Posted by Nikisha Brunson
i gave up sugar for lent and for the first two weeks i thought i was coming down with the flu or a virus. it was awful. i’m not surprised that it’s toxic. now that i’ve been off of it for more than a month i can’t go back to it without side effects – clogges sinuses, itchy eyes, over production of phelm and mucus. i switched to blue agave nectar and it works even better because you use less. great report!
Ah man! I was just about to make a cake for myself!
ITA with what they are saying! I am truly addicted to simple sugars and carbs and I have always known it, and known it was not right! Whenever I have a savory meal I have to have a more carbs than protein, and after I must have a large serving of dessert (at the moment I am obsessed with cake and custard). Most of the time I go for seconds!
Lord knows how I have managed to not become overweight/obese after all this time. I’ve been between 9st- 10st in weight and I am 5”1 in height, so I’m on the edge. I’m gonna cut down on simple sugars see what happens. Diabetes and high blood pressure ain’t no joke in my family!
This definitely hits home for me. I have been battling a sugar addiction for who knows how long! It sounds weird to be “battling” something that comes looking all innocent as a cupcake, bowl of cereal, or ice cream cone, but honestly it is that serious!!
The sugar laden products we consume are sooo refined and concentrated, we are getting a ton more sugar than what we would take in if we only ate organic sweets as treats..
I sincerely wish there was some kind of affordable sugar-rehab I could go in to where I could just detox for a couple weeks because by body is so used to the white stuff I think I go through a semi-withdrawl when I try to cut it out.
…and by “organic sweets” I meant “organic fruits”… even my subcouscious is corupted!
…because by body is so used to the white stuff I think I go through a semi-withdrawl when I try to cut it out.”
Same here! I am absolutely terrible when it comes sugars! It been so bad for so long! I have to get up at least once in the middle of the night to get my sugar kick. Usually, it is piece of fruit WITH at least one of the following:
cereal bar(s), biscuit(s), a slice of cake (a big piece), or sugary drink if I am desperate!
If I don’t get that sugary kick I will not fall asleep… If you find that rehab, please let me know! I have just given up sugar for the evening within the last 2 hours (I’ve had waaayyyy to much sugar today) and I got the shakes already! LOL!
WHAT ABOUT FRUIT?! (sorry for the caps lol) I think that it’s universally known that sugar is bad but which sugars are bad? Of course high fructose corn syrup and things like that are directly related to thee top three causes of death in the US (heart disease, stroke, cancer) but does that mean fruits are bad too? If sugar = sugar :9 FDA recommends 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Apples, bananas, grapes, tomatoes, potatoes what’s the deal? I’m sad. lol
Check out the ‘Sugar: The Bitter Truth (lecture by Robert H. Lustig) on Youtube. Naturally occurring sugars are good- especially glucose (we definitely need that to survive). But high levels of fructose (fruit only contains low levels of fructose, so their is no need to worry about that) in everything packaged and provided to us for our consumption at present is appalling!
Check it out, it really entertaining, well, it was for me anyway. I love anything to do with medicine and the body!!!
But unprocessed foods naturally have sugar in them
Can’t wait to watch this. Thanks for posting.
Your welcome @SabahA:disqus :).
I remember when I gave up candy, cake, soda, all that kind of sugar, for a whole year. I was energized and my skin was glowing. But now I allow myself a treat every now and then, but I haven’t drank soda or store bought juices in 2 years.
I feel so much more energized now that my sugar intake is way lower than what it was a couple of years ago.I try to tell my fam about it, but I don’t want to sound like I am preaching, but they always come around in due time.
Yaassssss! I just watched the video. I hope people realllly are listening and not think he is some nut!
Funny thing is, these guys who are leaders in the industry are only 20 years late! Thanks for the chemical breakdown, however a lot of us have known this for a very long time. This is almost a joke it’s so late.
It is sad that it’s finally making national television…smh!
i notice they keep referencing my baby daddy Dr. Pepper! grrrrrrrr!
Adding this to the collection for when I’m reaching for the chocolate…
video is gone…what’s the name of the video?