Shed the Sugar

One of the best things to do to start losing weight is to cut sugar out of your diet.  I think it’s one of the main contributors (along with processed foods, portion sizes and too many grains) to our society’s weight problem.

The thing of it is, though, is that many people don’t know where to start shedding the sugar.

If you’re one of those people that don’t know where to start, here’s an article about getting off sugar that you’re going to want to read.  It’s going to help you learn your “sugar truth:”  🙂

Those of us who are “emotional eaters” (and yes, that’s me) will find this article particularly helpful.  But emotional eater or not, it will serve all of us well to get the sugar out of our systems.

If you can wean yourself off of the sugar, you have taken a HUGE step towards getting fit and thin.

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8 Responses to “Shed the Sugar”

  1. Chicken Girl Says:

    I wasn’t able to lose any weight, at all, until I cut most of the sugar out of my diet. In my experience, sugary foods have a negative satiety value. You can eat and eat and eat and you will only get more hungry.

  2. loseweightwithme Says:

    Hey, Chicken Girl — I read today that the average American consumes over 100 pounds of sugar a year…100 pounds! I agree with you as far as the satiety value.

    Thanks for commenting,

    Brian

  3. Kery Says:

    Same for me! I’ve had an occurrence recently where I suspect there wassome added sugar in a salty type of food, because it caused me to feel hungry even for hours after eating. It was very weird, and very unpleasant. I still have a dessert now and then, or a slice of cake at a birthday party, but cutting sugar/processed stuff out the rest of the time has done wonders.

  4. Deb Says:

    I’m the same as Chicken Girl – sugar and too many grains make me want to eat all of the time. The addictive quality of sugar is amazing! Thanks so much for the post and the article link!

  5. loseweightwithme Says:

    CHICKEN GIRL — I agree with you completely about the satiety value!

    DEB — I found it very interesting…hope you did , too.

    Thanks for commenting, guys.

    Brian

  6. Sandy Says:

    I am an admitted sugar addict. I have to make sure NOT to buy certain things at any time or I will just eat and eat. To me it isn’t the satiety, it is the fact that it is like a drug and I have to have more more more…like a herion addict. My “danger” foods are rice crispy treats and Little Debbie Oatmeal Creame Pies. Most other things I can control most of the time, but these I just keep eating.

    If you read “YOU: The Owner’s Manual” or “YOU: On a Diet” by Drs Roizen and Oz, they explain how food interact with your body chemistry and why they are addicting…as well as some ways to help get off those addicting foods…(I have just started the second book).

  7. totaltransformation Says:

    But don’t cut out healthy sugars (like those found in fruit), or necessary evils, (like the sugar found in healthy dark chocolate).

  8. loseweightwithme Says:

    SANDY — Thanks for the info about the two books. I think I’m going to pick them up and read them.

    TT — Good points, as always, John!

    Thanks for coming by, guys.

    Brian

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