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I'm going sugar free starting tomorrow.

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Nannaboppa Sun 31-Jan-16 09:09:43

I think I'm addicted to sugar. I sometimes have two pieces of cake a day, chocolate, sugar in my coffee, so tomorrow I'm Cutting sugar completely out of my diet, for 5 days to start with the then ill take it from there.
Has anyone does this? Did you get any side effects? Anyone want to join me?

Imfinehowareyou Sun 31-Jan-16 09:28:50

I am halfway through a Whole30 which cuts sugar out, amongst other things (although not fruit sugar). I think the reason it is doable is because I am eating lots of fat. If you are satisfied by the fat you don't crave sugar.

By fat I mean olive oil/coconut oil/the fat that comes on meat etc.

Good luck!

PopcornFrenzy Sun 31-Jan-16 12:42:57

I've just done the whole of January sugar free and it was really hard for the first week, OK the second and now I have chocolate/sweets in for the kids and don't even think about it.

I was a complete sugar monster and thought I couldn't do it but have, I had quite bad withdrawal symptoms like a headache and the shakes but with plenty of water they went.

Good luck grin

2madboys Mon 01-Feb-16 10:01:43

I've previously done sugar free and started again three weeks ago. I had a couple of days of headaches but no other symptoms, which is quite surprising really as I'd been eating really badly since before Christmas. Good news is that by day 3 I was sleeping better and I've lost at least 3 lbs (not sure exactly as I was too scared to weigh myself the first week! I'm hoping for another 20 so quite a long way to go though!

One thing I've found really helpful this time is to cook lots of new things for dinners so I feel more satisfied. I've been stealing ideas off the Dorothy Camper blog. She posts her meal plan for the week every Sunday afternoon and that's when I do my shopping list.

2madboys Mon 01-Feb-16 10:11:38

Also, I should mention that I have much more energy and don't feel sleeping in the afternoons/evenings?

Smellyrose Mon 01-Feb-16 17:30:07

This is probably a stupid question, but what do you class as sugar free? Sweets, biscuits, cakes, etc? Cereals (they've always got tons of sugar in? Bread, pasta, etc?

Titsalinabumsquash Mon 01-Feb-16 17:36:25

I need to do something about my sugar intake! I could do sweets and cake and sweetener in my coffee, I'm not sure I could do pasta and rice though. It features a lot in my meal plans.

2madboys Mon 01-Feb-16 18:33:59

I'm trying to only have whole grain rice and pasta (the brown stuff!) as the white pretty much acts the same as sugar in your body. I eat porridge with frozen berries for breakfast (yes, most cereals are junk) and very little bread as it makes me feel sleepy.

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