How Much Sugar?


  • 13 Jul 2013 10:34 PM
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    Hi everyone I am a newbie to the sugar free way of life.  We are managing really well without any sugars in our diet.  I just wanted to ask though in a cup of coffee I hate the bitter taste so what does everyone else use in their coffee??  I only have one cup a day the rest of the time it's hot water so .... any advice.  Many thanks Michelle :) :)
  • 14 Jul 2013 3:37 AM
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    Hi Michelle,  We are new to this as well.  If you like it white, you may have full cream milk in your coffee.  How are you going otherwise, I notice that I am not so hungry anymore, which is new to me. There are others on this site more experienced and very helpful.  Good luck.
  • 14 Jul 2013 6:01 AM
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    Hi Chris  :)   Yes I have been putting full milk in my coffee which is making it taste much better thanks.  I have been surprised at how well we have adapted.   We basically went cold turkey the day after I stayed up all night reading both books.  I love to do my own home baking and making everything from scratch so changing over with dextrose has not been hard at all.  My boys are both teenagers so keeping the containers full is the hardest thing now hahaha   But we all feel so much better all round.

    How are you finding the change Chris :)

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  • 15 Jul 2013 12:08 AM
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    Yes Michelle,  We are doing better than I thought we would.  We still have to go a bit longer too make sure we have sugar out of our system.  It takes different lengths of time for different people.  Once this happens, we can start using dextrose in baking.   Today I am going to make some pikelets, without sugar and hopefully they are nice with butter.   We weigh ourselves once a week and so far in 3 weeks we have both lost about 3 kilos and a bit off our waist measurement. We are very happy with that.

    When you do home baking,  What type of things do you bake.   With the cold weather around, we have been having soups when we can.  We are learning all the time, Janelle and others, have helped me quite a bit, and I also refer to David's books.  I look forward to summer when we can have salads and maybe cut down on bread for lunch.


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  • 15 Jul 2013 4:11 AM
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    Hi Chris thats a great start to your weight loss :) :)  well done.   I have not bothered to even weigh myself I can't stand those things.  I don't have much to lose so have really done this for the health benefits and just to feel better about myself.  Hate scales I think they tell lies , well they were when I was standing on them haha   My clothes are getting loose so that is what I am judging this by and the fact I am waiting to eat until I actually feel really hungry ... quite a weird feeling.  Also I have found that I am not going by what the time on the clock says but by what my stomach is saying to me instead..

    What have I been baking .... the very first thing I tried was in Davids book. It was a home made meat pie ... it was so nice.  I thought I would have some left over but um no have two teenage sons who scoffed the lot down !!  Roast dinners, pasta (home made sauce from Davids book)  Honestly I have been using loads of Davids and other recipes from on this forum.  I have tried four of the cakes/slices the boys loved the cinnamon tea cake.  Both are having a go at baking something from the books each day while on school holidays.  Each day is a better day so onwards and upwards.  :) :)  Michelle

  • 15 Jul 2013 8:06 AM
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    Michelle, you sound like you have a very supportive family, and also seem to be a good cook.  You have inspired me to try some baking.  I'm not a great cook, but we need something to take to a function so I'll give it a go. Have you read David's book on Toxic Oil. It's very interesting.


  • 15 Jul 2013 11:24 PM
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    Hi Chris   .... yeah have a great family and thanks for saying that is always nice to hear.   I am just making some home made sauce from Davids book now ... boys are going to have a go at making the sausage rolls for dinner.  I think I have two new chiefs on my hands.  I love how they have embraced this new type of cooking without any sugar ... awesome.

    Oh yes I have read Toxic Oil .... I was disgusted at what has been sneaked into our food ... so revolting !!  So we have taken on both the guides from Toxic Oil and Sweet Poison and nothing else is allowed in our house. 

    Something I have noticed is the lack of hunger , even the boys who are growing teenagers are not snacking just listening to their stomachs but heck when that stomach growls look out fridge and pantry !!  haha    Glad you are trying out some baking I am enjoying so much more now :) :)

  • 05 Sep 2013 3:32 AM
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    Hi Michelle - I would definitely use the full cream milk & maybe try a tsp of rice malt syrup.

    I use about a third of a tsp in my chai & it makes all the difference & its fructose free...yay! Its also great in hot chocolate (which we make with raw cacao powder) - very yummy :)

  • 23 Oct 2013 6:06 PM
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    Thanks Colleen ... Have tried it with cacao at night really nice :) 
  • 03 Nov 2014 12:50 AM
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    I thought you had to sweeten coffee until I went on a diet many years ago and I cut sugar out. In a short time I found it was better that way. I do like dairy in coffee though and more often than not, a few drops of cream does the trick for me. I like really nice coffee, I buy my beans whole, grind them and add to percolator. It is all such a treat.  I am moving right over to decaf bens.  I hope these are better for you, at least doesn't keep me awake.

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