Tasty Ways to Ditch The Sugar
I may not cut sugar out entirely but I have cut down a lot and intend to stay on this healthier eating plan. I've noticed that my energy levels don't swing as much, and this is the only strategy that will cut my long term risk of diabetes.
I am trying to cut sugar because of dental problems and because my grandmother had type 2 diabetes and I saw the effects of this illness first hand.
At the moment I am cooking deserts using sugar free cookbooks that flavor with some of the following:
For snacks I have nuts and dried fruit. I am presently allowing myself 2-3 sugar days a week.
For anyone trying to cut sugar, remember coffee is bad because it interferes with your blood sugar levels. If you must have coffee, have it with a meal that has dairy and/or slow releasing carbs. To find a list of slow releasing carbs look up the glycemic index diet.
No Sugar Diet for Kids: Girl 9 and Boy 11
by Jackie Depallo
(Limerick, Pa )
I need to help my kids to eat healthy and lose weight. They are 9 and 11. They weigh 90 and 96 lbs. I'm upset and think it is because of too much sugar. After reading this page, I realize the problem is worse than I thought.
My 11-year-old son is a very picky eater. My daughter is 9. Please help me on what to buy and eat. I'm not sure how much or what to buy. Can you tell me what foods kids will like, and how to cook it?
Frozen Peach Slices: Better Than Popsicles!
I lost 13 pounds and kept it off for a year now, from 148 lbs to 135 lbs and I am 5'5" tall. Look great, feel great. My secret: applesauce and frozen peach slices. I put applesauce on plain yogurt or cottage cheese, it is a great dessert. And if I am craving my favorite, popsicles, I just shake some frozen peach slices into a bowl. MMM even better than popsicles! And you can buy a bag of frozen peach slices for cheap, and it is super easy.
My No Sugar Diet
by Graham Campbell
I excluded sugar from my diet 8 months ago and I have lost 70 pounds. At no point did I suffer any cravings, tiredness or loss of will-power.
From my experience it is not enough just to give up sugar. You must also give up dieting!
I eat everything I want to eat provided it didn't contain sugar. I eat bread, potatoes, pasta, animal fats and everything else that we are told not to eat - just so long as it does not contain sugar.
Humans have been always eaten fats and carbohydrate. We need them and if we try to do without them we suffer cravings. Will-power is not strong enough to withstand these cravings indefinitely. So if you try to give up carbohydrate and fat you will fail.
But you do not need sugar. It is a recent addition to our diet. Cut it out and you will lose weight. But if you try to cut out carbs and fat at the same time, you will fail.
Important Things to Keep in Mind When Embarking On A No Sugar Diet
I'm into day 5 of eliminating sugar and processed foods. And never forget that alcohol is a no-no. I'm very grateful for this article and research I have done prior to starting this journey. What many articles fail to mention is the side effects you may have when doing this. Not knowing this information, could destroy all efforts.
I will be honest when I say that the side effects were debilitating the first 4 days. I'm glad I'm off work for the holidays right now, or I may have had to call in sick for a week. I felt dizzy, fatigue, no energy, couldn't sleep, still can't, but it might also relate to quitting some medication).
The first three days the cravings and feeling like I was starving or wanting to eat horrible foods was very difficult. Finally on the evening of the third day, I did not feel hungry after a good, healthy dinner.
On the fourth day I started to feel better. I knew that eventually I would, based on my research. So I powered through my symptoms. I am so glad I did, as now I'm feeling better, as promised. Not 100%, because sleep still eludes me.
I'm sure there are plenty of challenges ahead. In the beginning I felt very alone and afraid that I was becoming deathly ill. I just wanted to share this. I may be the exception to the rule, but I hope this gives anyone just beginning this process, that it does get better.
So far in 4 days I dropped 5 pounds. I imagine this is water weight, but believe eliminating sugar and processed foods, this weight loss will continue.
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