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  1. #21
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM

    It's a bit long, but when you have time, sit back and watch this.
    You won't want to consume sugar after watching.


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    ^YES!
    this is a talk on npr by the same guy, bit shorter

    http://www.npr.org/2013/01/11/169144...llacies-of-fat
    for more Joy then you can handle
    http://dangerbunny.blogspot.com/


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    it is an addiction. You have to just stop. If you have "cravings", that's a sure sign it's an addiction. And don't listen to the people who tell you that honey is ok- honey is just unpure sugar. Sweet fruits are laden with sugar.
    It's not just sugar- you have to quit all high-glycemic-index foods. I would suggest not eating fake-sugars either, nor should eat anything with flour in it.
    After you break the addiction, you will find you have no cravings and most sweets are just disgusting.



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    Sugar is very hard to quit. Watch out for hidden sources too. Lowery spices have high fructose corn syrup in a lot of their spices, and I don't understand why they do. There are lots of products that have all kinds of sugars in them, and many of them don't seem to add anything to the product. I know they're always saying on the commercials that high fructose corn syrup is just like regular sugar, but I personally don't react well to it.
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    I stopped eating sugar about 8 years ago. Just quit. I use splenda in my coffee, tea and if I have to use it for cooking.

    It wasn't hard really. I just don't eat candy or desserts. And I've never been a fan of processed foods.

    I'll tell you though about 6 months after I quit I was out to dinner with a friend who ordered a chocolate truffle cake for dessert and I had a bite or two. Within a few hours I felt like crap -- tired. That little sugar high eventually made me crash. Having been off sugar for that long a time, I could really feel it.



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    i think xylitol is the best and least toxic sugar substitute out there.
    i found a bag and when i crave sweet i'll mix a bit with cocoa powder to dip fruit into. it works for me.

    and yup, when i had a bit of suagary icing two weeks ago i binged for over a week--i could not break that damn night time need to chew cycle until a few days ago.



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    Quote Originally Posted by suz View Post
    and yup, when i had a bit of suagary icing two weeks ago i binged for over a week--i could not break that damn night time need to chew cycle until a few days ago.
    this is what kills me -- at 9:30 at night, wanting something.. and none of the choices are all that healthy.

    What are the rest of you snacking on (if anything) at night?



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    Quote Originally Posted by mercedespony View Post
    What are the rest of you snacking on (if anything) at night?
    Sliced bananas in a bowl of milk, with a tablespoon of (grass-fed) heavy cream. It is heavenly, and while better than cookies or cake it still probably has a fair amount of sugar in it . . .



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    full fat fage yogurt with berries and/or bananas, nuts, seeds.
    salted almonds and frozen raspberries are especially good together. i've heard you can sprinkle cocoa powder in it, but i haven't tried it yet.
    oh and have you ever tried mixing coconut oil with cocoa powder and freezing it in balls? yum!



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    Its been really hard for me, I am a total sweet tooth. but replacing things with Stevia drops/sugar has helped. I'll make dairy/gluten/sugar free cookies and cakes and save/freeze a couple pieces then give the rest away. that way I can eat one and be satisfied. also one big thing was during my transition I would keep a bag of dark chocolate chips in the freezer and eat two or three when I was hardcore craving chocolate and it was very satisfying.

    I am sugar free now and I feel great. (plus the weight I've dropped is encouraging!)


    ALSO - for the coffee drinkers out there that want to quit caffeine and/or sugar, I drink something called Criobru - it is amazing. its made out of Cacao and you can brew it in a coffee maker or french press. Its super yummy and has natural energy that I swear works! I sweeten it with a little bit of stevia and its great. if you love dark chocolate you will love this drink.
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    Sarah Wilson has the best approach to this that I've seen. I'm a big fan of hers:

    http://www.iquitsugar.com

    When I am good about it, I don't keep chocolate or ice cream in the house as those are my weaknesses. I don't order dessert regularly. And I see coffee with cream as an indulgence because the caffeine makes me bounce of the ways for hours after.

    I just try to pick high-quality indulgences. However at the moment I've fallen off the wagon and there is a delicious Dakoba chocolate bar calling my name! Drinking a lot of water and herbal tea helps.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerbunny View Post
    ^YES!
    this is a talk on npr by the same guy, bit shorter

    http://www.npr.org/2013/01/11/169144...llacies-of-fat
    I can't find it at the moment but I also really enjoyed Alec Baldwin's interview with Dr. Lustig last fall. A very casual but informative conversation. He's really a great motivator for me!



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