welcome new mams..ann06
:its shocking huh!how much hidden sugar there is.
on the chromium:i take 500 mcg 2x a day.one at waking and one around 5:00pm
i really really see a huge difference in myself. it helps a lot with sugar & carb cravings because your body isn't all starving for sugar to balance you blood sugar out. my health food store guy told me the other day that they are making it illegal to sell it in 500 mcg doses now though (no idea why) but that now they are only available in 200mcg doses, so you would have to take either 400mcg 2x or 6oomcg 2x daily. i bought two bottles of 500 though, so it should last me a while.im in canada, so im not sure what its like in the USA or other places.aiti:
|mommajb Here is a thought for those of you baking for your children... If you feel so much better sugar free might they not also? To clarify, I am not taking my children sugar free but I hope to get my house most of the way there. So much sugar happens in our kids diet today that I don't feel I need to add to it. I prefer plain yogurt and they prefer vanilla and that is okay but the super refined sugar in a food w/o redeeming value (other than calories for growing bodies) is not a great idea. We can better meet their nutritional needs with more whole foods. This is meant to be motivational and food for thought, not lecturing or reprimanding.
i totally agree 100% but im still going to use sugar on occassion. since i know exactly what goes into my kids mouths on a daily basis *my kids are 6 and 3 and 1..( unless my son is swapping his healthy lunches for junk at school which is possible but unlikely because he prefers healthy) i read labels on everything because i dont like sugars, preservatives, colours or certain oils, specificlly hydrogenated ones in our food. we really buy as much fresh veggies and fruits as possible (in season), and grains and food stuffs that aren't processed. so when i bake something with sugar, i am totally concious that im doing it and i think in moderation its okay for my super healthy eating active kids.
if i knew that i could eat it in moderation i would too, but because i have food issues im finding it a lot easier to just say no all together. make sunse?
no offense taken BTW Crystal_R:
are you eating enough healthy food? protein and stuff? i find if im hungry my mind switches to sugar cravings but like some other posters have said a hot cup of tea and some nuts or nut butter or other protien rich meal or snack ( i need animal protein or nuts expecially) i feel much better. starving yourself because you dont eat sugar is the way to just loose it all together and binge. i know from experience. and maybe quit the tv for a while, till you feel in control of it...i find exercise, even just a short walk outside hepls me get my head out of food land.Smylingeyz:
im BF my 1 year old dd and im not having any issues. i think the sugar ups and downs were a lot worse for me than the stable no sugar that im doing. im not eating any form of sugar, even natural ones for now..still working on the simple carbs, but its getting better day by day.im hypoglycemic. maybe try the chromium i mentioned earlier?
and 21 days is great! i hope that you find your way back to sugar free happiness. having a sick body is no fun at all... it seems like it needs to be a pretty gentle balance for you to heal the yeast and also blood sugar problems. hmm.laohaire:
wow. 6 weeks is amazing! and
i think a bit of a muffin on a hard say is totally reasonable. it would be nice if it didn't have to be such an issue with so many of us. i would love to be able to eat a piece of dark chocolate totally guilt and thought free. i hope to get there some day.
6 weeks detox. interesting. i was thinking more in the lines of a week, but i feel like my body is still going through a lot of change since quitting sugar.
anyone else having a lot of headaches? im having a ton since quitting sugar, but they also coincide with my fertility returning, so im not sure which it is..not sure if its a detox thing or if i should be worried.