I just wanted to quick post about my experience with the 'Fed Up Challenge'. My results weren't quite what I expected, but it wasn't a bad experience by any means. I took in close to no refined or processed sugars. This is tough because every now and then you run into an unidentifiable gram here or there, but these were kept to less than 2 grams per day. I also cut out all processed foods, and only took in whole grains with zero sugar added. Over the 10 days, I had no starches and averaged 1 piece of whole grain bread per day. I cheated with a half of a fiber one cookie, one diet vernors and one diet root beer over the ten days (full disclosure). I took in an average of 1800-2000 calories a day, some days a little more.
I didn't lose but maybe a pound, but I feel so much better. I don't feel run down, I'm not napping after a meal, my blood sugar is normal and I have energy to want to get up off the couch. I did not add exercise to this challenge, I bet if I had I would have had even better results. I will say though, for weight loss, there is something to this, but it still comes down to calories. Some calories are better and easier on your body, so I'll take this as a learning experience and use the knowledge from here on out.
Edited by: RBARRENGER at: 10/9/2014 (16:49)
Fitness Minutes: (798) Posts: 60 7/6/14 11:46 P
The only "sweet" I get is from honey or organic cane sugar. Due to allergies, all other sugars/sweetners are not tolerated. I had to give up corn syrup which is in everything including soda! That's one reason whole food eating works better for me.
I may have a piece of chocolate (70% dark at least) a couple times a week to try to up my calories (I eat way too few), but make sure it is organic using organic sugar. other than that I use a TBSP of honey on grapefruit once a day if I have it in the house. It can be done, it's not easy at first, but worth it!
I too got from my high weight to my goal weight while eating plenty of sweets. I don't eat a ton of refined sugar, but I gorge on berries and bell peppers, I don't shy away from baked goods, and I get most of my protein from carb rich foods. I don't trust refined sugar 'cause my ancestors didn't evolve eating it, but it sure does make creme brulee brown up nicely.
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Fitness Minutes: (71,132) Posts: 663 5/17/14 7:58 A
Hi. I saw this early this morning and cannot start my day without addressing it :) I think that the movie and the 10 day challenge are perhaps really an awareness effort or a wake up call for young people and their parents who are in that SAD diet mentality. I am short of time, but I would love to chat about this ! Anyway, I decided to do this to see just how difficult it would be for me to give up "sweet" entirely and to see if it would change anything for me? I already don't eat junk. I too have no intention of permanently giving up all sweets, although I am wary and sad about honey since the bees are being poisoned. A whole other thing, right? I found it is gruelingly hard for me to give up my sweets, but at this point in my life probably not necessary to my weight maintenance. At one time? Sure, while losing it was an issue due to the appetite thing. If you see the movie you will get a much better idea of the physiological things they are focused on. I think it is important to know. Can you lose weight while eating some sweets? sure you can, I did.
Good morning. I am sipping my Black coffee .. I could get used to it. I only have one cup in the morning anyway. I may try to give that up next. I was not eating a LOT of sugar anyway, but usually had something sweet after the meal in the evening. And there is added sugar in everything even though I eat organic.
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current weight: 172.0
Fitness Minutes: (75,182) Posts: 2,311 5/12/14 11:04 P
Great, I made it through day one, but really needed the support I got online! I am very used to having some kind of sweet thing in the evening. And I used to put stevia leaf in my coffee :(. I am going to Do this though!
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current weight: 172.0
Fitness Minutes: (75,182) Posts: 2,311 5/12/14 11:11 A
Hi, I am new here. Leslie in South Texas. I am maintaining (more or less) a 200 pound weight loss (again more or less - give or take 10 pounds). Really wanting to keep my dietary choices quality so I joined this team for support. Along with that I am taking the Fed up challenge http://fedupmovie.com/#/page/home in order to try and finally ditch the added sugar in my diet. So far the history of this is Leslie 0 sugar 100. Has anyone seen this, and is anyone trying this? Would also love to hear from anyone who has *survived* going sugar free.
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