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    Is Sugar Free possible?

    Does anyone reckon sugar free is do-able in real-life (not just on Sugar free farm)????

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    Sugar will never be free

    Why would anyone ever go 'sugar-free' although it is impossible, as sugars are contained in almost every food.

    But restricting anything from your diet is stupid and not likely to be sustained. Moderation is key.

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    ritchiedrama

    Why would anyone ever go 'sugar-free' although it is impossible, as … Why would anyone ever go 'sugar-free' although it is impossible, as sugars are contained in almost every food. But restricting anything from your diet is stupid and not likely to be sustained. Moderation is key.



    ​but they are doing 'sugar free farm' on telly....just eating meat..vegetables and dairy...

    I have done it for a year and feel fantasic! lost 3 stone. high fat moderate protein and low carb.

    No sugar in meat, poultry, fish, nuts and very low in leafy veg like lettuce Kale, spinach and then you have oils and fats....am sure there's many more
    So yes it's not hard!

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    sowotsdis

    No sugar in meat, poultry, fish, nuts and very low in leafy veg like … No sugar in meat, poultry, fish, nuts and very low in leafy veg like lettuce Kale, spinach and then you have oils and fats....am sure there's many moreSo yes it's not hard!



    ​I want to try it but wouldn't know where to start!!???

    sowotsdis

    No sugar in meat, poultry, fish, nuts and very low in leafy veg like … No sugar in meat, poultry, fish, nuts and very low in leafy veg like lettuce Kale, spinach and then you have oils and fats....am sure there's many moreSo yes it's not hard!



    Many nuts contain sugar.

    I've been watching this as well, the point they are making in this programme is that the celebs are absolutely addicted to sugar, which is the difference.

    Everything in moderation, you really can more or less eat anything as long as you don't overeat and exercise (I know, easier said than done sometimes) X)

    how about cutting out the obvious like sweets, chocolate. bread. pasta, pizza & rice just to ease yourself into it and allow your body to adapt
    If you are ok then do some reading and replace a meal with high protein foods and fats?
    Tell us how you get on?

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    sowotsdis

    how about cutting out the obvious like sweets, chocolate. bread. pasta, … how about cutting out the obvious like sweets, chocolate. bread. pasta, pizza & rice just to ease yourself into it and allow your body to adaptIf you are ok then do some reading and replace a meal with high protein foods and fats?Tell us how you get on?



    ​well I don't have a sweet tooth sooo don't actually eat sweets n chocolate...bread I do eat quite a bit of but.....granary seeded (which I thought was ok!!) rice I also thought was healthy....I need to do myself some research

    Why would you want to be sugar free? As long as you dont have too much of it, you should be fine. I love my cakes and biscuits and sweets. I dont take sugar in coffee or tea, that is my abstain bit done for the day.

    I also only drink a limited amount of coke. Fat or worst than sugar to avoid.

    bevalor

    ​but they are doing 'sugar free farm' on telly....just eating m … ​but they are doing 'sugar free farm' on telly....just eating meat..vegetables and dairy...



    Dairy contains lactose, which for all intensive purposes is a sugar.

    One word Keto. It works.

    Your body needs sugar, so why would you want to cut it out? Just moderate your diet.

    The body doesn't need refined sugar. Sugar in other foods that are natural will be converted into glucose.
    Starch is turned into sugar by the enzyme amalaise or something like that. Try chewing a bit of bread for a few minutes.
    Basically to go sugar free you need to ditch anything startchy or carbs.
    Natural fruit sugars in moderation are fine. Though don't replace a chocolate bar with a punnet of grapes.

    bevalor

    ​I want to try it but wouldn't know where to start!!???



    Check out the ketogenic (keto) diet. I've been eating this way since October 2015 and have lost 65lb

    leeanne123

    Check out the ketogenic (keto) diet. I've been eating this way since … Check out the ketogenic (keto) diet. I've been eating this way since October 2015 and have lost 65lb



    Wow. That is some serious weight loss. Well done.

    mutley1

    Wow. That is some serious weight loss. Well done.



