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Old 04-14-2016, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Hyrule
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I don't use table sugar anymore. I use honey. Yummy!

I use it in my tea and on my oatmeal. You get use to it.
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:03 AM
 
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Has anyone else cut out all sugars from their diet except the sugars found it fruits, vegetables and dairy?

I got my blood work results recently and found my cholesterol and triglycerides were a little too high. I went over my usual diet and found I was consuming way too much sugar. Two teaspoons in both my mornings coffees, a tablespoon in my oatmeal, bread and ketchup with my lunch and then another two teaspoons in my tea and a treat after dinner! I think I was having around 80-100g of sugar a day!

Since the weekend I have cut back to zero sugar in my coffee in the morning and at night I have only one teaspoon in my tea and every second night I have a few blocks of dark chocolate. So i'm trying to stick to about 12-15g of added sugar a day.

Is this a reasonable amount or should I cut it out all together? I know it's probably best to cut it all out but I do really enjoy have a few blocks of chocolate every now and then.
Based on what you eat I must eat a lot more sugar than you. And I would never cut out anything completely (unless I had to due to an allergy or adverse reaction) because I would probably crave and then binge.

What is high?

I am surprised you focused on sugar and not saturated fats.

My grandmother was extremely underweight and hardly ate and she still had insane cholesterol. Good genes, I guess.
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:11 AM
 
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I personally believe most diseases -- including cancer -- have a strong genetic component. There are too many cases of people doing everything "wrong" and living to be 100 and, conversely, people denying themselves culinary pleasures and exercising like fiends and succumbing in their 40s. I think humans, and American humans in particular, like to delude themselves that they have more control over their fates than, in fact, they really do...
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:51 AM
 
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I don't use table sugar anymore. I use honey.
Which is pretty much the same thing.
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Old 04-14-2016, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Flushing, NY
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I still enjoy a good chocolate bar and ice cream at times but I've pretty much cut out the more easily avoidable sugars (juices, in coffee, candy, soda).

I find now that if I eat a lot of sugar I don't feel so good.

If any likes John Oliver, he did a segment on sugar: https://youtu.be/MepXBJjsNxs
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I'm a total sugar junkie that has tried and failed to beat the addiction for decades. I'm two weeks into a carb free sugar free diet and it's been hell. I've had a couple of small cheats to take the edge off but nothing serious.

I can't believe how much better I feel without it in my life. My clothes are fitting better and I don't have the stomach issues I had on a daily basis now.

I know how bad sugar is for you but it was my mother and secret lover for decades. Breaking that self destructive pattern is difficult. It's been with me since childhood.

I do know that I'm only a few months away from another birthday with a zero in it and I'm not going into that decade unhealthy.

After working in health care for 25 years and knowing so many people from ever hospital in the area makes me want to stay healthy and not have to worry about who's going to see my cheeky monkeys after my bypass surgery. That and hospitals are scary places. I hope to never see another one again in my life time.

Oh but that piece of cake piled high with butter cream frosting...........
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:36 AM
 
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Has anyone else cut out all sugars from their diet except the sugars found it fruits, vegetables and dairy?

I got my blood work results recently and found my cholesterol and triglycerides were a little too high. I went over my usual diet and found I was consuming way too much sugar. Two teaspoons in both my mornings coffees, a tablespoon in my oatmeal, bread and ketchup with my lunch and then another two teaspoons in my tea and a treat after dinner! I think I was having around 80-100g of sugar a day!

Since the weekend I have cut back to zero sugar in my coffee in the morning and at night I have only one teaspoon in my tea and every second night I have a few blocks of dark chocolate. So i'm trying to stick to about 12-15g of added sugar a day.

Is this a reasonable amount or should I cut it out all together? I know it's probably best to cut it all out but I do really enjoy have a few blocks of chocolate every now and then.


This sounds like a very reasonable approach. You've cut way back without leading to feeling deprived. It seems like a good plan.
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Old 04-14-2016, 04:43 PM
 
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No they don't....

Another myth propagated by the "alternative crowd"

There is also no "sugar environment" formed by eating sugar, there is also no acid/alkaline "environment" related to diet...another myth
Yeah I think if cancer loved sugar, I'd be dead by now.
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:04 PM
 
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Sugar has been shown to promote tumor growth.
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:30 PM
 
Location: USA
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Has anyone else cut out all sugars from their diet except the sugars found it fruits, vegetables and dairy?

I got my blood work results recently and found my cholesterol and triglycerides were a little too high. I went over my usual diet and found I was consuming way too much sugar. Two teaspoons in both my mornings coffees, a tablespoon in my oatmeal, bread and ketchup with my lunch and then another two teaspoons in my tea and a treat after dinner! I think I was having around 80-100g of sugar a day!

Since the weekend I have cut back to zero sugar in my coffee in the morning and at night I have only one teaspoon in my tea and every second night I have a few blocks of dark chocolate. So i'm trying to stick to about 12-15g of added sugar a day.

Is this a reasonable amount or should I cut it out all together? I know it's probably best to cut it all out but I do really enjoy have a few blocks of chocolate every now and then.
I initially slowly tried reducing sugar from my diet for weight loss. However within few days I started feeling great. I use to have sweet with breakfast, lunch and dinner and was feeling sleepy after every meal. Reducing sugar helped my with sleep too and now I don't feel sleepy until bed time.

To reduce it I use to have it in my morning tea/coffee and then for the entire day I had to have anything sweet that would be naturally sweet items like fruits and natural sweetness in dairy and nuts. Slowly I started including 2 banana's daily in my diet and now I don't crave for any desserts daily. I have 1 banana in morning within 30 mins of waking up or after my early morning breakfast and one in a green smoothie before lunch or during lunch. You can try it with any kind of sweet fruits you like. I do eat 1-2 other kind of fruits too.
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