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post #61 of 143
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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post

 

(But you probably could eat an entire stick of butter if you rolled it in sugar.)

 

I could eat a stick of butter, even without sugar. Butter is soooooo yummy. However, I do get what you're saying...because if I ate that stick of butter, I wouldn't feel hungry afterwards. If I ate the 13 chocolate chip cookies (and yes, I have - with pop, back before I quite drinking it), I'd be looking for something else to eat. Sugar really is nasty stuff.
 

post #62 of 143
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Originally Posted by LionessMom View Post





 i just figured out my sores on my head were due to the sugar. i had been HFCS free for a week or two then binges when i got the diagnosis. then later that night and the  next day i itched and had sores. it was awful.





 

as a fructose intolerant person, i do have to read every label to look for all kinds of things that arent even called sugar. but i am working up to that.

 



 the darker chocolate causes me heartburn and i get sick. :( i cant have cocoa or anything with it in it. major upsets. the cravings were so bad the other day i ate 6 m&m's. the last of the valentines candy. my stomach was so mad at me. the chocolate, the milk, the sugar, the artififcial colors. sigh.

 

if you are frucotse intolerant you cant have honey. it is the largest source of fructose under HFCS. :( they list table sugar as better for you than honey.

How about xylitol?  It's tooth healthy and doesn't have the laxative effect of the other sugar alcohols. (Careful about that if you have dogs though.) It won't work for bread though because it's none fermenting.

 

Stevia appears to be another possibility with glucose-related sugars not fructose.

 


 

post #63 of 143
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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post



How about xylitol?  It's tooth healthy and doesn't have the laxative effect of the other sugar alcohols. (Careful about that if you have dogs though.) It won't work for bread though because it's none fermenting.

 

Stevia appears to be another possibility with glucose-related sugars not fructose.

 


 



my doctor says to be wary of it. i have found the interent to be wishy washy on it. 

post #64 of 143
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Ok, I am glad to hear I am not the only one who could eat a stick of butter! orngtongue.gif

post #65 of 143

I don't think I could eat a stick of butter, but growing up my Mom used to make us bread and butter with sugar sprinkled on top.  Yummers!!!! 

 

I'm actually doing great today, thanks to lots of protein and fat.

post #66 of 143
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Originally Posted by kdaisy View Post

Ok, I am glad to hear I am not the only one who could eat a stick of butter! orngtongue.gif



Butter is possibly my favourite food. :o

 

My great-aunt used to eat butter on its own all the time - straight from the churn. She once told me she'd estimate that she ate at least a quarter pound (a stick!) every time they churned, and as much as her mom would let her have every other day. She still happily eats butter. And, she's outlived her three younger siblings and turns...97 this year. She still lives on her own. I love knowing we come from the same genetic stock...even though I don't take after her.

post #67 of 143

i need ideas for meals. i have eggs and potaotes every day. or meat with potatoes or rice. i add broccolli somtimes. but some websites are saying not to eat corn or broccoli either. i cant live off meat and rice forever. where would i post to ask for meal ideas specific to fructose intolerance?

post #68 of 143

Allergy forum? Even if no one there has a fructose intolerance, they can likely point you to good places to look up really detailed breakdowns of food content.

 

I did find this http://www.bu.edu/aldolase/HFI/treatment/ by Googling "fructose free food"

 

Cheeses are all fructose free, as are fats.

 

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/fructose-free-food-list.html has lists of vegetables and fruits that are very low in fructose, how well you tolerate them would depend on your particular level of tolerance. Depending on what sort of reactions you get from fructose, it might well be worth figuring out how much you can eat safely in a day. (I don't, obviously, know much about fructose intolerances, but I know that people with lactose intolerance who can have a limited amount of dairy in a day--e.g. milk with their cereal OR ice cream for dessert OR ricotta in their lasagna--and as long as they are careful with the amount they don't suffer any ill effects.)

post #69 of 143

One week of no processed sugar = OMG I WANT SOME FREAKING CANDY!!!!!

 

It's not that I want "sweet" because the thought of honey or something else is yuck to me. I want candy, I want a soda, I want chocolate...I was making my own "chocolate" using raw cacao powder (lots of protein in it), raw butter (fats and protein) and raw honey. We're out of cacao, though....and I want a Hershey bar anyway.

post #70 of 143
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I am right there with you.  :(  And I haven't even completely weaned yet.  I have been eating the last box of shortbread cookies, which basically taste like sugary cardboard.  But I am eating them anyway and seriously feeling like I need to up my zoloft.

