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Offline Quest4EverLife

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Don’t blame Sugar for everything
« on: Thu Feb 06, 2014 - 00:28:00 »
There has been a lot of talk in the past few years about the consumption of white sugar in food products. . The deal with sugar actually and politically has become an issue they are bringing up. . As even for now Obama is trying to make some of these food companies to lessen the sugar or take it out altogether. . This is one is Michelle Obama's promotion to try to make a leaner America..

 But I would like to share this. There is too much over hype and over emphasis on sugar consumption regarding weight loss.. Do not make sugar the number one culprit as for trying to lose or sustain your weight levels. . Because sugar will only amount to some extra unneeded calories. . Yet it is not the catalyst to make a person to be the next King Kong Bundy, former WWF, five hundred pound wrestler. .

This is mostly Political correctness trying to use the Health system to control the masses of the people on what choices we have to eat. . The Global governments are deciding what is best for us. . so they need to find a culprit that they believe is causing these people to be over weight. Sugar is the easy answer for them because it is in snacks which is the easiest and most available products on the store shelves. . to control or try to deter other health causes actually then would be a person choice to choose.. But please note the Government does not want us to have much of a choice.

 Now Newspapers, online articles, and speeches from Politicians telling its citizens to drop back on its sugar consumption. . . honestly sugar is not much as the problem as one assumes it to be. . Sugar may not have much or any diet value. In all it is not harmful to the body or the bones. Only to the enamel of the teeth sugar can try to decay over the years. . but if one has regular hygienic brushing, flossing, and rinsing, sugar then won't be much of a problem. .

 So if sugar is not the biggest problem where is the blame? The blame is on the individual person that makes eating choices each day. Please let me use this example. One large Big Mac. One large French fries. One order of a ten pieceMcnugget. One large Milkshake. One large cherry pie. One large strawberry Sundae . with ‘One Diet Coke’.

What seems to be the problem here? You think a person is going to be healthy to order a diet coke when they are eating all this high fat high calorie foods? The Diet Coke has nothing to do with weight loss or weight gain. . The hamburger, French fries, and the Mcnuggets are the weight issue culprits. . A cherry pie and a sundae would not have been that much. . Put the blame where it belongs..

Here is another example. ¾ lb. of pasta. A large slice of garlic bread, tossed salad, 2 Thighs of chicken. After wards one sugar free applesauce. One sugar free chocolate pudding. For dinner a glass of crystal light. . Where's the problem here? Did the sugar free applesauce, pudding, and crystal light help one to lose any weight? Not at all. The large amount of pasta along with a large garlic bread and 2 pieces of chicken is the real problem of weight gain. .

 I can lose weight drinking soda at every meal and having a candy bar every day. I have done this. . Yet it is the high consumption of food plus fat levels, carbohydrates, and calories.. So carbs, fat and calories ought to be the greatest concern in weight loss.

Forget the sugar plan. . If you can control fat, carbs and calories there is no problem with having sugar in your drinks or in your snacks. . Yo can enjoy most desserts as long as one does not get too far out of hand. . All food breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to eat in moderate amounts. .

The Bible teaches us to do things in moderation. . Can you believe just by this one verse to do things in moderation is the answer to have a healthy diet? . Don’t blame sugar much anymore except for diabetic eaters Concentrate on CFC; Carbs, Fat and Calories. . lower each of them. It's all trial and error. Weigh yourself in once a week. Keep trying to improve every week. But remember weight comes off randomly. Every week may not be a loss or a gain. Some weeks may be a gain of a pound. . Keep working and shifting your weight to go into the loss mode. . . Train your body, it knows its limits.

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Don’t blame Sugar for everything
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Re: Don’t blame Sugar for everything
« Reply #1 on: Thu Feb 06, 2014 - 03:03:04 »
Proecessed white sugar is something that is very bad for the body. It has no nutritional value at all, and the effects it has on us is very bad.
Along with saturated fats it is our enemy if we want to loose weight and be healthy.
Dh and I have cut out nearly all processed sugar from our diet(you have to read labels carefully because it is in so many things) .
If we do eat any sugar, it is fruit sugar, but even that only sparingly.

