(Closed) Sugar free foods killed my diet. What kills your diet?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I know that studes have found that diet soda can still lead to weight gain, so I imagine it’s the same with any artificially sweetened food.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I second what PP said. Artificial sugars not only lead to weight gain but they were quite unhealthy for you all around.

You’re better off sticking to things with natural sugars(fruits, veggies, etc.) and limiting your intake of things with added sugar.

For me the diet color is potatoes. I freakin LOVE them. Potato soup, potatoes au gratin, french fries, tater tots, hash browns, loaded potato, mashed potatoes, vodka…okay I don’t like vodka but I love everything else.

I eat potatoes like it’s going out of style and if I small some good potatoes I find it’s VERY hard to pass them up. I don’t just eat potatoes either, I gorge myself on them.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Tacos.  I.Love.Tacos.  I would marry tacos if I could, I love them so much.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I have always eaten a fairly healthy diet, lots of protein and veggies and about 1 treat per day at most. However, the biggest change for me that worked was cutting out dairy. It wasnt making me feel great for a start (later found out I had a strong allergy) but by switching to soy milks and actively avoiding cheese and hidden dairy in foods it should not be in I ended up losing a stack of weight (and a lot of bloating!)

I mean, sure it sucks not being able to have nachos but I dont want that belly back!!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Cheese and sour cream 🙁 I love to have them on my tacos, burritos, burritto bowls from Chipotle(drooling right now!) and quesidillas. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Right now caffeine-free coke kills my diet and my wallet! I went caffeine free years ago and somehow it evolved to me basically drinking nothing but water, with the occasional dash of juice in it from time to time. Since I moved in with Fiance, we’ve been buying soda and it reintroduces all the bad sugar-added habits, and all the spending I never had because I honestly only drank tap water. It sucks because I’m definitely not one of the people that can have something only once a while, if I want to eat/drink less of something, I have to cut it out completely. No self discipline :/

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@maymorganite:  This worked for my Darling Husband – get a home seltzer maker. You save money, get something cold and fizzy to drink, and it’s completely healthy – as good for you as drinking water. You can add a squeeze of lemon or lime, too, if you want flavor, or mix it with a little bit of juice.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Oh no!  Low fat/ fat free dressings are SO full of sugar.  Even if it’s the same amount of calories, have a smaller amount of full fat dressing and be satisfied.  It’s better to consume fat with your carbs anyway.  Stay away from that high-fructose corn syrup nonsense!

http://nutritiondata.self.com/topics/glycemic-index

 

Also, sugar substitutes are bad for your digestive system- stick to fruit for your sugars.  Honestly, I find that if I start my day with protein and NO sugar/carbs whatsoever, I don’t crave carby things the rest of the day. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

chocolate. i can’t even have it in moderation cause i’ll binge it!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have read that fake sugars often have the same effects on insulin that real sugar does- which causes a huge problem for diets. Actually, I’ve even seen studies that concluded that just looking at or thinking about sweets could have some effect! Crazy the power of the mind!

I agree with mightywombat‘s suggestion for kicking the soda habit- I drink soda water all day (usually with a squeeze of lemon or lime). It also helps when I want to snack out of boredom. I also like LaCroix flavored waters but they cost a fortune!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@les105:  I’ve heard that too, and it really is best to only eat natural sugars (the ones that come from fruit or honey), but the research is mixed on the insulin issue.  My grandpa was a diabetic and at waffles with sugar free syrup for 50 years or so with no weird insulin issues.  Anecdotal, yes, but I’ve seen it with my own eyes 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Really the thing that kills my diet is when I don’t exercise, I tend to eat well (altho Girl Scout Cookie season didn’t help my waistline) but I need to make sure I fit in at least 30 mins of exercise daily

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Ice cream!

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