Last Night I wanted Cookies – Did not eat them

Last Night I wanted Cookies – Did not eat them

Feeling Good this morning. But after playing basketball and coming home late to these homemade cookies, I just about gave in: Late night craving. pic.twitter.com/9SMhhA196B — Sugar Broke (@SugarBroke) June 29, 2018 Definitely glad that I didn’t. I’m feeling great. Tweet your cravings with a photo to @sugarbroke. It is therapeutic.

Day 3 of No Sugar: Headaches, Grumpiness, Tired…….

Day 3 of No Sugar: Headaches, Grumpiness, Tired…….

What can I expect when I quit Sugar? I’m sure everyone will experience different withdrawal symptoms. I have started and stopped eating sugar multiple times in my life. The more I stop and start the less I want to start again. I have noticed recurring themes every time I stop eating sugar. On day 3 of Quitting sugar, these are the things that I this is how I feel. 1). I am grumpy. Like clockwork on the third day of…

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Sugar in McDonalds Muffin Toppers

Sugar in McDonalds Muffin Toppers

Yes, the McDonald’s muffin toppers look awesome. Back in my prime I would have eat 6-10 of these puppies and washed them down with some O.J. Now, they are repulsive to me. McDonalds you are gross. Quick feeding America this crap with sugar. Maybe I’ll try one just for fun someday. How Many Sugar Grams? 14 grams – in the Chocolate one. 13 in the lemon one. 12 in the Blueberry. These are small little toppers. That’s a lot of…

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The Kennewick Man didn’t eat Refined Sugars, Didn’t have Cavities

The Kennewick Man didn’t eat Refined Sugars, Didn’t have Cavities

I recently took a lunch break to visit a local museum that was showcasing information about the Kennewick man (the skeletal remains of a prehistoric Paleoamerican man found on a bank of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington). The museum also had his dental records and caste copy of his teeth. The Kennewick Man was 55 Years Old – Had all his Teeth – And had ZERO Cavities A description of the Kennewick man at the museum said the following:…

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How Quitting Sugar woke me up, Literally

How Quitting Sugar woke me up, Literally

Why Should You Stop Eating Refined Sugars? I will explain in this short article the difference in my life from when I was a sugar addict to now. First I will define what I was as a sugar addict. I was on a diet plan where I was counting calories. I was losing weight and lost almost 40 lbs on this calorie counting diet. People would ask me, I bet you are feeling a lot better now right? I would…

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How to Beat your Sugar Addiction

How to Beat your Sugar Addiction

How to Beat your Sugar Addiction Hello my name is Levi and I am addicted to sugar. Some people may laugh at me when I say that. Because it doesn’t sound serious, like say an addiction to hardcore drugs. But, for me it is serious. I have an Insatiable Sweet Tooth I think I developed it in my late 20’s. I loved sweet stuff so much that I dedicated all of my calories to sugar and sweets. I didn’t want…

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Sugar Addiction Cycle Image

Sugar Addiction Cycle Image

Sugar named ‘most addictive and dangerous substance’ of our time; worse than cigarettes and alcohol. https://t.co/dPHVED1afP #sugar #addiction #health pic.twitter.com/DYHFAtwJS8 — Michael I Goran, PhD (@michaelgoran) June 22, 2018

Sugar named “most addictive and dangerous substance of our time”

Sugar named “most addictive and dangerous substance of our time”

There is research, and this is a few years old, but more relevant now, from a Mr Van der Velpen. These are the reasons why this researcher claims sugar is so dangerous: Insatiable Appetite 1). Sugar upsets the metabolic system. This means that we don’t get full. Our body is tricked into eating more and more and more and more. As a test of this theory, try not eating sugar today. Notice how you don’t want to eat anymore? That’s…

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Two year olds eat more sugar than an Adult is supposed to

Two year olds eat more sugar than an Adult is supposed to

Interesting, but not surprising research into the sugar consumption habits of our toddlers (2 years and younger). Yes, they eat too much sugar, yes it is indulgent and unhealthy and yes it leads to an array of physical and psychological problems later on in life. The American Heart Association already recommends that children under the age of 2 avoid food with added sugars, including ready-to-eat cereals, baked goods, desserts, sugary drinks, yogurt, and candy. But researchers at the CDC found…

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Yesterday, I ate Sugar. Today, I feel like Crap

Yesterday, I ate Sugar. Today, I feel like Crap

Yesterday, My mind gave into the unfortunate rhetoric that I should be able to “eat sugar in moderation”. I actually had a rough weekend as well, as I went for the Sunday dessert. It kind of started me on a downhill motion and I hit rock bottom yesterday. This is what I fell for: I didn’t just a little bit of cookie dough. I didn’t just eat one cookie. I ate and ate and ate and ate while I played…

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Cotton Candy Pop at Olive Garden

Cotton Candy Pop at Olive Garden

My Wife and I went to Olive Garden today for a lunch date. My 5 Year old son came with us. Because his Pre-School had gotten out. We looked on the menu and I ordered a non-sweetened carbonated water with fruit. My wife the same. My Son saw this Deliciousness. It is POP. But POP Is not sweet enough. So they Add COTTON Candy to the Top. I’m a terrible parent. But I’m trying to get better.

Sugar Offender: Fanta Pop

Sugar Offender: Fanta Pop

The FDA Recommendation for Sugar Intake is 23 Grams As a general rule, the FDA recommends 23 grams of Sugar intake per day.Here is their data:https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/InteractiveNutritionFactsLabel/sugars.html My office Bought a case of Fanta Pop from a Boy Scout Door to Door Salesman I looked to See how many grams of Sugar one Fanta Pop had (These are the 20 oz bottles, not the big ones, the small individualized sizes). ONE 20oz Individual Bottle of Orange Fanta Pop has: 73 Grams…

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Business Insider: Diet Soda linked with Chronic, Serious Health Issues

Business Insider: Diet Soda linked with Chronic, Serious Health Issues

This Article from business insider talks about the recent research into Diet Soda Drinking: http://www.businessinsider.com/drinking-diet-soda-could-be-linked-with-serious-health-issues-2018-5 Unfortunately, many Sugar Addicts turn to Diet Sodas to curb our cravings. I know I did for a long time. I love diet soda. It is delicious. These are some of the scientific findings associated with diet soda: 1). Chronic Diabetes – Goodbye sugar, hello diabetes 2). Cardiovascular Issues – Has to do with increased physical responses from Artificial sugars including inflammation, which causes Heart…

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100 Day “No added Sugar” challenge

100 Day “No added Sugar” challenge

I like this challenge from Katie Couric. Here are the rules: For 10 Days You are Challenged to Abstain from: 1). No soda or sweetened beverages 2). No Artificial Sweeteners (aspartame, sucrose, etc) 3). Any Foods that have added sugars At Sugar Broke we go the extra mile. 10 Days is a nice start, but our goal is 100. 10 Days isn’t enough to stop the cravings or recover your body. You need 100. Here are the Rules. Sugar Broke…

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Tracking Your Sugar Intake

Tracking Your Sugar Intake

As you may know by now, I am a subscriber to the subreddit “Sugar Free”. It feels like a support group of supports for people like me that are trying to beat their sugar addictions. I enjoyed this post from a subscriber about “tracking sugar expenses.” There’s a similar philosophy with cigarettes. Just seeing the accounting and how much we spend and how much we would save if we stopped, can be an added motivation.