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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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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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I have never thought "This coffee is okay, but it would be better if it were oily."


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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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