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Eliminating Sugar - Where do you draw the line?
More wonderful, insightful, helpful advice -- thanks again so much!
by Ruhu (submitted 2 days ago)
Eliminating Sugar - Where do you draw the line?
Thanks for all the great input. I've been trying to do much of the same -- avoiding processed foods and added sugar, but eating fruit. I'm also trying to pay attention to any foods that trigger cravings. Thanks again!
by Ruhu (submitted a week ago)
Perimenopause - TIPS/TRICSKS/DO'S AND DON'TS" - (FOR A DATABASE)
I find when I avoid added sugar, I don't have night sweats. Each time I've eaten added sugar, they return.
by Ruhu (submitted a week ago)
Eliminating Sugar - Where do you draw the line?
I know not all agree that eliminating sugar is the way to go for us self-proclaimed sugar addicts, but it truly works best for me. I've found time & time again that for me, one bite of sugar is too much and 100 bites still not enough. I'm curious though where others draw the line -- do you eat fruit, dried fruit, artificial sweeteners, etc? Can there be any type of sugar in an item you consume, any amount? Can any form of sugar be anywhere in an ingredient list?
by Ruhu (submitted 3 weeks ago)
I Need Tips for beating sugar addiction.....
I'm trying to eat sugar free too as much as possible, or sugar aware as I call it. I'm curious where others draw the line -- do you eat fruit, dried fruit, artificial sweeteners, etc? Can there be any type of sugar in an item you consume, any amount?
by Ruhu (submitted 3 weeks ago)
I Need Tips for beating sugar addiction.....
And I echo both before me. For me, 1 bite of added sugar is too much as 1000 bites are still not enough. Cold turkey is tough at first but does get easier. I too have to keep it out of my house. I'm finding that my eating is very emotion connected, so starting to sort that out too is really helping. And, filling up on healthy foods (protein, fats, vegetables & some fruit) is key. Hang in there, one day a time & know we are here for you!
by Ruhu (submitted 4 weeks ago)
Sabotaged by sweets
I am right with all of you with my sugar and sweetness addiction. I try to stay away from all added sugar, and keep it out of my house as much as possible. But, I still find it hard when out to dinner and others order dessert or watching others eat dessert at gatherings. How do you all handle those times?
by Ruhu (submitted a month ago)
Self control
I have to share an article I read quite some time ago as I too struggle with my trigger foods -- processed, added sugar -- and have tried many times to eat it in moderation unsuccessfully. I always just want more & have come to realize that one bite of sugar is too much for me and 100 bites are never enough. Check it out if you have time -- http://www.everydayhealth.com/...
by Ruhu (submitted 2 months ago)
Positivity wins the day
What a wonderful mantra -- thanks for sharing and allowing me to start my day with it too!
by Ruhu (submitted 3 months ago)
Dairy Intolerance
I went through an elimination diet over a year ago and found that I'm lactose intolerant. First though, I eliminated all dairy for 3 weeks, including that drop of milk in my coffee. I use almond, soy or coconut milk or creamer instead. After those 3 weeks and feeling so much better, i tried adding back lactose free dairy slowly to see if my symptoms came back, which they didn't, so lactose free, it's been for me. I've found many dairy or lactose free products that I love, including lactaid milk & cottage cheese, and lactose free yogurt. Real cheese is another story with the substitutes not really being tasty enough to want them, for my taste buds at least, so I usually just avoid it altogether. And, there's non-dairy frozen substitutes too. Good luck, and let me know if I can give you any more details on what/where of theses products.
by Ruhu (submitted 4 months ago)
Passing on some info...
