Is sugar a sweet old friend that is secretly plotting your demise?

Hello Everyone,

I probably won’t make a lot of friends over this post. Whether you know it or not, Sugar can be one of the most toxic things for our bodies. There are numerous studies and articles out there that suggest it’s one of the main reasons we, as a society, have so many health issues, including obesity. All my life I was lucky to not have to worry about putting on extra weight and I didn’t have much of a sweet tooth but now that I am in hardcore cancer prevention mode (I’m not sure why everyone else wouldn’t be also for their own Health), but I still really make sure I keep a close on the amount of sugar that enters my body.

I can hear some people saying “but some sugars are better than others”. It’s obviously very important to avoid the refined, white sugar ($hit) but I think it’s also important to limit others as much as possible.

Of course it’s not easy to kick the habit (it’s one of the hardest addictions to beat)… but here’s a site with a list of things you can do to kick the habit –Β http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/12-tips-for-kicking-the-refined-sugar-habit

Does anyone else have any suggestions on how to avoid eating sugar in our diets? Please leave a comment below to help others if possible and if you are eating sugar, please give yourself and your diet a good hard look. It’s serious stuff!

Lots of love,

Adrian

11 thoughts on “Is sugar a sweet old friend that is secretly plotting your demise?

  1. Ade,
    I look forward to learning more about this. I have a serious sweet tooth and need to kick the habit.
    Thanks for the push in the right direction.
    Tyler

    1. You’re welcome Tyler. Let me know if you have any questions. Obviously, for me, it’s important to cut it out so that makes it a little easier to do so.

      Best of luck, you can do it! πŸ™‚

  2. For the most part, I have managed to cut out sugar from my diet. Being raised in a “meat and potatoes” Canadian family, a slice of cake or a cookie after dinner was a staple. I still crave it. Now I split a Korean pear with my wife at night and that seems to do the trick in terms of dessert. Sometimes a little low-fat yogurt can fool the body into thinking it just had ice cream. πŸ™‚

    That said, I haven’t cut sugar out completely. I think the body can handle some if you’re eating a good diet and mixing in an appropriate level of exercise. Take a look at Tim Ferriss’ the 4 Hour Body. You can still hack your body and have a little indulgence.

    There are a ton of great resources on healthy living. Thanks for starting one of them!

    1. Hey Keith,

      I’m sure a bit of sugar isn’t the end of the World for most people. As long as it doesn’t turn into a nightly thing. Like any addiction this can happen. 5 or 6 months ago before I was on this new diet I ate a bit of sugar for a few nights in a row and I could honestly feel my body craving it night after night. It’s a tough habit to break once it starts!

      Take care,
      Adrian

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