    Thank you. I've manage to reverse my high blood pressure and come off medication , never felt better! I recommend this way of eating to everyone. It takes a bit of getting used to, but once you do you'll never wanna go back!

    To be free of refined sugar as well as adding/added sugar that's possible. Good luck eat fruit it's natural sugar & fibre in the fruit doesn't give you that sugar rush or insulin response.

    I started last year by first emptying my kitchen of all the sauces and obvious sugars. That is the first step. Now I dont eat bread. Quitting sugar has given me back my life and i'm so glad I did it. Its not easy in the beginning. Sugar is the biggest killer.

    sowotsdis

    No sugar in meat, poultry, fish, nuts and very low in leafy veg like … No sugar in meat, poultry, fish, nuts and very low in leafy veg like lettuce Kale, spinach and then you have oils and fats....am sure there's many moreSo yes it's not hard!



    Just not true. Might be low sugar, but not sugar free.

    mutley1

    Why would you want to be sugar free? As long as you dont have too much … Why would you want to be sugar free? As long as you dont have too much of it, you should be fine. I love my cakes and biscuits and sweets. I dont take sugar in coffee or tea, that is my abstain bit done for the day.I also only drink a limited amount of coke. Fat or worst than sugar to avoid.



    Agreed. Everything in moderation. These Exclusion diets and fads aren't natural. Cut down yes. Moderation yes. Exercise more and be more active yes. But excluding completely no.

    davidglynlloyd

    I started last year by first emptying my kitchen of all the sauces and … I started last year by first emptying my kitchen of all the sauces and obvious sugars. That is the first step. Now I dont eat bread. Quitting sugar has given me back my life and i'm so glad I did it. Its not easy in the beginning. Sugar is the biggest killer.



    No it isn't....

    Do you work for Cadburys?

    ritchiedrama

    Why would anyone ever go 'sugar-free' although it is impossible, as … Why would anyone ever go 'sugar-free' although it is impossible, as sugars are contained in almost every food. But restricting anything from your diet is stupid and not likely to be sustained. Moderation is key.



    ​precisely.

    nhs.uk/liv…spx

    Most adults and children in the UK eat too much sugar. Cut down by eating fewer sugary foods, such as sweets, cakes and biscuits, and drinking fewer sugary drinks.

    The kind of sugar we eat too much of is known as "free sugars". Free sugars are any sugars added to food or drinks, or found naturally in honey, syrups and unsweetened fruit juices.

    Many foods and drinks that contain added sugars can be high in energy (measured in either kilojoules/kJ or calories/kcal) and often have few other nutrients. Eating these foods too often can mean you eat more calories than you need, which can lead to weight gain and obesity.

    Adults are advised not to eat more than 30g of free sugars a day, which is roughly seven sugar cubes. Children should have less than this.

    If it is anything like allergen free diet diet its a pain in the bottom but yes possible. Be prepared for more sourcing and cook times though, which can impact on the hours and wallet.


    RE nuts^ we only consume around a 1/3 of calories from nuts as the label says because the stomach and intestines cannot fully break them down in the time they pass through both.

    ​Any diet where one "burns" off more calories than are consumed will result in weight loss. However some diets are going to produce other health problems; as an extreme example starving oneself will result in depletion of vital vitamins.
    I think low sugar should be the aim. Sugar free just sounds like tv spin.
    Sugar is just so dense with calories that only a few mouthfuls is the same as an entire meal therefore over consumption is too easy. And it tastes good - it's the perfect weapon.

