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 Post subject: Re: The no-sugar support thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:37 am 
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Guys, you are all amazing, well done on sticking with it. I've been thinking about doing a month without sugar but I don't know how. I just don't think I can hack it. If I think about it, I have something with sugar in my diet every single day, 3 or more like 10 times a day. How can you eliminate it? More importantly what is going to happen to my sweet tooth that is oh so very sweet? I mean, I really don't know...I was going to do it in Januray but with New Year and Christmas treats still in my kitchen, I failed. Totally failed.
Maybe February?

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 Post subject: Re: The no-sugar support thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:52 am 
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first, relax! :) don't be so strict on yourself. I don't think (unless you're doing it for a specific health reason) that anyone will be upset if there is still some sugar in your diet. besides, fruit has plenty of sugar, and no one will be angry if you eat fruit :)

didn't you have the some concern when you first went vegan though? "everything has dairy/egg/blah", how will I ever survive? :)

work out what you eat that has sugar in it, and then work out alternatives that aren't sweet. again, *some* sugar is okay (if you ask me) so long as you're not eating it like junk food. i.e. some soy milk has sugar - that's okay to me. I'll avoid what's practical, but I won't get too upset by it.. but I won't eat candy - I'll eat nuts/olives/fruit instead.

I'm probably the biggest sweet tooth/sugar fiend that I know, and I'm 6 days in with no real problem :)

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 Post subject: Re: The no-sugar support thread
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:14 am 
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So, I seem to be hitting or exceeding the sugar RDA (50g) at breakfast most days!! I usually eat a Clif bar and go to the gym, and then when I get home I have either a green juice or yoghurt and granola. Those combo's are 56g and 49.5g respectively!

I have no intention of giving up sugar but apparently I need to cut it back. I want to save my sugar space for the really good stuff like peanut butter cups. What are some good low sugar pre/post gym meals that take almost as little effort as grabbing a Clif bar or blending a juice? I really don't love bananas but I'm gonna try eating them and I really hate oatmeal...or any kind of wet cereal really, like, if I eat cereal I have it without milk!

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 Post subject: Re: The no-sugar support thread
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:20 am 
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jojo - what about something like a piece of bread with hummus or nut butter?

Or how about yogurt with slivered almonds instead of granola?

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 Post subject: Re: The no-sugar support thread
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:22 am 
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I'm not really doing 'no sugar' on purpose... but I guess I am. I am testing with limiting my fruits to once/twice week and same with limiting my dark chocolate to a couple times/week. I normally don't eat a lot of sugar but I can definitely eat a lot of fruit.

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 Post subject: Re: The no-sugar support thread
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:40 pm 
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linanil wrote:
jojo - what about something like a piece of bread with hummus or nut butter?

Or how about yogurt with slivered almonds instead of granola?


Toast / bread with hummus / nut butter is totally easy & doable. I'll give the slivered almonds in yoghurt thing a go, I'm not 100% sure if I like them but we'll find out!!

I was also thinking seitan's quite a quick easy thing to munch on pre/post workout. I always eat the ones from VV / AFR straight outa the steamer.

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 Post subject: Re: The no-sugar support thread
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:35 am 
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one week until sugar. the countdown is official.

I don't think I miss it, but I do miss having something other than tea at cafes (read: hot chocolate). there's only so much tea I can drink

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 Post subject: Re: The no-sugar support thread
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:14 am 
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I want to do a sugar free month too but I'm scared!

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 Post subject: Re: The no-sugar support thread
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:17 am 
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Maybe february, because it's the shortest? And I'd not bother with normal savory foods, if there's a teaspoon of sugar in the product, I'd buy it anyway, it's the sweet cravings at night I want to get rid of.

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 Post subject: Re: The no-sugar support thread
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:59 pm 
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i try and add fruits to my cereal or take advantage of the food's natural sweetness as well. honey and stevia are my sweet staples too."


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 Post subject: Re: The no-sugar support thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:44 pm 
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I need to bring this back! I started a bakery this year and the amount of sugar/baked goods I've been eating like it's nothing is astounding! I started reading the first few pages and was shocked to see how much I had posted - I totally forgot I had ever been able to live on something besides constant sugar! Is anyone still trying it? Any good tips for dealing with cravings? I'm so glad the bakery is on hiatus this month while we travel but dayum.

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 Post subject: Re: The no-sugar support thread
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:03 pm 
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Bump! I'm going to do a sugar-free month (at least to begin with) for April. M has agreed to do it at home and not to drink soda at work - but he works overnights so I think he wants to be able to grab something if he feels like he's really dragging.

Feb & March were really tough for a lot of reasons, so I'm looking forward to using this as a springboard to feeling like I'm more in control of my life.

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 Post subject: Re: The no-sugar support thread
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:32 pm 
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I'm interested in this too. I haven't ever gone off sugar totally and don't want to do it long-term, but my sugar cravings have been out of control this year and getting worse. I really feel like I have no control over these feelings & I need a kick-start!

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 Post subject: Re: The no-sugar support thread
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 5:32 am 
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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post as I'm definitely not giving up sugar but I decided to track my sugar intake and holy shiitake, keeping my added sugar intake (not including fruit!) under 25g a day is a serious struggle. I can't eat beans and there are no soy yogurts available here so I often just grab a Clif bar to boost my protein intake but they have 21g of sugar... That's madness! So today is day 1 and I feel dizzy and cranky because I'm hungry and I have no idea what to snack on! I clearly need to go shopping because my current snack options are a Clif bar, chocolate, brownie bites, gingerbread cake and peanut butter puffins... None of which are filling enough in their own right but after breakfast (ginger cake and a banana) more than 1 would push me way over the 25g target.

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 Post subject: Re: The no-sugar support thread
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:26 pm 
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I need to do something about sugar again. Unfortunately, I don't seem to have any middle ground when it comes to this particular food group. I either eat way, way too much or virtually no added sugar at all. Looks like it's back to virtually none for a while.

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