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SUGAR IS A PROBLEM
#31
Anything that tastes so good shouldn't be bad for you....it's like trap...very sneaky.
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence - Desiderata
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#32
You lost me at sugar is bad. Sad part is I know it is but it's like anything that's wonderful in this world. There's always something that can harm you. Life is too short to skip the moments of happiness. Hard facts to accept though. Seeing that the things we love are super sneaky. But very good read to mull over next time I reach for that sugar loaded treat. Thank you for insight. Smile
"Love your life and love others around you"
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#33
The real problem is not that sugar is bad....it's the quantities we eat. Manufacturers sneak it into most all of our processed foods...with tricky names like:
Anhydrous dextrose, brown sugar, cane crystals, cane sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, corn syrup solids, crystal dextrose, evaporated cane juice, fructose sweetener, fruit juice concentrates, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, liquid fructose, malt syrup, maple syrup, molasses, pancake syrup, raw sugar, sugar, syrup and white sugar.

According to the nonprofit Food Label Movement, there are almost 100 different names for sugar and sugar alcohols on ingredient lists.

Some of the less apparent sugar names include carbitol, concentrated fruit juice, corn sweetener, diglycerides, disaccharides, evaporated cane juice, erythritol, Florida crystals, fructooligosaccharides, galactose, glucitol, glucoamine, hexitol, inversol, isomalt, maltodextrin, malted barley, malts, mannitol, nectars, pentose, raisin syrup, ribose rice syrup, rice malt, rice syrup solids, sorbitol, sorghum, sucanat, sucanet, xylitol and zylose.
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence - Desiderata
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#34
I've looked into this before and sugar is defiantly bad for us. I've tried to cut back on sugars as well as carbohydrates that break down into sugars and have seen a significant difference in the way I feel but definitely in weight. I've been watching my intake carbs for about 6 months now me have been able to drop about 20 lbs. it's clear the dangers of sugar and also realized the sugar substitutes are also equally as bad.
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#35
It's funny...well not funny but presient. My sister had a friend who has been warning of sugar for 25 years. I didn't believe her for years and years. But slowly it was shown to be true. We do a pretty good job of avoiding it, but McDonald's cokes make it hard sometimes. Love that stuff.

Once we cut down, weight loss was much easier.
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#36
Is What you're saying Tara that you've got levels of anxiety which, when you are in an unfamiliar environment, increase to the extent you become agoraphobic?

About the sugar - I think I may have to go back on the Paleo diet.  Do you think it would help to up the ante with your self-care?
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#37
Sugars main problem is where the weight goes. All the wrong places lol.

Im on a super strict diet. I take the center out of my bread and i dont even use cheese. Whole grains, skim milk, all that jazz.

You best bet is natural sugar, like syrup or honey. If you must use sugar use brown sugar. It takes the body longer to break down therefore its burned up more in the process.
"Nobody owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death." -William S Burroughs
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#38
Sugar in and by itself is not really a problem....it is the quantity we eat. Voluntarily and involuntarily (processed foods).

Too much emotional attachment and satisfaction from food. Food can and should be pleasant, but that is not its main purpose.


Hope you are benefiting from your diet
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence - Desiderata
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#39
High fructose corn syrup is 8x more addictive than H and C. It trains your brain to want to want to eat more and more junk food. I never knew how bad it was but it seems to be one of the worst foods for us.
"Man is a universe within himself" Bob Marley
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