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post #181 of 220


GO!!
post #182 of 220
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Originally Posted by BusyMommy View Post
: YEA Baby

We TOTALLY fell off the wagon today.
Me, too. But I am beginning all over tomorrow. I will be checking in here more ladies! I obviously need the support! ARG!
post #183 of 220
Soooo Bean...you up for a Round 2? I'm doing a modified Sugar Free Diet for the rest of our lives. : Yes, modified.
I made choc chip cookies today using date sugar, stevia and ww flour. Pretty tasty actually!

But Bean, when did you fall off the wagon? Periodically over the month or just at the end? I actually found the end to be the hardest!
post #184 of 220
Hello ladies... I'm back after several weeks away, and ready to give it another try.....

One quick thing and it may sound silly, but how do I mark this thread so that I don't have to go looking for it every time??? It gets a bit time consuming, and sometimes (ok most times) i can't squeeze the ime in while I'm at work!!!

Anyway- I'm here now, and raring to go!!
post #185 of 220
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post #186 of 220
Sweet!
(no pun intended, really was my first thought!)

I figured it out..... Subscribed and everything!
post #187 of 220
We're still doing okay after our 28 days. We have one big cheat/day; ie. today we'll have popcorn at the movie theatre. And, I'm trying some rice pasta today for lunch w/chicken and pesto.

I put date sugar in our steel cut oats to help out the cinnamon.

It's much easier when you don't have to be rigid. Now, to find out how cheating affect us...

Cheers all! Have a (non) sweet day. :
post #188 of 220
It's three weeks today for me. It's so easy now that I sometimes forget that I'm not eating sugars and have a little something. And surprisingly, it doesn't taste sweet? Why could that be? Fruit still tastes sweet, even fish. But why doesn't the chocolate crap my son opened at the grocery store and they made me buy? Anyone else notice that their sweet taste buds are acting differently?

For those of you getting started and struggling with cravings: mine are almost completely gone after only three weeks! Hang in there! Change your routine so that you are not "expecting" your sweets at the old times/places/whatever. Good luck.
post #189 of 220
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Originally Posted by BusyMommy View Post
I made choc chip cookies today using date sugar, stevia and ww flour. Pretty tasty actually!
I would love that recipe!!!
post #190 of 220
Oh I'm not creative! I just use the standard toll house recipe and instead of 3/4 white, 3/4 brown sugar, I used almost 1/2c date sugar, maybe 1/4c turbinado and a pinch of stevia (maybe 1/4t.)

2.1/4 flour--I used 1 c whole wheat

I always add extra vanilla

I added almost 1c cuisinarted pecans

They were nice & fluffy so it's something I'll do again
--Oh someone posted a thread here not too long ago asking for a healthy choc chip cookie recipe. I bet she got some neat ideas to cut oiut butter by subbing applesauce, etc etc.
post #191 of 220
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Originally Posted by BusyMommy View Post
Oh I'm not creative! I just use the standard toll house recipe and instead of 3/4 white, 3/4 brown sugar, I used almost 1/2c date sugar, maybe 1/4c turbinado and a pinch of stevia (maybe 1/4t.)

2.1/4 flour--I used 1 c whole wheat

I always add extra vanilla

I added almost 1c cuisinarted pecans

They were nice & fluffy so it's something I'll do again
--Oh someone posted a thread here not too long ago asking for a healthy choc chip cookie recipe. I bet she got some neat ideas to cut oiut butter by subbing applesauce, etc etc.
Yum!
post #192 of 220
Ah, we suck. Our diet was over and I started letting in too many foods. Pizza Sun and pizza Thurs (late hiking group) and dh is totally hived & rashy. So, back to the diet. White flour and dairy: sugar. Tomato sauce: inflammatory. Pepperoni, well...not good.

Mmmm baked oatmeal today so I did do a bit of a cheat using regular oats. Beans/rice for lunch. Homemade chicken strips for dinner.

mmmm mmmm
post #193 of 220
Thread Starter 
Busy, you don't suck. That's jsut one of the pitfalls awaiting us on this trip. the same thing happened to me.

Once I had a little treat, the walls caved in. Am I even capable of eating sugar and chocolate "once in a while"? A heroine addict can't do heroine just once in a while.

I got off track there. Not comparing that to you, just relating to you with my own stuff.

hugs,
bean
post #194 of 220
Hi everyone, I'm going to join your sugar-free tribe!

I'm battling thrush, along with my baby, so I'm trying to avoid sugar to see if it helps a bit. I've been trying to follow a sugar-free (including fruit/honey)/dairy-free/yeast/wheat-free diet for a week now, and I feel a little better. Definitely went through the sugar withdrawal/detox...but I don't want to continue to eat this way for the entire time I'm nursing. I want to hopefully eat kefir and fruit again. The only grains I'm eating are brown rice, oatmeal, and quinoa so far.

