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Is anyone else doing Sugar Free February? How are you getting on? I think I'm doing quite well. I have eaten lots of fruit though!

GlitchHunter
2 years ago
What do you think of this?
nipperjwb
nipperjwb2 years ago

Nooooo ! I know it’s good for you to give up sugar but I just can’t !! Life is too short as it is !

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GlitchHunter
GlitchHunter
Original Poster
2 years ago

I know. I felt like that when I started but actually it hasn't been that bad. It was the sugar in my tea that I thought would be hard to give up but I weaned it down to half a teaspoon already so it wasnt too hard to take it away.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper902 years ago

I don't go for those silly monthly trends. What's the point? If I really wanted to do something, then I'd do it all year round regardless of what month it is.

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BW07
BW072 years ago

Yeah. Isnt it 'Dont pay your mortgage March' next month

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 years ago

I agree with you and many experts agree with us that these type of things don't do any good long term. Gradually decreasing sugar is OK but: "Sugar withdrawal may have serious consequences to your mental and physical health, similar to what is seen with addiction to drugs". From https://www.sweetdefeat.com/blog/sugar-withdrawal-symptoms

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GlitchHunter
GlitchHunter
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2 years ago

I'd like to see you be sugar free completely for a year. It's not easy. Sugar is in everything. And it is like a boost. Once I've completed the month I reckon I won't go back to eating as much sugar as I did before.

I really thought I was addicted hut turns out I'm not that bothered.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper902 years ago

GlitchHunter Don't get me wrong. I think it's great to cut down a lot on the sugar as it is not at all very good for you. I just think these monthly trends are a silly idea; such as 'Veganuary', 'Januhairy' and so on.

Otherwise, I hope it all goes well for you.

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zerocenturyzero
zerocenturyzero2 years ago

100% Pure Agave Syrup (from cactus) is a alternative to sugar

Groovy Food Co organic light & mild agave nectar 250ml

£2.55 from Waitrose

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GlitchHunter
GlitchHunter
Original Poster
2 years ago

I am doing no added sugar. So I'm not adding sweetness to anything. No natural sweetners either. No honey, no agave, no maple syrup. Just sweetness from natural sugar like fruits. Thanks though

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zerocenturyzero
zerocenturyzero2 years ago

GlitchHunter Fruits have natural sugar

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zerocenturyzero
zerocenturyzero2 years ago

GlitchHunter I wish you the best of luck for Sugar Free February and hope you see a big difference at the end of the month.

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GlitchHunter
GlitchHunter
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2 years ago

zerocenturyzero Yes but it's not added. It's just there. Thank you. I hope to see some difference too

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree2 years ago

When you say sugar free what type of sugar are you excluding as fruit has lots of natural sugar in it. Are you replacing with artificial? I'm currently drinking diet coke but after seeing the news yesterday trying to cut it out!

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GlitchHunter
GlitchHunter
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2 years ago

I'm cutting added sugars. Anything that's processed. Fruits are okay. It's the only source of sugar I can eat

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree2 years ago

GlitchHunter well done, I'd find it really hard. I'm always conscious about how much I have but don't think I could cut it completely.

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LeanneWard
LeanneWard2 years ago

Some fruits have a high sugar, so just be aware of that.

I have cut out a lot of sugar.

I‘ve been doing it months, you should gradually reduce sugar rather than cutting it out straight away. As you get withdrawa symptoms. X

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GlitchHunter
GlitchHunter
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2 years ago

It's added sugar i am cutting. Not natural sugar. So fruits are okay to eat. It's my only source of sugar.

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LeanneWard
LeanneWard2 years ago

But if you eat a lot of fruit with high sugar. It’s just the same as eating sugar. So it’s pointless.

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GlitchHunter
GlitchHunter
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2 years ago

LeanneWard Obviously you don't understand even though I said it so many times. The point of this is to eat no added sugar. Fruit does not have sugar ADDED. So it's not pointless. And I'm doing this for charity not for any other reason so actually I'm following it perfectly.

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/sites/default/files/sugar_free_the_low_down.pdf

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LeanneWard
LeanneWard2 years ago

GlitchHunter no need to be rude. You’ve obviously not done it anyway. Your still having half a spoon of sugar in your tea.

Also you said sugar free....

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GlitchHunter
GlitchHunter
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2 years ago

LeanneWard No I haven't. How do you know what I have in my tea? I said I've weaned it out now. I don't have sugar in my tea anymore. So actually why don't you stop being rude and commenting on what I'm doing. I'm doing sugar free for cancer research and that's it. What does it even matter to you? It's not as if this in any way concerns you at all. Your pointless post is pointless.

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LeanneWard
LeanneWard2 years ago

GlitchHunter you’ve opened a chat, where anyone can comment sweetheart.

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GlitchHunter
GlitchHunter
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2 years ago

LeanneWard Feel free. Just don't call me names. Also you spelt it wrong.

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 years ago

As I have explained on here before I gave up sugar to combat D2 and after 6 months and a new blood test the nurse phoned with the good news that I had reversed it. However, I took that as a green light to have the occasional treat, which turned into a bit more than occasional, and am due for another test next week, so it is back on the wagon for me. However, I know that I will never get back to the old ways of my sugar addiction.

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 years ago

Having come back and read all the new comments would just like to add that I cut sugar immediately, was more scared of diabetes than withdrawals lol. I did have a few headaches to start but that was about it. Don't forget carbs turn to sugar while digesting so quite enough sugar is gained from other sources if GlitchHunter is having no added sugar, even baked beans and ketchup etc have it. Good luck and well done so far.

I would encourage anyone to cut down/out sugar and not just for one month, but for good. When diagnosed initially I entered my nurse's room and before I even sat down she said: Lyn, make no mistake, D2 can kill just as dangerous as D1.

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GlitchHunter
GlitchHunter
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2 years ago

Yes it can totally kill. And you don't know how much I miss ALL THE SAUCES. Even gravy has sugar!! That's why I made my own mayonnaise the other day. Haven't figured out how to make ketchup yet and I miss it so much. Any tips?

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 years ago

GlitchHunter No, sorry. I am a bit lazy these days as I live alone and just can't be ar**d to dabble in the kitchen. However, I am not a bad cook and love to cook for family and friends when they visit. Referring to our other chat on working weekends: I take one day off a week during school hols to look after my grandson and this week I am going to start teaching him to cook.

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