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Challengers: Bmazzo / Beverly — Weigh regularly and try to move more Cathygeha / Cathy — Stay positive/track/move cherryt38 / Cherry — Continue exercising and eat mindfully hollygail / Holly — Maintain lifetime at goal status jalibmu / Jan — adding more fruits and veggies into my meals jasimons / Judy — Stretching, at least 10 min. per day
Hosts: May 10 – May 16 Cherry May 17 – May 23 Cathy May 24 – June 30 Judy May 31 – June 6 Jan June 7 – June 13 Holly Gail June 14 – June 20 Beverly
And its title is "What happens when you stop eating sugar" One of the things it emphasizes is not to go on a "sugar detox" diet. And then it talks about something else and brings in "sugar detox" information. Then it talks about something else and winds up warning about sugar detoxes again. So I had some difficulty with this article. When I can ignore all the parts about "sugar detox," then I find interesting points made.
Watch the added sugars (guidelines suggest less than 10% of daily calories) You really can't cut out all sugars. "detox" doesn't have a consistent definition and promoters "sidestep all of this complexity". Try eating sugar mindfully and trust your body ..."work on adopting a flexible mindset around sugar" ... "eating consistent meals and enough calories and carbohydrates"
I've learned to be more aware of sugar in things like salad dressings and watching labels for added sugars. I've swapped some things - such as getting plain yogurt and adding fruit rather than getting the ready-made (with extra added sugar) cups. I have noticed that there are some brands promoting lower sugar varieties. An obvious source of added sugar for me is chocolate.
Judy ~ 5' 10", at goal 145 ~ Lifetime January 25, 2007 Lost 30 pounds, 2003/2004, at-home program. rejoined, 2006/2007, at work-meetings.
I, too, didn't quite understand this article. I know that there are natural sugars in lots of things, fruit, etc. But I am surprised that those natural sugars are in the same category as the refined stuff.
I don't think natural sugars are in the same category as refined sugars. The natural sugars are a different form of sugar. Added sugars are a stand alone form of sugar that isn't a natural sugar and are added to a food to make it taste sweet.
Anyway I have never gone on any type of sugar detox diet. I cut back on sugar and have learned to eat lots of things with less sugar. I still have sweets like cookies, desserts, candies that contain sugar, but not often. I can handle that without feeling deprived. My son has stopped eating any sweet desserts or cookies or candy because he has found that if he eats anything like that he has strong cravings afterward. He eats fruits and that type of sweet things that are naturally sweet. For him it is better to cut out completely the added sugar sweets. For me there are only a few things I have a hard time to stop eating once I have a piece, such as a Snickers candy bite and certain other candies or desserts. Depends on what it is.
Cherry Exercise and eating right creates a healthy, active life
Joined WW Online Jan. 2008 (204.5 lbs) Made goal March 2009 (150 lbs) Core all the way