I've enjoyed reading all your advice with recipes/supplements etc...if I discover anything helpful/useful, I'll share.
post #195 of 220
So... I kicked off today for good this time (so I say).....

And before I knew it, I'd eaten an entire jar of nuts and a half a pound of cheese......

Is this normal? The last time I did this back in October, I don't remember inhaling obscenely large amounts of really fatty high caloric foods

And I made sure I brought plenty of good snacks too, I just didn't eat them.

Funny too, I don't feel full, and I don't feel sick like you would think I would....
post #196 of 220
I'm done! I did it! 28 days without sugar! Now I'm off to celebrate at DQ. Just kidding. I'm most amazed by how I don't crave sweets anymore, and when I allow myself a bit, they don't taste super sweet.
post #197 of 220

Sugar-free!!!

Hi all, I just came across this thread as I am new to this community. I am thrilled to find you all as I have been sugar free for 3 days now! Yippee! I did a no sugar, wheat, dairy & yeast diet for 2 yrs about 6 yrs ago to erradicate Crohn's Disease and get pregnant! I went back to my old ways and am looking forward to getting sugar and yeast free again. When I started this time, I told myself I could have some dark chocolate if I was in dire need...I haven't taken myself up on it...yet!
Years ago I used vegetable glycerin to control sugar cravings, just a drop on my finger...it worked fantastically! It's quite sweet and I use it to bake as well or in oatmeal, etc. I order it from Nutra-Pharma in Manhattan, it's less expensive that way. If anyone wants their info, let me know! I live in VT and have it shipped!
Sorry for the long post. Looking forward to staying on track!
post #198 of 220
Sorry I've been MIA for so long! I'm still going strong on the diet. But adding work into the schedule meant something had to give, and that wound up being MDC.

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Originally Posted by BusyMommy View Post
Oooh you mean there IS a brand of W that doesn't have sugar? I"ll have to investigate that.

You have had a lot of adjustments and an even bigger one coming. But, it's all good--you're healthy and moving fwd. :
I have yet to find a brand without sugar. But there is a brand without HFCS. There are actually a couple without HFCS, but only one of them tastes like the "real" thing to me. That would be Crystal brand. If you can find it, buy a couple bottles. I can rarely find it two trips in a row, and I can only find it at Long's Drugs.

Yes, lots of adjustments, and an even bigger one coming. I can't take a test yet, but my body is sure trying to tell me something! Gotta wait until Tuesday.

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Originally Posted by BusyMommy View Post
Ah, we suck. Our diet was over and I started letting in too many foods. Pizza Sun and pizza Thurs (late hiking group) and dh is totally hived & rashy. So, back to the diet. White flour and dairy: sugar. Tomato sauce: inflammatory. Pepperoni, well...not good.


There is definitely an adjustment. I'm sure it feels like a kick in the teeth, but take things slowly.

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Originally Posted by porenn View Post
So... I kicked off today for good this time (so I say).....

And before I knew it, I'd eaten an entire jar of nuts and a half a pound of cheese......

Is this normal? The last time I did this back in October, I don't remember inhaling obscenely large amounts of really fatty high caloric foods
Yeah, pretty normal. High protein and high fat help combat the sugar cravings.

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Originally Posted by friendtoall View Post
I'm done! I did it! 28 days without sugar! Now I'm off to celebrate at DQ. Just kidding. I'm most amazed by how I don't crave sweets anymore, and when I allow myself a bit, they don't taste super sweet.
Congrats! Yes, they don't taste as sweet anymore. I've also found that I can cut sugar back in recipes and still be satisfied with them, since my tastebuds are no longer shorted out by the amount of sugar I'm consuming.
post #199 of 220
[/QUOTE] also, does anyone else notice that their dh is insisting they eat sugary snacks since starting the 'sugar fast' or is it just mine? I think it's a 'social' thing..like we sit and talk over an iced cappucino or ice cream or whatever..he keeps bringing me stuff even things i havent hadin years..couple days ago he bought me a pack of 6 sunny delight juices saying 'i know how much you like them'!!! HUH?!?!

LOL[/QUOTE]

I just started a sugar fast as well and I swear we have the same DH!
post #200 of 220
Does anyone have any new ideas for meals? We are getting really tired of the same old stuff here and I'm getting tired of making 2 different things for me and the rest of the family as well! My DH is supportive but he much prefers his favorites, not the stuff I'm making now. DS as well.
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