The "I Quit Sugar" (by any method) support thread

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    sniggingssniggings Forumite
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    edited 15 July 2016 at 2:04AM
    mardatha wrote: »
    Does anybody use the DaVinci syrups? All the low carb sites seem to take upwads of a fiver for postage, which is putting me off.


    Just googled them, the one I read up on is made from inverted sugar :eek:

    Low carb is not the same thing as low/sugar free.
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    Sky_ wrote: »
    I could do with joining this thread. I know I don't react well to sugar and I don't even really like sweet things, but it's so addictive! :eek: I've found myself eating more and more chocolate and other sweet things, over the last few years and I've piled the pounds/stones on as a result. :(

    Tomorrow will be day one of sugar-free cold turkey for me. :)

    Good luck.

    Thats the way I did it, just stopped.

    Think about whether you want to also give up flour products, rice/pasta etc

    What really helped me was weighing out the sugar in some of the foods I was eating, seeing the actual amount of sugar sitting there, and thinking how the heck did anyone think this amount of sugar is acceptable to put in food was shocking.

    Remember the recommended daily amount of sugar is around 25/30g a day, that's a maximum, then see what's in your food, should help.
  • mardathamardatha Forumite
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    No, I know LC is not low sugar - was just asking for my diabetic hubby, I want to get them for him but not if they taste awful :)
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    sniggings wrote: »
    not heard of curried eggs, think I'll try that. what curry paste do you use? no sugar?

    Not sure but the H&B choice might have a sugar alternative in it?

    I have now found a 96% one and there are 100% ones too, so going to try those.

    I also found a 70% one with only cocoa and milk, no sugar! so might give that one a go too!

    I've had to buy the Lindt 90% for now, as the Greens and Black one was uneatable.

    Just weighed myself today, and in the last month lost 9llbs, with 6.6 of that being fat, so pleased with that..well I was a bit disappoint as 9 doesn't sound that much, but after thinking about it, I didn't start this for the weight loss, and I haven't limited at all the amount of food I eat, so hitting the top of the healthy weight loss range of 2llbs a week, which seems to be the stated healthy amount to lose in a week, is not to bad really!

    I made my own curry sauce - fried onion and garlic in oil, added the seeds from 3 cardamom pods, some garam masala, black pepper, onion granules, cumin, turmeric, paprika, chili powder and a teeny bit of grated ginger. Then I added a little chicken stock, and thickened with cornflour. Added two halved hard boiled eggs and simmered for a few minutes.

    The H&B chocolate is sweetened with xylitol. I am avoiding sugar but not natural sweeteners or xylitol, so that suits me.

    Well done on the weight loss, that's a lot to lose in a month!
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    mardatha

    I checked ama*on and they have a range of the sauces that they say qualify for free postage.
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    Thanks elona - I didn't think of amazon :D:D
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    mardatha wrote: »
    No, I know LC is not low sugar - was just asking for my diabetic hubby, I want to get them for him but not if they taste awful :)


    Oh right I was worried you were going off track :o
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    I made my own curry sauce - fried onion and garlic in oil, added the seeds from 3 cardamom pods, some garam masala, black pepper, onion granules, cumin, turmeric, paprika, chili powder and a teeny bit of grated ginger. Then I added a little chicken stock, and thickened with cornflour. Added two halved hard boiled eggs and simmered for a few minutes.

    The H&B chocolate is sweetened with xylitol. I am avoiding sugar but not natural sweeteners or xylitol, so that suits me.

    Well done on the weight loss, that's a lot to lose in a month!

    Thanks, that sounds good! will try that.

    I've just ordered a few Zotter chocolate, will report back have it tastes.
  • Welcome Sky_
    Sky_ wrote: »
    I could do with joining this thread. I know I don't react well to sugar and I don't even really like sweet things, but it's so addictive! :eek: I've found myself eating more and more chocolate and other sweet things, over the last few years and I've piled the pounds/stones on as a result. :(

    Tomorrow will be day one of sugar-free cold turkey for me. :)
    How was it? Killed anyone yet? :rotfl:

    Seriously, the first 3 weeks I found were the hardest. Women have extra problems that go hand in hand with our cycles. Persist and you will be rewarded.

    Its been 3 months now and I still have to actively remind myself that I don't have food with sugar. Mum made the baby some custard to take home with us and as I was putting it away with some other items for the fridge this morning, my instinct was still to take a spoonful of it, on autopilot. This is where being alert really helps.

    When I think about my sugar journey, and the amount I have put through my body for over 40 years I am ashamed and thankful of my health. There is no way I would ever treat someone else this way.
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    VfM4meplse wrote: »
    Welcome Sky_How was it? Killed anyone yet? :rotfl:

    Seriously, the first 3 weeks I found were the hardest. Women have extra problems that go hand in hand with our cycles. Persist and you will be rewarded.

    Its been 3 months now and I still have to actively remind myself that I don't have food with sugar. Mum made the baby some custard to take home with us and as I was putting it away with some other items for the fridge this morning, my instinct was still to take a spoonful of it, on autopilot. This is where being alert really helps.

    When I think about my sugar journey, and the amount I have put through my body for over 40 years I am ashamed and thankful of my health. There is no way I would ever treat someone else this way.

    It's going okay so far but I'm biting my tongue a lot to avoid snapping at people. :o Silence is golden for the next few weeks, methinks. :rotfl:

    I'm focusing on obviously 'sweet' foods like cakes and chocolate and on not adding sugar to cereal and similar dishes. I might look at foods with added sugar after that, but we mainly cook from scratch and have a well-used breadmaker, so I might stop at that point. I'll see how I feel in myself. I've also given up crisps (another very strong addiction) so I'm feeling very sorry for myself today. :o :rotfl:
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