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Old 01-04-2017, 02:17 PM   #41
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I've done a Whole 30. There is a lot about it online. Part of that is giving up sugar for the month, even in things like salad dressing. It really was hard at first, but so worth it. But yeah, I ended up back where I started by about 3 or 4 months later. There is cake in my office art least twice a week it seems. And all the other crap too!

I'm going to do another no sugar or maybe even whole 30 this coming spring after my little girl is here & we've established nursing.

Best advice I can give is plan thoroughly & don't give up for at least 2 weeks.
this. not giving up for at least 2 weeks.

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Old 01-25-2017, 08:48 AM   #42
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I have given up sugar and carbs, feel fantastic! Actually following the ketogenic diet where you only have certain amount of macros per day. So you aren't starving, and the weight seems to come off like magic. There is a really good group on Facebook called ketogenic women win. It is a private group, but you can asked to be added. One thing though if you have a mans name in your Facebook signup they won't let you join. But tons of awesome stuff on how to lose weight and get in shape
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Old 02-08-2017, 05:23 PM   #43
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I am currently off sugar for 6 weeks. I don't feel it as much but it gets worse when I am PMSing. So, I eat a lot of bananas. So far so good, I am halfway done through week 4
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:13 AM   #44
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When I gave it sugar it was great. I didn't crave it and overall felt better. But you have to be vigilant because it is in almost everything.
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Old 07-10-2017, 12:20 PM   #45
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We did. For about 3 years.

We were not eating any processed food as it contained sugar in one form or another. We did not eat any fruits. We only ate vegetables, lentils, nuts, rice & more vegetables. We took fish oil every day. We ate eggs for breakfast. We did not eat any refined wheat flour (i.e no baked goods or bread etc!). No Caffine as there was no need for it.

We did not have kids when we went out on this diet & we were TTC for a very long time.
1st month into this diet, no change whatsoever.
3 months into this diet, I lost quite a bit of unwanted fat, without even doing much exercise.
4 months into this diet, no period pain at all!! I did not even feel like I was having period when I had it!
6 months into this diet, my skin was glowing. No cream, makeup etc needed.
9 months into this diet, we conceived our miracle baby!

I continued with this diet right until I conceived my second baby. I was feeling very nauseated with my second one, so I had to have some sugar (i.e fruits and a tsp of sugar here and there per day).

I am planning to get back on this lifestyle again.
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I tried... but I can't drink coffee without a little piece of cake
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I’m doing it again! For a new year’s cleanse. No refined/added sugar, no white flour, no alcohol for at least two weeks, hopefully much longer. I am eating fresh/dried fruit still. Really curious to see whether there is a positive impact on the migraines I’ve been having lately. And possibly on the stubborn belly fat that’s been creeping up for the past two years.
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Iím doing it again! For a new yearís cleanse. No refined/added sugar, no white flour, no alcohol for at least two weeks, hopefully much longer. I am eating fresh/dried fruit still. Really curious to see whether there is a positive impact on the migraines Iíve been having lately. And possibly on the stubborn belly fat thatís been creeping up for the past two years.
I only have to eat lower carb for one day before feeling great
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Iím doing it again! For a new yearís cleanse. No refined/added sugar, no white flour, no alcohol for at least two weeks, hopefully much longer. I am eating fresh/dried fruit still. Really curious to see whether there is a positive impact on the migraines Iíve been having lately. And possibly on the stubborn belly fat thatís been creeping up for the past two years.
So how did it go the first time?

Since I make all of our food from scratch, all I have to do is not buy sugar (which is easy since DH actually does the shopping, and he won't buy if I ask him not to). Honey and real maple syrup isn't much better, but at least it's expensive which does a little to curb our usage...better to not buy that too though.

However, I haven't been successful for more than a couple weeks ever. What HAS been very successful though, is reducing and changing our taste for it. Started just using half sugar in all recipes, then cut it to 1/4. Now we'll leave it right out of things with something naturally sweet, like banana bread (with whole wheat). I do use other things to sweeten, like applesauce can be used in place of eggs, yogurt (plain) in place of oil. Vanilla and cinnamon are sweet tasting. Dates. Pumpkin.

After a few years of using less and less sugar, we want it--and can stand fully sweet baked goods--less and less. That includes kids, age 11 and under.
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So how did it go the first time?

Since I make all of our food from scratch, all I have to do is not buy sugar (which is easy since DH actually does the shopping, and he won't buy if I ask him not to). Honey and real maple syrup isn't much better, but at least it's expensive which does a little to curb our usage...better to not buy that too though.

However, I haven't been successful for more than a couple weeks ever. What HAS been very successful though, is reducing and changing our taste for it. Started just using half sugar in all recipes, then cut it to 1/4. Now we'll leave it right out of things with something naturally sweet, like banana bread (with whole wheat). I do use other things to sweeten, like applesauce can be used in place of eggs, yogurt (plain) in place of oil. Vanilla and cinnamon are sweet tasting. Dates. Pumpkin.

After a few years of using less and less sugar, we want it--and can stand fully sweet baked goods--less and less. That includes kids, age 11 and under.
After our first attempt, which was a few years ago, we gradually slipped back into old habits. This time around we were quite successful cutting it out for two weeks, although I am going through such a busy, stressful time at work it's hard to say whether the lack of sugar is making me feel better because I'm having trouble sleeping and am feeling rundown due to that. But I have noticed an improvement in my migraines. I can't see being successful in cutting it out sugar entirely for the long term but I'm planning to it take an approach similar to what you suggest above--reducing and substituting naturally sweet ingredients when possible.
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