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SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 1,828
4/20/12 9:07 A

Yep the sugar "is" probably killing you. Here are some facts that may help you refrain from your sweets.
Sugar raises blood pressure. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract. Sugar can increase cholesterol. Sugar can damage the pancreas, the heart, the kidney. Sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese people
Sugar leads to cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate, and rectum.
Sugar can contribute to diabetes.Sugar can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide. a FATTY LIVER IS NOT GOOD.
Sugar feeds cancer. ( 60 MINUTES HAD A REPORT ON SUGAR)
Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
Sugar can cause premature aging. WRINKLES AND SUCH!!!!

AND THERE ARE SO MANY MORE REASONS NOT TO EAT SUGAR, IF THIS DOES NOT SCARE YOU NOTHING WILL. I hope you give it up! Good Luck

KATIEKELEHAR SparkPoints: (1,095)
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4/20/12 6:56 A

I agree with previous posters, fruit always helps me kick most sugar cravings. Also when i do crave something, I TRY to get out for a little walk. I always have junk in the house for my son and husband (not a lot but they like little treats) but if i get away for a little bit I can normally forget about the goodies. lol. If I decide I REALLY want something, I have it. Moderation is key but deprivation will eventually cause a binge (based on my experience). Good luck on your journey!!

MCSWIGAN SparkPoints: (15,963)
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4/19/12 7:46 A

I am a penny candy junkie, but I have noticed when I am eating correctly my cravings are diminished. Summer is coming and the fresh fruit should do the trick.

BETHS60 Posts: 547
4/19/12 7:16 A

Fresh strawberries are in, so I've been eating a lot of them. Are there any sweet foods like strawberries that you like that are also outrageously good for you?

Just a thought.

ZORBS13 SparkPoints: (101,187)
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4/17/12 9:04 A

yup, during long runs I eat gummy bears and drink gatorade and when I get home the sight/thought of sugar makes me ill.

Ask your SO to hide the junk. I keep all my running candy in a drawer that I open on Saturday mornings to grab for my long run and never look at it at any other time.

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,110
4/17/12 8:29 A

Well, then maybe he will have to hide them from you!

I know many marathoners... they are not big on sweets at all! So that surprises me....

AMT1515 Posts: 8
4/16/12 11:28 P

Thanks for the advise. A nutritionist might be a good idea for me to look into. As far as not bringing sweets in the house that impossible unfortunantly. My fiance is tiny and has to eat around a 3500 calorie a day diet. He runs marathons etc. so we have to make sure he is getting plenty of calories.

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,110
4/16/12 5:59 P

"My biggest problem is sweets! I can't seem to stop putting them in my mouth! "

Since those are trigger foods for you, don't buy them, don't bring them in your house.
When you feel the urge to nibble, do something else instead... maybe even go for a walk.

SP_COACH_NANCY SparkPoints: (158,833)
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4/16/12 5:54 P

HI AMT,

Below are a couple of articles I located in our nutrition lifestyle center that may help you out.

Coach Nancy

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=1663


www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=134


RADIOTIKSPARK1 SparkPoints: (7,841)
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4/16/12 5:34 P

You sound like someone who might benefit from a trip to a nutritionist. There is very little anyone can say here: we don't know what you will and won't eat and without knowing your restrictions, we can't really offer you ideas on how to get a balanced and healthy diet. A nutritionist can sit down with you, go over all your limits, and (hopefully) come up with a plan that is both healthy and works for you.

You don't have much in your food tracker: you need to start logging what you eat at the very least. What you do have there is entirely packaged processed convenience food...all of it. You need to work on moving away from that type of consumption. This is where you need the nutritionist's help to find things that aren't unhealthy processed foods that fit within your restrictions.




AMT1515 Posts: 8
4/16/12 5:18 P

I have been on a yo yo diet for over a year. I will do really well for about a month and then it stops. My biggest problem is sweets! I can't seem to stop putting them in my mouth! Also, I am a very picky eater. Please don't lecture me on trying foods, because I am willing to try just about anything and it doesn't matter. I just don't like a lot of stuff. Please Help! I need all the advise I can get!

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