There was an article in the paper today about a family that went a year without sugar. They didn't really go without sugar but it was an interesting thought.
They allowed the each person to make their own decisions about eating sugar at birthday parties or occasions where everyone else was eating sugar. They also each had one personal exemption that they could have at any time.
They also didn't count "natural sugars" such as the sugar in an apple. But they did count anything that was a natural sugar, like agave syrup, that was concentrated and added to another food.
The author states they didn't lose any weight but noticed that sugary foods were almost sickeningly sweet. In the picture with the article everyone in the family looked "normal" weight.
She was also surprised at how many foods had added sugar and the many different forms of sugar that is hidden in foods.
She was also surprised at how often they were offered foods high in sugar. Cookies at work, play dates with ice cream, dinners with friends that end with dessert etc.
Do you think you could go a year without eating any sugar? Or being realistic since so many foods have added sugar, could you reduce your sugar consumption by 90%? 75%?
In changing my diet over the last 10 years I think I have reduced my sugar intake by 75%.
I don't think I want to get rid of the last 25%! like my occasional cookies and candies. They just aren't a large part of my diet anymore.
| Pounds lost: 95.0