Goodbye, sweetie pie
August 13, 2012 1:10 PM Subscribe
Has anyone successfully given up refined sugar (long term)? What were the benefits you noticed?
posted by Rocket26 to Health & Fitness (35 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
I've been off refined sugar now for about a week. I'm finding it uncomfortable but not awful. I am also noticing some nice perks- I feel less bloated, my skin feels clearer/less dry, and I feel a little less stiff overall. I'm getting a lot of cravings but dealing with it by eating fruit or cheese or something else yummy. I've added more fruits and veggies in naturally as I look for other things to eat, so that's good too!
I'm not really interested in going completely low-carb - though I do understand the importance of adding good fats and proteins into the diet, while minimizing simple carbs for overall health and to make the transition to not eating sugar easier.
Has anyone successfully given up refined sugar (long term)? What were the benefits you noticed? I am overall in good health; in fact, except for the sugar addiction I eat pretty well. But I do have days I'll eat a pint of ice cream, or 6 homeade cookies, and I'm 30 and I can tell that won't work very much longer. Also, I use sugar a lot to life my moods, and I'd just rather not do that as much.
So I'm sad to see sweets go, but also wondering if it's worth it to just lay off them completely for 3-6 months, at least until the cravings go away, and then maybe just have them like once a week.
Anyone else really cut sugar out? What happened? Did your health improve? What specifically?