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Davina's 5 Weeks to Sugar-Free is a total con and most people can't afford real maple syrup

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alittlethyme Fri 23-Jan-15 21:20:58

I bought this to try and reduce my sugar intake , but the recipes are full of sugar just in the very expensive form of maple syrup and honey! Ffs I can barely keep my house warm let alone afford maple!

HumphreyCobbler Fri 23-Jan-15 21:22:03

If you do low carb bootcamp you can achieve no sugar in one day.

Maple syrup?

LaurieFairyCake Fri 23-Jan-15 21:23:31


You can achieve no sugar in one day by

Stopping eating sugar confused

LaurieFairyCake Fri 23-Jan-15 21:24:58

On a separate note maple syrup is on special for £1.50 in tesco this week

I used it for a recipe

26Point2Miles Fri 23-Jan-15 21:28:11

how is it a con? just leave out the syrup? use some common sense

alittlethyme Fri 23-Jan-15 21:29:03

Sugar is very very addictive, most people are addicted. How many low carbers quit it long term....

What brand was the maple? Only ever seen cheap stuff that has added sugar and flavourings on offer, not real stuff.

Damnautocorrect Fri 23-Jan-15 21:29:56

If you understand about processed sugars it's not a con.
Intrinsic and extrinsic sugars are processed by the body differently.
How do you think she'd be able to make chocolate brownies without any sort of sweetness?

Damnautocorrect Fri 23-Jan-15 21:31:01

But yes proper maple syrup is very expensive

alittlethyme Fri 23-Jan-15 21:31:10

Found it. Its shit stuff sad

I hardly think the cakes will taste good without any sugar added. If I just wanted to not ad the sugar I could of followed any old recipe and ignore the sugar

26Point2Miles Fri 23-Jan-15 21:34:33

they taste fine without the sugar......its pancakes

alittlethyme Fri 23-Jan-15 21:34:44

Maple is still a suagr though. And it is processed, I once made it and it took hours to reduce a vat of sap to a tiny amount. Smelt lovley though

GruffalosGirl Fri 23-Jan-15 21:43:36

Aldi specially selected have 100% maple syrup in at the moment for under £3 or Costco sell 1l for under£10 which lasts for ages (we get through a lot of maple syrup in our house!)

TheAwfulDaughter Fri 23-Jan-15 21:45:26

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LaurieFairyCake Fri 23-Jan-15 21:45:53

Bit harsh, it's not 'shit' stuff like golden syrup or added white cocaine sugar

It contains maple syrup and sugars derived from fruit

It's as good as it gets without spending a fiver grin

squoosh Fri 23-Jan-15 21:47:21

Maple syrup and honey in a sugar free diet seems a bit oxymoronic!

Maple syrup is essentially sugar and super sweet, how is that going to quell any sugar cravings?

HollyBdenum Fri 23-Jan-15 21:48:45

Aldi maple syrup is cheap.

LaurieFairyCake Fri 23-Jan-15 21:50:57

In debates about sugar there is a very real argument that says your body can't tell the difference between Mars bar and fruit

I know for me that if I eat an orange I get exactly the same sugar rush and hunger pangs as if I'd eaten a bar of chocolate

wobblyweebles Fri 23-Jan-15 21:53:20

Real maple syrup is expensive but worth it.

CerealMom Fri 23-Jan-15 22:15:16

This is a simple explanation.

Basically all sugars from all sources are metabolised in the body the same way. Too much of any sugar will lead to weight gain and other related diseases.

The only sugars we can't avoid are
Lactose - breast milk/other milks (unless you're lactose free/vegan)
Carbs - intrinsic rather than added ie beans, pulses, rice, pasta, cereals etc... Not talking about the avoidable cakes, breads etc...

My eyebrow does a good impression of Spock when I see these 'sugar free' recipes chocked full of maple/agave/honey etc...

I think the only 2 which don't cause an insulin response in the same way is xylitol and stevia (could be wrong).

Micah Fri 23-Jan-15 22:19:32

Cereal mom-xylitol is extremely dangerous to dogs, sends them into a hypoglycaemic coma.

Awful daughter- how do you make brownies with only cocoa powder?

Willferrellisactuallykindahot Fri 23-Jan-15 22:22:08

So is agave syrup a con then? It says its low GI and I have been using it a lot on eg. Porridge etc and as a honey substitute as DD is under 1? I dot even know exactly what it is, but its really nice!

annadina Fri 23-Jan-15 22:23:53

I must have missed the bit when cereal mom was suggesting that you gave it to your dog confused

dexter73 Fri 23-Jan-15 22:25:41

Dogs can't eat grapes or chocolate either so I'm not sure you can compare their reaction to a substance to what a human reaction is.

Willferrellisactuallykindahot Fri 23-Jan-15 22:25:45

Yeah don't give your dog Wrigley's Extra chewing gum!

Micah Fri 23-Jan-15 22:27:05

I just find it fascinating smile. Irrelevant, probably, but interesting. I do wonder if artificial sweetners have as little effect as is claimed, in dogs it does something catastrophic, so wonder if it does anything to humans?

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