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MISS_BETH12's Photo MISS_BETH12 Posts: 3,982
1/10/10 2:40 P

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These are both great ideas, I am going to keep them in mind. Thank you for posting that!

"Fall 7 times, get up 8." ~Chinese Proverb


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1/10/10 1:39 P

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I don't know if this will help - but I find that if I add more protein to my diet, I crave sugar less. Like I used to eat various cereals like Special K and Shredded Wheat for breakfast and I would be hungry and craving sugar within an hour. If I have a couple eggs or Kashi Go Lean (13 gram protein per serving) I don't have that problem.

Everyone's body is different so maybe it won't work for you, but it's worth a shot if you haven't tried it. Also avoiding fat free stuff may work as well - you will find a lot more sugars in fat free stuff. Don't be afraid of fat - you need a certain amount and it will help regulate your hunger.

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1/10/10 12:46 P

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Just some sugar words:
fructose, glucose, dextrose, maltose, lactose, galactose...

corn syrup, corn sweetener, rice syrup, malted (anything), cane syrup, sorghum syrup, just about any "nectar".

maltodextrin

Also to be noted is that many starches start turning into sugar as soon as they hit the enzymes in your mouth. (You can ward off insulin shock with a soda cracker just about as fast as with sugar or corn syrup)

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MISS_BETH12's Photo MISS_BETH12 Posts: 3,982
1/10/10 9:24 A

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I too, have a serious sugar addiction. It's a hard one to kick, but it can be done! Even the teeniest bit has me craving for more! So I simply have to not have it around in the house, or I'll just want to eat it all. LOL I have seriously decreased my sugar intake, but I have to make it none at all.

You can do this and good luck on your weight loss journey! And welcome!!

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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,013
1/9/10 4:57 P

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Yeah, and when you look at the label to "Sugars" -- they can list 0 g when the 3rd ingredient is "dextrose". Apparently, according to our food manufacturers, dextrose is not a sugar.

I overcame my spiritual obesity, now for the physical!


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HELSDOTTIR's Photo HELSDOTTIR Posts: 1,605
1/9/10 11:49 A

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I applaud anyone who recognizes the unhealthy and addictive qualities of sugar in its various forms and commits to avoiding it.

It is indeed a challenge to recognize all the sugars in a processed food - since they use different types and names to disguise how much sugar there actually is.

In my opinion, the safest answer is to stick to "real" food, avoid most boxes and cans and any pre-breaded or pre-seasoned product. But you even have to watch the labels on "natural" meats, fish and particularly poultry - cuz they inject it with "broth"...duh, what's that?

It is a real challenge...but you (and I) are worth it.

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WILLAMLC's Photo WILLAMLC Posts: 40,225
1/9/10 7:45 A

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Hi!

WElcome to the team!

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe you will achieve. Salt-N-Pepa

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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,013
1/9/10 12:47 A

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Welcome to our Team! I'm allergic to sugar, at least most forms of sugar and it's hard (and expensive) to find a doctor who can test you accurately for the various forms (and impossible when your insurance is Medicare and Medicaid).

Hugs,
Moss

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1/8/10 11:26 P

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Welcome! I think you've made an excellent first step!

Part of why I came here is a family history of heart disease as well - both of my grandfathers & my father.

Good luck!

Vision without action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare -- Japanese Proverb


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1/8/10 10:10 P

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Hi All!

I'm a Sugar Junkie. (If my name didn't give it away )

Joining this site is my first step towards recovery.

I've been "going on a diet on Monday" for the last six months. Every Monday I plan to start my diet. And every Monday, I do great until lunch. Then I hit the drive-thru. Or the ice cream shop. Or the cookie jar.

I'm done waiting until Monday. I've got to stop this cycle. I'm killing myself.

I am 27 years old, 247 pounds. I have a family history of early heart disease (on my paternal family, my grandfather is the oldest member to have a heart attack, he put his off until 55. My dad had his first in his 30's, and my aunt was 29.) I also have a family history of diabetes. And I do not want either. So I need to change this, and change it now.

I decided this tonight while I downed a dinner that would feed a family of 4. Then finished it off with a cake. An entire cake. (Ok, it was one meant for a child's first birthday... but still, I ate the whole thing. )

So here I am. Starting my journey. Not tomorrow. Not Monday. But right now. Right this minute.

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