I guess the first thing I wonder about is, why are you addicted to sugar in the first place?
Are you stressed out?
For many people sugar is a comfort food. For others a quick rush. Either way, if you are addicted it seems to me that you are trying to fill an empty void that cannot be filled. Addiction suggests that no amount of sugar is succeeding in giving you what you need or want.
If you can, you should look inside yourself and find out what’s the hole you are trying to fill with sugar. If you can’t tell, or if the problem is beyond fixing right now, then let’s look at some options.
The first is replacement therapy. Instead of sugar, could you addict yourself to something more healthy? This is a patch, not a solution. But it's not a perfect world. For instance, if you are addicted to sodas, switch to diet sodas. It only takes about two weeks to acclimate and then you won’t even notice the difference (although I confess, those first few diet sodas are naaaaaaaaaasty when you’ve been slugging down the sugar-filled stuff). If you are chewing gum all the time, switch to sugar-free. If you’re eating fruit-flavored gum drops maybe you should try real fruit.
The next option is reduction. If you are diving into chocolate, switch to smaller bars. If you’re eating ice cream, get smaller bowls. You’d be surprised, once you adjust, most people find a smaller portion of their forbidden pleasures gives them as much bang for the buck as larger portions.
The last option is quitting cold turkey. Being addicted to sugar is not unlike being an alcoholic. And if you’re an alcoholic all the other options are off the table. Drinking whiskey as a replacement for vodka is pointless; and trying to drink only a little bit isn’t an option for most alcoholics. If you’re addicted to sugar this severely, you need to quit, period. And to do that you’ll need help and support to do it.
Check with your social networks. Does your church, club, school, or work place have any support groups that you can join? If not, start one. There’s a lot to be said to sharing a sinking boat with others of your own kind, rather than facing going down alone; and I’ll bet you’ll find that you aren’t the only sugar addict out there wanting to kick the habit.