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11/5/09 10:53 A

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Check the book out at the library. Thats what I'm doing.

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11/5/09 9:49 A

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Thank you for the title of the book. I am going to see if I can find a copy. It sounds like it is well worth reading..




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11/4/09 8:10 P

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I've been off sugar for a while and honestly lost 99% of desire for it. Just looking at sugary cakes and biscuits makes my teeth hurt. 'Am I gonna put that sugary, fatty piece of junk in my lovely body?' No way. I use a little stevia now and then, that's it. With homemade cakes I put a banana and/or applesauce in for natural sweetness.

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11/4/09 6:15 P

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Sugar is addicting. I struggle with my sugar addiction. I'm getting better at saying no to temptations.

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"The End of Overeating" is a book that presents a lot of data about how sugar, as well as fats and salt and other ingredients, are combined by the processed food industry to trigger physical responses that guarantee you won't stop eating until your are uncomfortably stuffed. I felt overwhelmed while I was reading it but in the end knowledge is power.
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11/4/09 4:27 P

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I agree on the sugar.
There is Spark Team called "Sugar Free or Darn Close to it!!" that is very good on giving ideas.
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It's been helping me.

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11/4/09 3:38 P

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In general, yes. And I second the stuff about high fructose corn syrup, because it seems to get right into the blood stream even faster than cane sugar does. However, I find that some foods set me off and some don't. I stay away from peanut M&Ms, for example. There aren't enough in a bag to satisfy what comes to life with those, no matter how big the bag is! So I don't have the first one and I;'m good to go. Being strictly vegan now, I don't buy pastries, cookies, or other commercial treats because 99% of the time they have eggs or dairy in them. DH brought home some sort of brownie bites yesterday. I was so relieved to read they had egg whites so I didn't have to try them and want more. Crazy, isn't it? No, it's reality!

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11/4/09 12:57 P

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both sugar and salt are very addictive. That's why fast food places put both on everything

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11/4/09 12:45 P

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I am addicted and fight it everyday.

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11/4/09 11:38 A

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ABSOLUTELY.............and so is FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP



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11/4/09 11:29 A

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I concur! I strongly believe that the addiction is the combination of physical and mental with sugar. Let's face it it tastes good!!

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yes, without a doubt. namaste

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Just for today I will do my best to do what is Good, kind, right, and nice, even when it is difficult.


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11/4/09 11:06 A

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Without question.

I lost 60 pounds doing nothing more than cutting out sugar and high fructose corn syrup (back before anyone called this a problem.)

Yes, I added exercise later but the weight loss came from cuttingout the sugar. PLUS, I had more energy.

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11/4/09 11:03 A

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Its a stimulant, so yes I do. But if you asked me if organic sugar is less stimulating than non-organic I would disagree. I have learned quite a bit about various sugars and I can tell you if I had to choose between just plain sugar and these artificial sweetners--give me the sugar. The artificial sugars add so many other problems, what is the point??

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11/4/09 10:50 A

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I do think that is addicting..............I had the same problem.................I don't any longer, but it took a long LONG time and lots of perseverance to conquer that one.

I feel you, I really do!!


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I think that sugar is addicting, because last year before I ever joined Spark People, I had gotten off any and all sweets and just stick to fruits vegetables and the vegan lifestyle.
One day my husband brought home my most favorite type of Apple Pie the kind with the crumbs on top.
so I figured that a teeny weeny piece won't hurt cause I had already lost over 30 pounds, and nothing would go wrong.
Well excuse me for thinking that type of nonsense, talk about being wrong, that one piece was not enough, after about a half hour I was going for a second piece, and then I ate almost the whole pie, leaving him one tiny piece and getting him mad at me, for even having one piece.
then after that I wanted the cupcakes he had also bought, and it just all went down hill from there.
My 30 pounds came back with a vegence meaning the not only did I gain that back but I also gained another 20 pounds back on top of that.
In any case I stay as far from sweets as I can I now buy mostly all sugar free, and if I do have any sugar at all its organic and one teaspoon and even then I have to fight with myself not go eat anything unhealthy.
Yesterday I as looking at deserts that are made with only fruit and has no sugar at all on the fatfree vegan.
In any case if you all think I am crazy that sugar is an addiction like booze or drugs don't be afraid to let me know.
I am interested to hear all of your opinions and comments.

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