giving up sugar

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giving up sugar

Postby GHJingle » 28 Jun 2014, 20:49

I've decided to do this from Monday. Alcohol too.. has anyone else done it? I see from a few websites that they recommend giving up fruit too, but I can't see that this is a problem. I know that some fruit contains a lot of sugar, but surely that can't be that bad for me?
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Re: giving up sugar

Postby junglewonderland » 28 Jun 2014, 22:48

Yes, I've done it! We eat wayyyyy too much sugar in the Western diet, usually. It worked really well for me because I had lots of sugar cravings and unstable blood sugar. I only eat 2 pieces of fruit a day. I think fruit is ok but you don't need more than 2 pieces a day, and you can get a big sugar hit if you eat heaps. I eat lots more veges, meat and nuts now. Let us know how you go!
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Re: giving up sugar

Postby GHJingle » 29 Jun 2014, 09:00

thanks, I usually would only have 2 pieces a day anyway, so that's good - I think I'll stick to that. I'm saying good bye with a glass of red wine and chocolate fudge cake muffins in the oven. I'm really keen to see the difference in a month!
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Re: giving up sugar

Postby jvnt » 29 Jun 2014, 12:20

Good luck. I do agree that most of us eat too much sugar but I'm often confused by it. I see recipes with coconut (I think) sugar and seen a sort of flower sugar in a health food shop which was claiming to be healthy and I can't help thinking that surely it's all sugar. I can see that fresh fruit comes in a good balanced package but when it come to substitutingthe usual refined sugar for other natural sweeteners in recipes I can't see how one is very much better than the other.

Anyways let us know how it goes - you could inspire me... Maybe when I finish bf!
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Re: giving up sugar

Postby BigFlower » 29 Jun 2014, 20:51

Good luck!

I definitely find that the more sugar I eat the more I want.
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Re: giving up sugar

Postby junglewonderland » 29 Jun 2014, 22:27

I found the first day or two easy and eating clean felt really good. The next few days were awful! I was like an addict in search of a hit. I ate lots of crisps to get through it! That got me through the worst withdrawals and then I had eaten so many crisps I was sick of them and didn't want anymore and ate healthy food instead.
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Re: giving up sugar

Postby GHJingle » 04 Jul 2014, 10:52

so far so good, 5 days down and not even tempted by cake at work today! Jvnt I agree about the alternative sugars/ sweet things, I guess it's because they say the most dangerous sugar if Fructose, but I'm avoiding all of those things as well at the moment too.
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Re: giving up sugar

Postby cloudcuckoo » 04 Jul 2014, 12:33

My Dad did it recently after a pre-diabetes diagnosis, and the weight just fell off him. Good luck!
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