Cutting out sugar?

May 31st '14 19:31 PM
beachgirl
There has been a lot on the news recently about reducing sugar in your diet. I eat masses of sugar (well over the recommended amount!) and I'm trying to reduce this. I've already stopped taking sugar in tea, I used to take 3 sugars!

Has anyone else looking at reducing sugar or giving it up?
May 31st '14 20:00 PM
Bevziibubble
I am trying to cut down on sugar although I don't have much anyway. I don't have sugar in hot drinks and I try to cut down on sweets etc.
Jun 1st '14 21:57 PM
Wobbles
I cut out sugar for 12 days along side coffee, although I have coffee again I don't have a much and I have 1 sugar, I'd love to tolerate no sugar.
Jun 7th '14 17:19 PM
Caffeinated
Sugar is a serious trigger food for me, so I try to be very careful about how much I consume. I seem to be able to handle it in very small amounts. I always look at the sugar grams count on the nutritional labels of food that I purchase and if there's more than 5-7 grams of sugar per serving, I tend not to buy that particular product.
Jun 8th '14 10:57 AM
GingerJV
I do not use sugar with hot drinks for few years! Coffee, tea, hot herbal drinks, ice-tea (home made) - everything doen't contain sugar. But cutting off the sweets is a terrible problem for me((( surely sugar is one of our worst enemies. I know that ketchup has looots of sugar so i use it very rarely now and only a bit (love ketchup;-))
Jun 10th '14 00:03 AM
LizzyIzzy
I had to do this when I was pregnant and it was not easy. I started by drinking beverages that were naturally sweet. I also drank a lot of herbal teas. With time, my taste buds were not missing the sugar.
Jun 10th '14 03:13 AM
Befit
i don't eat much of the "white " sugar but try to use raw sugar when i bake etc and for coffee or tea i am a splenda girl
Jun 10th '14 13:09 PM
Justine
Good for you!! When I cut out the sugar and cream from my daily coffee, I lost 8 pounds immediately (within the first weeks)!! It was crazy how much sugar I was taking in without even thinking about it. I eat much less sugar now, but it took me a while to make it a habit.
Jun 11th '14 19:39 PM
PrincessPikachu
I've cut right back on sugar and try and not eat things with it in. I used to have sugar in my coffees and drink coffee pretty much constantly!
Jun 14th '14 03:42 AM
LizzyIzzy
Quote by Justine:
Good for you!! When I cut out the sugar and cream from my daily coffee, I lost 8 pounds immediately (within the first weeks)!! It was crazy how much sugar I was taking in without even thinking about it. I eat much less sugar now, but it took me a while to make it a habit.
That is amazing! Are you sure it was only the sugar that was responsible for the weight loss? I felt healthier but I did not experience this type of weight loss.