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How do you feel about sugar?


Honestly, some folk manage to have sugar in limited quantities and lose weight. How do you feel about sugar?

I know it is a personal thing, but I just wondered.

  Lin Replied:

I an have to have almost none. But for me, the main thing I have to give up is carbs.

  Jeanne- CE! Replied:

Well since you asked...

I honestly think it is the undoing of true wellness for most people, especially in the U.S. I just read a book called Sugar Blues by Dufty, and is a shocking account of sugar use and abuse in the world; not a light read at all. Personally, I am able to manage my carbs and sugars, but I have almost no refined sugar, and the sugar that I do have is clean-approved or lower glycemic. I highly recommend eliminating sugar from your wellness routine, especially if you tend to get out of control. Sugar-free happiness does not happen overnight, but it is blissful once established. Start with a baby step, and take it a day at a time.

  Lyn Replied:

Sugar is evil.
Of course, it is not as simple as that but that is my overall view. LOL

  jenny Replied:

My personal experience is that refined sugar is addictive, it is easier for me to give up alcohol than to give up refined sugar.

I know I have an addictive personality, I am all or nothing and while I have never been interested in any drugs I was the type of personality who couldn't leave a bottle of wine half full on the work top I would have to finish it that evening.

The same is true of refined sugar. I cannot eat one cookie it is always the packet, I cannot eat one square of chocolate it has to be the bar. So for me it's none or all I know that.

As far as carbs are concerned, rice, potatoes, bread or pasta I can easily not eat them I am ambivalent.

I allow myself friuit so fructose but not concentrated fructose in fruit juices or smoothies,

So my personal feelings are that like Lyn they are evil!

  jenny Replied:

Sorry didn't mean Lyn is evil just agreeing with her opinion.

  Lyn Replied:

haha I knew what you meant jenny! You crack me up.

  Gwen Replied:

Sugar and I are enemies and the worst bit is, sugar poses as a friend, a good friend and it is a complete lie. Sugar is the worst thing I ever got hooked on in my opinion and it shows up everywhere. I avoid it like the plague.

  Trina Replied:

When I was a kid, sugar was something you added to certain foods and was special. With the explosion of convenience foods we are unaware of all the foods that contain sugar and cane syrups. I feel like I've been if I was involuntarily injected with drugs and now have to be in withdrawal for the rest of my life. Very sad. I try to keep all but 5g sugar out of my diet. I try to allow for good whole foods that may contain natural sugar, like berries or beets.

  Gwen Replied:

It seems we all have strong feelings about sugar!

  kc Replied:

Love the information Rjaatt! Thank you for sharing.

  Gwen Replied:

Easter and sugar go hand in hand in Western society so we have a challenge ahead of us! How do we plan to keep the monster at bay?

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