Sugars – here, there and everywhere in our modern diet

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Sugar is my nemesis, but thanks to Sally’s advice some months ago, I now have pretty much cut it out of my diet – apart from honey – hmmmm – honey…..

4 thoughts on “Sugars – here, there and everywhere in our modern diet

    The Story Reading Ape said:
    February 21, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    But Jo – YOU are ALREADY a Honey πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ xxxxx

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      February 21, 2015 at 1:31 pm

      LOL – you are a SWEETIE PIE! All I can think of now is sweets…. sucks thumb…. doesn’t taste like honey… off to get some in a bottle….. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ XXXXXX

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    WeaverGrace said:
    February 22, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Because I have always wanted to eat the healthiest foods, I deliberately avoided white sugar for much of my life. In 2014, I am happy to report that I probably consumed less than a total of 1/8 cup. I consumed sugar in other forms, though, especially fresh and dried fruit (high in fiber).

    When I wasn’t avoiding sugar, I was using it to drug myself. I never got sugar highs; sugar put me to sleep when I was overly enthusiastic. An entire package of candy or baked goods did the trick in one sitting.

    This year, I’m getting most of my sugar from dates, blueberries and carrots. I am finding it easier than ever to pass by the showcases of baked goods. When I get a sugar craving at home, I have to satisfy it with healthy sweets, and recognize that it means that I’m tired. Cocoa nibs with nut butter are fun when I really want some chocolate, and I never crave them.

    Perhaps the most effective motivator for me was to read all of the labels for several months, and remember that one teaspoon of sugar is 4 grams. That means that when fake fruit juice states 35 grams of sugar per serving, and I drank a couple servings or more at a sitting…


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