How Much Sugar?

My secret weapon, a magnifying glass.

  • 27 Mar 2012 10:46 AM
    Message # 869489
    Deleted user
    I've done it for a month, lost 10kgs and couldn't be happier. But on a daily basis temptation knocks. The special cake made just for me, sushi for the Gods, my little girl bakes muffins or one lick, it's cinnamon and white chocolate, it won't hurt. I don't blame anyone even though I suspect getting me off this is a sport. What I do is carry around a big magnifying glass. Everything that's presented I check the label for sugar like Sherlock Holmes and it works beautifully. It allows me to pause and reaffirm this life saving strategy, explaining a magnifying glass is much more amusing  than the inevitable diet debate and there's a whole lot more sugar out there than I suspected.
  • 09 Jul 2012 8:12 PM
    Reply # 1002864 on 869489
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    David Mane wrote:I've done it for a month, lost 10kgs and couldn't be happier. But on a daily basis temptation knocks. The special cake made just for me, sushi for the Gods, my little girl bakes muffins or one lick, it's cinnamon and white chocolate, it won't hurt. I don't blame anyone even though I suspect getting me off this is a sport. What I do is carry around a big magnifying glass. Everything that's presented I check the label for sugar like Sherlock Holmes and it works beautifully. It allows me to pause and reaffirm this life saving strategy, explaining a magnifying glass is much more amusing  than the inevitable diet debate and there's a whole lot more sugar out there than I suspected.

    How depressing - I can't believe that after a month you are still wanting it on a daily basis. I sure hope this passes and that it doesn't happen to me, I don't think I could keep up with it if you were still wanting it every day - that requires 'willpower' and not many of us can keep that up for long.

    I am on day 5 and doing well and not really craving or wanting sugar at all.  Fingers crossed and good luck :)
  • 10 Jul 2012 5:56 AM
    Reply # 1004107 on 869489
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    No it wasn't the cravings that bothered me it was the nearest and dearest. They kept coming up to me with sugar-free cake, chocolates, you name it, they thought it was sugar free and on our terms it wasn't. It was hard to knock back the well intended purchases of my friends and relatives because they were trying to be nice. My addiction went pretty quickly mainly because I took David's word on it and never touched sugar again. I'm not sure but I think it's been 6 months now and it's going great. No problems.
  • 13 Oct 2012 8:30 PM
    Reply # 1102903 on 869489
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    I used to drink 2lts of coke a day. Now I can't even look at it without feeling sick. I can't stand any fizzy drinks. I was surprised at how quickly a sugar addict like myself got over it. I agree though most people don't understand the difference between sugar free and fructose free. I just tell people glucose is the only sweetener I use as the others upset my medical conditions. Seems to work.
  • 09 Apr 2013 11:10 PM
    Reply # 1264704 on 869489
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    I went from early January to early April (just about 3 months) sugar free and thought I had it licked. Then the Easter weekend happened and I had just have a little chocolate. It was flood-gates for me.... I have been having chocolate now for two weeks and want to get back onto the sugar free thing as I felt much better. I did find that my desire for carbs increased and perhaps that prevented me from being totally 'sugar free'... perhaps the addiction was still there... not really sure. Anyhow, I'm re-reading the 'Sweet Poison' book in the hope it will re-ignite my sugar free will....here's hoping. I did have a holiday with my husband in South Africa and managed to go the full 3 weeks without any wish to have sugar. It was Easter and being surrounded by all that chocolate that did me in!!
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