    I was almost 16 stone before I cut sugar (cakes, sweets, chocolate) out of my diet. Now I am 13.5 stone and feel better for it.
    It's hard work keeping the sugar intake down and having to read every label. Hard work because it is in so many products that you would think it needs to be in.
    It's also expensive too. The reduced or low sugar products usually cost more to buy, but thankfully some companies are attempting to produced similar priced food. Low fat food should be avoided: they usually contain more sugar than full fat foods.
    Experts are jumping on the sugar free bandwagon now that they have another way to make a bit more money out of books, seminars and TV shows. You don't need them. All you need is determination, will power and common sense. I don't buy into the "everything in moderation" notion. One person's moderation is another person's gluttony. Few know how to be moderate anyway and will begin to add treat allowances. Eradicate all confectionary from your diet if you want to be sugar free. You get enough sugars from natural foodstuff.

    Banned

    I thought you paid for sugar?

    smiler594

    I thought you paid for sugar?



    I suppose someone had to say it

    My diet isn't great, but I'm trim. Can run a sub 1:20 half and sub 3 hour full marathon. I don't tend to think about what I eat with the exception being lunch. I eat carbs in a morning (weetabix or porridge) always protein only at lunch (meat or eggs) and then what I want at dinner. I tend to sit at about 10 stone but this can go up or down by about 7lbs, dependent on what I'm training for.
    Edited by: "Paddy_o_furniture" 18th Jan

    smiler594

    I thought you paid for sugar?



    ​theres tax for sugar isnt it ?

    bevalor

    ​but they are doing 'sugar free farm' on telly....just eating m … ​but they are doing 'sugar free farm' on telly....just eating meat..vegetables and dairy...



    television is mind numbingly boring, and they are still eating sugar.

    Predikuesi

    I was almost 16 stone before I cut sugar (cakes, sweets, chocolate) out … I was almost 16 stone before I cut sugar (cakes, sweets, chocolate) out of my diet. Now I am 13.5 stone and feel better for it. It's hard work keeping the sugar intake down and having to read every label. Hard work because it is in so many products that you would think it needs to be in. It's also expensive too. The reduced or low sugar products usually cost more to buy, but thankfully some companies are attempting to produced similar priced food. Low fat food should be avoided: they usually contain more sugar than full fat foods. Experts are jumping on the sugar free bandwagon now that they have another way to make a bit more money out of books, seminars and TV shows. You don't need them. All you need is determination, will power and common sense. I don't buy into the "everything in moderation" notion. One person's moderation is another person's gluttony. Few know how to be moderate anyway and will begin to add treat allowances. Eradicate all confectionary from your diet if you want to be sugar free. You get enough sugars from natural foodstuff.




    Don't talk about common sense after writing all that nonsense please.

    ritchiedrama

    Don't talk about common sense after writing all that nonsense please.



    Tut tut tut

    Impossible to go sugar free using any sensible diet.

    Joey Bloggsy

    Sugar will never be free



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    leeanne123

    Thank you. I've manage to reverse my high blood pressure and come off … Thank you. I've manage to reverse my high blood pressure and come off medication , never felt better! I recommend this way of eating to everyone. It takes a bit of getting used to, but once you do you'll never wanna go back!



    Incredible achievement. I am always amazed when i hear of people achieving huge weight loss as it is very difficult to lose weight. I would be useless at dieting as my weakness is food.

    My diet plan is not to put on weight then i dont have to deal with the issue of losing it. I weigh myself everyday and if it increases by 4lb, i immediately cut down what i eat, do more exercise until i lose the 4lb.

    mutley1

    Incredible achievement. I am always amazed when i hear of people … Incredible achievement. I am always amazed when i hear of people achieving huge weight loss as it is very difficult to lose weight. I would be useless at dieting as my weakness is food.My diet plan is not to put on weight then i dont have to deal with the issue of losing it. I weigh myself everyday and if it increases by 4lb, i immediately cut down what i eat, do more exercise until i lose the 4lb.



    Honestly, I'd have never of believe i would be capable of sticking to this way of eating.. never in a million years would i have beleived i would be a size 12 (was an 18-20 before). I used to live on all the pasta and bread and cakes, but now i honestly do not miss them. If you feel like checking it out, I found out about it from Reddit. reddit.com/r/k…to/ They are a great bunch of people on there, and will answer any questions you may have
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