You don’t need a special diet to go sugar-free. Just follow these 4 simple guidelines:
1. Make a decision to live without any caloric sweeteners for one full week. Try it and see the difference it makes in terms of energy, moods, feelings of well-being, and less cravings for food when you’re not hungry.
2. Check the ingredients list of any food or drink that comes in a container and do not buy anything that has a caloric sweetener in it. This includes sugar (every kind including raw and organic), high fructose corn syrup, any other kind of syrup, agave, corn starch, honey, molasses.
3. Go through your pantry and refrigerator and toss any tempting foods and drinks. If worse comes to worst and you hate being sugar free, you can always buy them again.
4. Go to YouTube and watch one video a day about the toxic dangers of sugar and other caloric sweeteners. There are at least a dozen good ones. Let them inspire you.
It’s okay to…
Eat foods with naturally-occurring sugar like fruit. What you’re concerned about are the sugars and other caloric sweeteners that have been added to foods.
Eat artificial sweeteners and sugar alcohols, but no more than two tablespoons a day.
Drink one serving of alcohol or wine a day. Just make sure the drink isn’t made with a sugar mix.
Does corn on the cob have the same nutritional values as popcorn? From a sugar perspective, is one a better or less objectionable choice than the other? Let’s sort this out by looking at some basic comparisons. CORN ON THE COB Quantity: 1 medium ear Cooking Method: boiled Classification: vegetable Type food: carbohydrate Calories: 85-98… Read more
Agave syrup, which is also known as agave nectar, is supposed to be a nutritious, healthy and superior alternative to sugar. Last Christmas, for example, my thoughtful step-daughter, Kathleen, gave me a beautiful container of viscous, amber-colored agave nectar. She knows I don’t eat sugar, and she wanted to do something helpful and appropriate… Read more
Inflammation is essential for the healing and repair of bodily injuries and diseases. Unfortunately, like everything else in human life, too much inflammation over a too long period of time is, well, too much. Low-grade chronic inflammation predisposes you to every major disease you don’t want including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. … Read more
The greater the trauma, the higher the risk of food addiction. Severe physical or sexual abuse, for example, increases the risk of food addiction by 90%.
Processed foods can all legally be called “natural.” Natural means that the food is derived from a plant or animal source. It has nothing to do with whether or not the food has been reduced or changed in some important way. Consequently, a “natural” label is not reliable. Use other indicators
“Coronary disease has heretofore been regarded as a complication of diabetes. Both coronary disease and diabetes have a common cause. White sugar and white flour.”
DAILY CONSUMPTION GUIDELINES FOR CALORIC SWEETENERS
Maximum daily guidelines varies by gender and whether or not you want to lose weight.
– For women: 25 grams of added caloric sweeteners per day
– For men: 40 grams of added caloric sweeteners per day
– For dieters: 15 grams of added caloric sweeteners per day
The Truth About Food Addiction and Other Eating Disorders
It’s useful to consider that honey is 100% a caloric sweetener. One tablespoon of honey, for example, has 64 sugar calories, with no contributing calories from any other type of food. Compare this to one tablespoon of table sugar, which has only 48 calories. (Honey is denser, which is why it has more calories than sugar.)
For example, under the current definition, a so-called natural food can be pulverized into a powder or liquid. It can be subjected to every kind of heat or thermal process (including pasteurization). It can be subjected to chemicals and enzymes. It can be subjected to pressure. It can be irradiated. It can include preservatives, pesticides and wax. And finally, a portion of the food can be used to make another man-made food that’s also called natural.
To die for zucchini pancake recipe that’s sugar-free, wheat-free, gluten-free and yummy enough to satisfy the pickiest eater.
In my work as a sugar-free expert, I routinely taste, review and recommend a wide variety of sugar-free products. The no-calorie sweetener called Splenda (generic name is sucralose) gets a no apology one-thumb up review from me. I personally use Splenda every day of my life, and I’m not sick or dead yet. Note… Read more