 

It doesn't help that I get zero time to myself, that it is impossible to go outside because of the cold, that DH and I are fighting, and we are broke.  Chocolate and sugar were the bright spot of my endless days...and now that is gone too.

 

Ugh, I can't believe I just wrote that.  But maybe some of you can understand.

post #71 of 143
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Originally Posted by kdaisy View Post

I am right there with you.  :(  And I haven't even completely weaned yet.  I have been eating the last box of shortbread cookies, which basically taste like sugary cardboard.  But I am eating them anyway and seriously feeling like I need to up my zoloft.

 

It doesn't help that I get zero time to myself, that it is impossible to go outside because of the cold, that DH and I are fighting, and we are broke.  Chocolate and sugar were the bright spot of my endless days...and now that is gone too.

 

Ugh, I can't believe I just wrote that.  But maybe some of you can understand.



Uh, recent mom to two under two here: I totally get what your'e saying. We're broke (we keep living outside of our means...and we aren't sure how we keep pulling that off) I get a 15min shower each night as my "me time" and that's about it...

 

It's part of why I want chocolate. I want that pleasure center in my brain to light up.

post #72 of 143

I completely understand, too, kdaisy. Add to all that a 5 yo who kepps having accidents... Ugh. Sneaking into the kitchen for a chunk of good chocolate ten times a day was helping me stay sane.

post #73 of 143

i am managing to stay away from candy and pop. the high fructose corn syrup now turns me off. but i want sugar. i made brownies homemade last night. they were for the kids..... cocoa, sugar, shortening, flour etc. less sugar in the long run and i only ate 2. i have been drinking homemade lemonade and lime-ade. i just squeeze some fresh then add some stevia and water. it helps.

 

can you find bacon that is not cured with sugar?

post #74 of 143
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Originally Posted by LionessMom View Post

can you find bacon that is not cured with sugar?


I didn't know it was...hmmm...

 

 

I'm going to make tea with LOTS of stevia. Hopefully it will be sweet enough to get me feeling better.

 

 

This may sound weird...but I have a question for those craving sugar: Can you "feel it" in your mouth? Like, that sugar hitting your mouth feeling? Or am I crazy?

post #75 of 143

yeah i feel it. i feel it on my tongue. it is instant satisfaction to me. i can feel it in my stomach too. a soothing thing like doing drugs. which i used to be addicted to.

 

stevia is pretty sweet. it does have an aftertaste a little. but i love it.

 

all commercial bacon lists sugar as a curing agent. i think i need to search around. bc breakfast sausage has it too. and i am not allowed food with added sugar. it is so hard cutting out hidden sources of sugar.

post #76 of 143

Rough day/week/time in general = I want to curl up under the covers with something containing milk chocolate and peanut butter and eat until I'm sick. Ugh.

post #77 of 143

I tried to do  the no sugar thing a couple of days ago and ended up with a killer headache and more tired than ever...then I ended up caving and eating a bunch a truffles. How the hell did I get so addicted to this stuff greensad.gif.

post #78 of 143

I actually made it 4 entire days without sugar (although I did use maple syrup in my oatmeal), but then DH surprised me last night with a Blizzard from DQ.  Back to start.

 

I've had really good luck eating 5-6 times a day, including protein and complex carb with every single one of those 5-6 meals.  No cravings or headaches when I eat like that.  But since the Blizzard last night, I am fighting off the desire for more sugar!

post #79 of 143

I'm 11 days with no processed sugar. I HAVE been using honey and maple syrup...

post #80 of 143
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Originally Posted by JayGee View Post

I actually made it 4 entire days without sugar (although I did use maple syrup in my oatmeal), but then DH surprised me last night with a Blizzard from DQ.  Back to start.

 

 


Does he know that you're trying to break your sugar addiction? If so, that just isn't cool! You need to talk to him.

 

I'm thread-crashing. I'm not a sugar addict, although I have been in the past. I've finally mastered moderation when it comes to sweets. One think I like when I'm craving something sweet is a pitted Medjool date stuffed with a little raw almond butter. It really hits the spot. Good luck on this journey, ladies. It sure does require a lot of work and willpower. I'm living proof that it can be done, though. I like to drink Vitamin Water Zero occasionally too. It's sweetened with stevia, so it doesn't have any chemicals. It's good if you like a sweet drink.

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