Sugar free?

(5 Posts)
Teapot101 Thu 04-Feb-16 18:41:50

I want to do a sugar free lent to kill cravings. Is there a link to a website for a list? Confused on wether or not to cut out fruit and dairy.

2madboys Thu 04-Feb-16 20:52:19

If you get the 'I quit sugar' book by Sarah Wilson, there's an eight week plan which I think cuts out sugar for part of the time to reduce cravings. You don't need to cut out dairy.

chocolatespiders Sat 06-Feb-16 19:49:38

I wouldn't cut out fruit. I am day 3 into sugar free and feel like this is a good thing for me. I need to lose 4-5 stone and hoping this will help.smile

msrisotto Sat 06-Feb-16 19:59:46

Hello, there's an I quit sugar thread knocking about here somewhere if you do a search.
The sugar in dairy is not bad for you, similarly, the sugar in fruit is usually a moderate amount accompanied by sufficient fibre and nutrients so it is still healthy. Smoothies and juices are different because you get at least 3x the amount of sugar with none of the fibre. I'd water juice down a bit if I were you.

I quit added sugar (and honey, maple syrup, agave, sweeteners etc) last year and again since Christmas. Really good experience for a certified chocaholic. It took a while to lose the habitual aspect of it but definitely worthwhile. I lost a stone as well which was surprising as I wasn't overweight and was still having burgers, pizza etc on weekends so not eating particularly healthily. Good luck!

Sunshineandwaves Sun 07-Feb-16 01:48:37

I have lost a stone in weight since reading Sarah Wilson's plan. I followed the plan as best as possible, cutting out refined sugar and having one piece of low sugar fruit (kiwi or blueberries) with breakfast. It has involved reading a lot of labels and cooking from scratch. I still eat dairy. Another plus of cutting out sugar is that my skin is looking much clearer and my moods and energy levels are much more balanced. I'm not suffering that 3pm "crash" that I used to get. I am also less hungry.

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