Argh! I really, really, really like sugar! I don't want to give it up. Yeah, yeah, honey, maples syrup, whatever. They don't taste the same. I know it will help my health. I know I'm acting like an addict. I don't seem to care enough. I can cut back, but not give it up. Why? What can make me change?
I think food should be good and eating should make me happy. And I already feel so deprived because I can eat literally a handful of foods while I'm nursing. Like, base ingredients, no herbs and spices and flavors; just plain chicken, beef, barley, wheat, sea salt, cane sugar, enjoy life chocolate, palm oil, a few veggies and apples. That's it, so far. So, maybe that's why I'm so resistant... But even when I'm not nursing I want NOTHING to do with quitting.
I have trouble with recurrent yeast, I have many fillings, and I've always been at least a little overweight. I do not, however, have any markers for diabetes/prediabetes. What else do I need to make me realize sugar is bad? Or, how bad is it "in moderation"?
I've tried agave and it's good as a corn syrup sub. But then I read that, while it doesn't feed yeast, it's not good, either. I use xylitol, but it doesn't have the cooking properties of sugar (couldn't make "candy" with it, for instance) and the taste isn't quite right. And don;t even get me started on the taste of stevia.
So, I guess this just turned into a whining thread, but if anybody can talk me out of my love of sugar, please give it a shot... Or if someone is here to tell me that it's not really that bad, go for it!