How Much Sugar?

lifestyle

  • 20 Aug 2010 1:19 AM
    Message # 405939
    Deleted user
    It's been about a month now since starting my frucose-free lifestyle., and I have to say I'm feeling great.
    Only lost about a kilo, but as David mentions it took a while to gain weight and may very well take a while to get it off.
    The one thing I personally have noticed is I no longer have that bloated feeling we all get now and then, and I also have more energy.
    So don't be too hard on yourself - relax and let your frucose-free lifestyle happen over time.

    Cheers Rena.......
  • 21 Aug 2010 5:11 AM
    Reply # 406391 on 405939
    Anonymous

    great advice Rena!  :-)

    Cheers

    David

  • 22 Aug 2010 1:43 AM
    Reply # 406641 on 405939
    Deleted user

    I am still waiting on my book I have tried to keep to a sugar free diet as best as I can, I think I will be ok my only problem is I am an emotional eater and I tend to over eat also grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.  I am hoping that once I have the book I will be able to really start to concentrate on being sugar free, I have done the pritikin diet many years ago so I think I will be ok, it is just getting past the emotional eating.

    I read all comments in the forum page with great interest.

    Debra

  • 25 Aug 2010 3:52 AM
    Reply # 408145 on 405939
    Anonymous
    Rena Adams wrote:It's been about a month now since starting my frucose-free lifestyle., and I have to say I'm feeling great.
    Only lost about a kilo, but as David mentions it took a while to gain weight and may very well take a while to get it off.
    The one thing I personally have noticed is I no longer have that bloated feeling we all get now and then, and I also have more energy.
    So don't be too hard on yourself - relax and let your frucose-free lifestyle happen over time.

    Cheers Rena.......
    I really agree too Rena, I am coming up to 4 months now and can not imagine going back. I don't weigh myself but am definitely smaller and less bloated.  I still eat as much as I feel like, the point is that natural calorie counter does kick in and I don't eat as much as I did.  I never feel deprived, there is always a sugar-free option if I am hungry.  I tried on some jeans I bought (deliberately) a size too small in USA at xmas in the hope that I would fit them and today I did.  I tried other diets and exercise and never lost any weight. I would urge people to stop stressing about scales and weight loss and understand that once you undertake this you are on the road to your ideal weight.  It may take time, but follow the rules and you will get a bit smaller each day.  Now that I am all sugar-free and feel balanced I would imagine if I wanted to speed up the weight loss I would drop fruit altogether, do a bit more exercise and ease back on the portion sizes. Would this be correct, David?
  • 25 Aug 2010 5:36 AM
    Reply # 408163 on 405939
    Deleted user

    My book has arrived yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh thank you David

    I have a question though, there appears to be lots of recipes that have milk in it, I have found that milk seems to have way to much sugar in it, can you give some advice about whether or not to use milk and which one you feel is the better to use.

    Still reading through the book it is interesting reading, being a type to diabetic I sure hope I dont get dementia, doesnt appear to be in my family so hopefully I wont either.

    Look forward to your answers

    Debra

  • 25 Aug 2010 6:20 AM
    Reply # 408176 on 408163
    Anonymous
    Debra Carver wrote:

    My book has arrived yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh thank you David

    I have a question though, there appears to be lots of recipes that have milk in it, I have found that milk seems to have way to much sugar in it, can you give some advice about whether or not to use milk and which one you feel is the better to use.

    Still reading through the book it is interesting reading, being a type to diabetic I sure hope I dont get dementia, doesnt appear to be in my family so hopefully I wont either.

    Look forward to your answers

    Debra

    No sugar (fructose) in Milk, it is LACTOSE. So deduct something like 4.7g per 100g (off the top of my head).  Lactose is a good sugar.  Flavoured milks, yoghurts etc will of course have sugar.
  • 31 Aug 2010 7:45 AM
    Reply # 411192 on 405939

    Apart from the weight aspect, I think one of the most important things to remember is that you are no longer poisoning your system - giving up fructose would have to be one of the most important changes one can make.  It is difficult but once you have given up sugar you find that you can taste what food really should taste like.  The only thing I would say is that if you have too many carbohydrates in your diet it is not good either as any carbohydrates that are not burned off will turn to sugar which means your weight will not drop.  Am I correct with my assumption?  Would be happy if someone can tell me.

      

  • 17 Sep 2010 9:33 PM
    Reply # 420352 on 405939

    Hi Rena

    Yes you are right, just let it happen.  I have been sugar free for about six weeks now and in that time my weight has been up and down, disappointment etc etc however this morning the scales show a loss of a couple of kgs so that's wonderful, maybe things are starting to settle down.

    I don't do any exercise other than two line dancing classes per week plus a LD social every few months so perhaps I might start walking as well.  Keep up the good work.

    Margaret

     

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