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tinybutterfly, this may be true. it may be that people with candida issues or other physical factors like it could be lead to addiction to sugar. however, it may be that some sugars mess with your satiety/hunger hormones ....this may be more likely in some people than others....and leave you feeling hungry all the time. Either way, for some of us the stuff is like crack--stay away!
Alicewyf: Doula, wife to DH, and mama to Lillian (7/09) , Daniel (6/12). (11/14).
Is this just any sugar or is unrefined sugar okay (like turbinado sugar)? I usually use honey or agave to sweeten things, but sometimes it seems impossible to avoid using actual cane sugar, like when I make cookies or something.
I have noticed when I concentrate on eating foods with a low glycemic index, i am hungry less and my taste for sweets declines. So something sweet I used to eat starts to taste TOO sweet.
I'm trying to get back on that bandwagon, not to avoid sweets, but to loose weight. I don't think regular sugar in moderation is bad for me, personally, though I understand other people are much more sensitive.
Lisa, lucky mama of Kelly (3/93) , Emma (5/03) , Evan (7/05) , & Jenna (6/09)
Loving my amazing dh, James & forever missing Aaron Ambrose (11/07)
Really?? Any ideas of the source, or the rational behind it? I was planning on buying 4L of raw agave necatar and splitting it with a friend who raves about it.
Weren't there a bunch of anti-agave threads here a year or so ago?
ETA Here's an article http://www.living-foods.com/articles/agave.html
As for whether or not sugar can be addictive, absolutely. But for many people it's not just about "sugar", but also refined carbs and even grains. When I was eating grain free, I could take or leave sugar. Even when I was limiting grains to brown rice once or twice a week, I could take or leave it. But add in bread, tortillas, or any other form of processed grain, or when I started eating grain more than very occasionally, and the sugar cravings are back full-bore.
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