I'm curious to hear about the Good Greens bars too. I've been enjoying the Simply Bars and Quest Bars, but am focused on higher protein, low sugar & gluten and lactose free. Thanks for the info!
by Ruhu (submitted 4 months ago)
Low Carb
Great advice & so wise to slowly introduce the changes so that they become a lifestyle change rather than temporary "diet". Good luck!
by Ruhu (submitted 4 months ago)
Binge eating
What great advice & a much needed reminder for me. I tend to overeat in the evenings when I'm alone & had a small victory last night by closing the kitchen after dinner, brushing my teeth & going up to my bedroom and into my pj's to watch a movie & on to bed. I find if I stay anywhere near the kitchen, it can start to call to me. Also, doing something active to distract me helps too -- for me, it's taking a walk or working a jigsaw puzzle.
by Ruhu (submitted 4 months ago)
My food strategy
I love your clean, healthy, unprocessed plan, and especially that it's doable for you! I eat similarly & find it works for me too. :)
by Ruhu (submitted 4 months ago)
Sugar
I, too, consider myself addicted to sugar. I struggled for a long time trying to find a way of handling it, to finally get to the point of realization that giving up added sugar works best for me. I, too, hid it, snuck it, denied it, etc. I'm intolerant of gluten & lactose as well, and choose to think of having a sugar intolerance too. I've seen multiple articles saying that by restricting sugar or any food completely, just sets us up to overeat it or binge on it. But, for me, each time I'd try to eat sugar in moderation, I just wanted more & more. So for now, I choose to not eat it, but know that I can choose to have it again anytime, knowing what the consequences may be. Now, my sugar manta is that for me, one bite of sugar is too much and 100 bites not enough.
by Ruhu (submitted 5 months ago)
Weekends are terrible
I find it harder on the weekends too, so must find that fine-tune that Draglist & Calyn have! One weekend at a time, right?!?
by Ruhu (submitted 6 months ago)
Emotional eaters - and resulting yo-yo weight?
I hear myself in all of your posts! For me too, emotional eating has become my "go-to" to deal with stress, fatigue, sadness, anxiety, etc. I have to keep reminding myself that it's such a habit now, that it will take time to "re-wire" my now natural instincts to eat these emotions, rather than healthfully express, release or sit with them. I hope we can keep this thread going & continue to support each other on our journeys! xoxox
by Ruhu (submitted 6 months ago)
Emotional eaters - and resulting yo-yo weight?
You've got this fellow emotional eater's support, anytime you need it! What's helped me tremendously is working to eat & live mindfully. I'm a huge proponent of Dr. Michelle May's "Am I Hungry?" approach. (She has a book & web site.) I just sent you a buddy request & would love to stay in touch. Good luck!
by Ruhu (submitted 6 months ago)
Older women????
Can I join the party? I'm 54 but guess I'm technically through/in menopause as my periods stopped when I turned 50. I'll never forget my gynecologist telling me 50 was the average age -- I had my 50th birthday & never another period! I've had a fairly easy time through menopause, mainly after making some dietary changes. Unrelated to menopause, I struggled with acid reflux & allergies. After going through an elimination diet & realizing that gluten and lactose negatively impacted these, I gave both up & now my allergies and reflux are so much better. Last spring was my first not needing to take daily allergy meds:). But, night sweats & mood swings persisted which I realized corresponded with me eating sugar. So, I've now also eliminated added sugar from my diet (as much as possible) and I'm sleeping & feeling so much better. Thanks for creating this thread for us older gals to share!
by Ruhu (submitted 6 months ago)
Struggling to cut out certain foods
I've eliminated gluten, lactose & now added sugar as they all impact me negatively -- stomach issues, allergies & sleep problems. Sugar has been the hardest, but I've come to realize that some us do best eating all/any foods in moderation & some (like me) need to completely abstain. I was finding with sugar that each time I'd eat it again, I'd want more or fight intense cravings. I'm been off it now for over 2 months & feel so much better. The first weeks were the hardest, but I just tried to focus on all the good foods I could eat, and taking it one day or meal or moment at a time! Good luck to you… we're each on our own journey, so you need to keep trying to see what works for you!
by Ruhu (submitted 6 months ago)
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