How Much Sugar?

Anyone else here FIFO?

  • 31 Oct 2015 3:00 AM
    Message # 3608617
    Deleted user

    Hi everyone *waves*

    I'm in the process of working my way through David's books and am gearing up to go sugar free etc.  I'm a FIFO worker so my food choices are reasonably limited, but on the bright side there's less temptation!  I guess the most straightforward way to go about it is to steer clear of pretty much anything with a barcode, and then go from there.

    If there's anyone else here with FIFO/camp food experience, I'd love to get any tips and tricks they've picked up along the way!

    Cheers,

    Sandy

     

  • 01 Nov 2015 1:02 AM
    Reply # 3609524 on 3608617
    Sandra Wright wrote:

    Hi everyone *waves*

    I'm in the process of working my way through David's books and am gearing up to go sugar free etc.  I'm a FIFO worker so my food choices are reasonably limited, but on the bright side there's less temptation!  I guess the most straightforward way to go about it is to steer clear of pretty much anything with a barcode, and then go from there.

    If there's anyone else here with FIFO/camp food experience, I'd love to get any tips and tricks they've picked up along the way!

    Cheers,

    Sandy

     


    Well, yes, eating like your grandparents did is really good, but probably impractical in your situation. Your bar-code comment suggests that you eat at a canteen AND buy stuff at the camp shop. Is that right?


    [1] Re the canteen, you could try asking them to serve you dishes with minimal sugar content. If that doesn't work you could tell them you are diabetic and I presume they would be obliged to serve you sugar-free food.


    [2] In relation to to the shop bought food, just avoid anything with more than 2% "sugars" in the Nutrition Information Panel. Yoghurt is OK to 5% because that is based on milk sugar which is kosher. Avoid "low fat foods" as they are usually loaded with salt and sugar.


    [3] And during your FO  days, just do the same as [2] :-)


    [4] It may also be helpful if you could find someone who is on FI when you are and who is also avoiding fructose. You could support each other.


    Keep us posted on your progress Sandra. Have you watched the Dr Robert Lustig YouTube lecture? His book "Fat Chance" is also worth reading.


    JohnN



  • 01 Nov 2015 10:13 PM
    Reply # 3610507 on 3608617
    Deleted user

    Hi John

    I think the trick will be to just avoid anything cooked in a sauce.  Requesting specific meals in a 7k population camp becomes a bit problematic. I'm sure it can be done, but I'll try my approach first and see how things go.

    :)

  • 02 Nov 2015 4:57 AM
    Reply # 3611092 on 3608617

    I suspect the OHS rules would obligate them to do it if your were a diabetic. If you can't fudge that you might be able to get a friendly doctor to attest that you must avoid sugar in your diet. Are you overweight or obese? If so it shouldn't be too hard to get the doctor to comply.

    JohnN

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