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Sugar - HELP!

So, I think I need to kick sugar out of my diet. But it feels overwhelming, I have no idea where to start! Do I detox from all forms of sugar? What about natural sweetners? Artificial? Stevia, agave? What about crakers, cereals, or other seemingly innocent foods, are they banished for having any trace of sugar? And, aside from the fact that there is no nutrition in it, what is the great big pay off for ditching sugar? Has anyone done this before? HHHEELLPPPP!!!!

Mon. Jan 12, 7:02pm

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i feel your pain-- sugar addiction is powerful. ive managed to cut out sugar by subbing in natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup and agave. stevia is great in beverages but ive heard it can be challenging to bake with. if you sub in healthy snacks like dates, figs or raisins when you get a sugar craving, it's totally doable. i saw my own energy and vitality skyrocket when i quit sugar. sugar depresses the immune system and interferes with your bodys absorption of nutrients. not to mention the stress it places on your pancreas, which is why eating lots of sugar puts you at a higher risk for diabetes. if you feel like you should do it then go for it!! your taste for sweets will change over time and candy won't even taste like food anymore. and... i would recommend starting with the more obvious "sweets" with the goal of eventually eliminating the breads crackers etc w sugar. One step at a time. Good luck!!

Monday, January 12, 2009, 7:59 PM

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I gave up sugar for lent one year. All sugar and artificial sweeteners and honey. I still ate fruit and I still ate bread (whole wheat with sugar way down in the ingredient list) but everything else got cut out. I read lots of labels. At first I think I was detoxing. I was cranky and irritable. But after a few days, it got better. When I wanted something sweet, I drank some herbal tea or ate some fruit. I felt better with more energy, my headaches went away. When I started eating sugar again, it was way too sweet and gave me an instant headache and made me feel all restless and jumpy. I don't know if I would be able to cut out sugar completely forever, but I don't think I'll ever go back to eating as much as I did before. Good luck!

Monday, January 12, 2009, 8:18 PM

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Try phase 1 of the south beach diet if you want to detox from sugar and simple carbs.

Monday, January 12, 2009, 8:58 PM

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There's a link below to an article about why refined sugar is bad for you. There are lots of links for why to stay away from artificial sweeteners too. I use dates to sweeten my salad dressings and sometimes add in honey or raw agave to my smoothies when I want something more akin to a shake. And maple syrup on a bowl of hot oat bran is a sweet and filling dessert. Mostly for me it's about not wasting calories on sugar that should be spent on nutrition. Check out natural or raw food stores for cookies made with raw ingredients that are incredible for a sweet fix - they use coconut and fruits etc so you get the nutrition with the sweet. And there is a sugar busters group too I think if you need more focused help.

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Monday, January 12, 2009, 11:08 PM

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When I ditched sugar, I lost about 15 pounds and felt great.

Monday, January 12, 2009, 11:08 PM

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