(Closed) Cutting sugar anyone

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i have similar eating habits. i notice i feel much better when i eat less junk. i don’t focus on cutting sugar, because i know that wouldn’t be enough motivation for me and i need a little junk food in my diet, so i focus on trying to eat healthier options. lots of fresh fruit and veggies, and if i really want some junk food, some gummy bears or something similar. i used to eat them every day though, and now i’m down to once a week at most.

the hardest part for me is that i love to bake, but it’s been fun trying out “healthy” versions of baked goods. allrecipes.com is my go to source.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

What works for me when there is sugary stuff around the office is just not to have any at all. I have also become more discriminating about trying sweet stuff that people bring in. For example, I’m not really a fan of cheesecake, it’s okay, but I don’t go out of my way to eat it. If that is what is being served at an office function, I’ll just pass on it because I feel like it is wasted calories. However, if my colleague brings her famous, fabulous homemade lemon bars, well, I’ll allow myself to have a little piece because they are super yummy.

We had a training session last Friday and we gave staff brownie bites for dessert. I generally find brownie bites from the market to not be very tasty. I just said “no thanks” and passed them to the next person.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love snacking on sugary treats too!  I can’t totally cut them out of my diet, but I am trying to cut back.  Or sometimes instead of cookies I’ll snack on an apple with some caramel.  Fruit with a little bit of sugar… a yummy alternative.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

I have a serious sweet tooth and I cut sweets out of my diet for a month.  It was pretty difficult the first week or so and then it got easier.

I found that having fruit helped, the natural sugar… and also, I like to have frozen mousse from Jello.

I would’ve lasted longer than a month but I ran into a really stressful period and it was really tough to fight my sweet tooth.

I plan to pick it up again after the holidays.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

YES!  I’m currently trying to cut it out–I tend to especially crave it as the night goes on, like around 10 or 11 (I don’t go to sleep until like 2, so thats actually like “mid-evening” for me! lol). 

It’s been like 4 or 5 days, and its already gotten easier.  I also have been eating more vegetables throughout the day–like incorporating a side of steamed green beans or carrots with my lunch–and I have noticed that I can concentrate better.  Maybe its just a coincidence, but based on what I was reading, I think that it actually may be related.  So, I hope that I can keep it up.  Although I do miss my oatmeal raisin cookies….and sugar cookies….and peach rings…..and chocolate chip cookies…………….

What was I talking about again???

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I need to cut sugar too.  But, I don’t eat sweets.  My problem is that I was getting a lot of fat free stuff and they load up on sugar to make it taste better.  If it’s not one thing, it’s another…

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I also want to cut sugar. My office constantly has candy/baked goods lying around, and I can’t stop myself! I need to find a way to say NO!

I did read this book awhile back about how fat-free foods are usually more processed than “real” food, and it’s sometimes healthier to just eat the real deal in moderation. I’m a big fan of fresh food, so the only problem is finding time to fix it! Laughing

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

@Miss BBQ:  Yes, I am trying to eat the “real but smaller” version of foods.  lol.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

About two years ago I cut out sugar and watch my calorie intake and lost 40 lbs. and was loving life, which in turn led me to my DH!!  But since then I’ve gained the weight back and some.  I know what to do, just can’t get myself to do it!  But I’m going to try again the first of the year!!  Just look for ingredients that show sugar/brown sugar/high fructose etc. that are listed at least fifth in the ingredients, those items are better for you than if they are listed first or second.  My favorite snack at work is actually the white cheddar rice cakes, which I find tasty and they are only 45 calories each and 1 g. sugar.

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