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Back to Zero – And How to Avoid Sugar on Christmas

Back to Zero – And How to Avoid Sugar on Christmas

My Holidays are choppy right now.  I wake up pretty committed, then it kind of melts away as the day progresses.  I succumb yesterday at the feet of some Christmas chocolates.  Then I paid for my sins. So, I had to reset my counter and starting today at 1 again. These recent posts on Reddit resonated with my experience:   Going great and then BAM I binged from r/sugarfree Card At Coca-Cola, we recognize that too much sugar isn’t good…

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Will I partake of Halloween Candy?

Will I partake of Halloween Candy?

Last year at this time, I was committed to not eating Halloween candy. It didn’t go so well. I’m a sucker for kit kat bars and reeses sticks. This year, I have something more to lose however.  I’m 92 days into my 100 Day challenge. I will drown in sorrow if I fall. I’ll let you know how it goes tomorrow. ______ I weighed myself this morning. I’m down to 176lbs.  I haven’t been this low since I was a…

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“Don’t make any food off limits”

“Don’t make any food off limits”

I don’t like Buzzfeed. It’s extremely click baity and lame. It makes me stupider. But, I still look at it every once in a while. It just shows up on my computer, when I’m bored and searching the entire internet for something to entertain me. This morning, I opened Instagram (which I hate worse). I hate read some of the mommy bloggers. One in particular was talking about how sad she has been, all while on a plane to Disneyland…

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Depressed and Empty after Stopping Sugar

Depressed and Empty after Stopping Sugar

I have used sugar in my life to fill whatever voids there are.  We all have them.  I guess there are some people that are so filled with satisfaction, entertainment, joy and peace that moments of emptiness don’t come. But, I have melancholy moments and time periods. So, in the past I have filled the voids with sugar.  Usually chocolate. When you stop eating sugar, you may start feeling an emptiness. I read this following story from a fellow traveler…

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Sugar Broke was Hacked – Restarting Now

Sugar Broke was Hacked – Restarting Now

You may have noticed that SugarBroke.com has been down for one month. Someone hacked the website and broke it.  I received an email from my hosting provider that told me that SugarBroke was “full of malware” and they were kicking it off the internets until it was clean. I thought about Giving the thing Up.  What a Pain and Expense to get it going again. But, I know this is a good cause.  And it helps me. So, I decided…

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Tips on Stopping Sugar Cravings After a Meal

Tips on Stopping Sugar Cravings After a Meal

There’s no Question that After dinner the sweet tooth kicks in: It’s just how we are conditioned. We need something sweet to satisfy us before we go to bed. There are many options available, and healthy ones, that help curb this. I drink a Zevia (sparkling water with a slight infusion of stevia to take away the bitter and add some sweet)   There is a recent discussion on Reddit, Sugar Free subreddit, about tips for stopping post dinner cravings….

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Sugar and Poor Mental Health linked

Sugar and Poor Mental Health linked

New Research Linking Sugar and Mental Health Problems Check out this article from “Medical News Today:” https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318818.php A couple of takeaways: 1). Our bodies DO NOT NEED sugar to function properly. This is because our “bodies have sophisticated machinery to break complex carbohydrate molecules into simple sugars” 2). There is a strong link between diabetes and Alzheimers (maybe a link between inflammation and decreased blood circulation through body); 3). Rats started to experience problems with recognizing places as early as…

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What should I do if I’m invited to a Dessert Party?

What should I do if I’m invited to a Dessert Party?

Last night my family was invited to a neighbors home for “home made dessert and ice cream.” I considered my Options as well as the Upsides and Downsides. First let’s start with the reasons why I wanted to go: The Reasons Why I wanted to Go 1). I like friends. Everyone needs a community to rely on, including myself. I like to sit around and chat while eating food. It just feels good. 2). My kids like friends. They don’t…

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Restarting my No-Sugar commitment after July 4th Binge

Restarting my No-Sugar commitment after July 4th Binge

I finally woke up without a sugar hangover. I was concerned going into the week of July 4th that I would sugar binge and I did and I enjoyed it for a couple of days, but a couple of days turned into one week. At the end of the week, my body was really upset at me. I had a thick sugar haze and my stomach started feeling flabby. I was excited to start over. Here is my month of…

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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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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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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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