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Re: Don’t blame Sugar for everything
« Reply #2 on: Thu Feb 06, 2014 - 09:21:10 »
Along with saturated fats it is our enemy if we want to loose weight and be healthy.


Nope. Saturated fats are found in foods that are good for us in moderation - butter, meat, eggs. It is the artificially created substitutes like margarine that are our enemy.

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« Reply #3 on: Thu Feb 06, 2014 - 09:53:29 »
Along with saturated fats it is our enemy if we want to loose weight and be healthy.


Nope. Saturated fats are found in foods that are good for us in moderation - butter, meat, eggs. It is the artificially created substitutes like margarine that are our enemy.

The amount of saturated fats we should eat is very small, far smaller than most people eat. This sort of fat should not come from such things as biscuits, cakes, chocolate, puddings or pastry.  White flour is also very bad for us, so we need to only have wholemeal bread and wholemeal pasta and rice, never white processed flour.

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Re: Don’t blame Sugar for everything
« Reply #4 on: Sat Feb 08, 2014 - 15:52:31 »
Hi Chosen. I agree with your posting in concern of changing over to healthy life style. . The reason I posted this is because some believe that ‘only’ dropping sugar by itself is the solution to lose weight and be healthy. . But this is like saying we can wear a seat belt and still drive fast, tail gate and change lanes without signals. . . That is wrong thinking. .
 
Sugar is not toxic as bringing one to the hospital unless one has diabetes. Sugar has to be consumed in a proper proportion and not to indulge. I was once at a high 334 pounds . . I am now losing weight gradually. . This month I will start stretching and walking around. Next month I will start my resistant training. .
 
How did I get to such a high weight? Well years ago I ended up in the hospital to say my digestive system was not working correctly. I was hardly eating anything at all. . I was less than 200 and was feeling like a skeleton. So I was afraid to starve. I was eating with no rules at all. When I got to 334 I was afraid I was going to die of a stroke, Heart attack, or something else. So I don’t have fear starving anymore. . Now I am about losing weight..
 
I seen all these warnings against sugar in the News paper artless. . I felt sad because they fall very short to the plan of properly bringing the weight down. . Switching to Diet Coke is just not enough. . I drink regular soda. One can for dinner. . any other sugar drinks is my lemonade. But mostly I drink my bottled water. .
 
I used to eat a lot of pasta 2 to 3 times a week. I used to eat a lot of bread. My portions were large and I ate a lot of processed any kind of snacks. .
 
So if I were to see such a New paper article warning about sugar that is almost a joke compared to how many problems I had myself. I had to deal with more than just sugar. . One serving Pasta once a week. One sandwich instead of 2. Replace my lunch with soup instead of solid food. Try to fit salads in between meals. . Make sure every day to have fruits and vegetables at least for one meal. If you think you have had enough to eat then just stop. Don’t force yourself. That is a mistake often caused by guilt for wasting food. .
 
As for sugar I don't eat tons of sweets like I used to do. A few pieces of candy. Sometimes a piece of cake. Sometime a few cookies. . There is my occasional bowl of ice cream. . That pretty much is it with my sweets. No canned fruit with corn syrup. Must be in its own juice. I eat oranges, Strawberries, grapes, for natural sweetener. My diet is not the best. I don’t claim that. .

One needs to go online to research food websites if they want optimum food results and Health management. So the lesson is if you are at Taco Bell with a diet Pepsi and you are going to have 3 tacos, 2 burritos, and one enarito don’t think Sugar is enough. . you would have surpassed your fat levels by at least 3 times, calories 2 times, and carb 4 times. So if people want to lose weight controlling sugar is only a small part of the solution. . That by itself will not work. More facts need to be put in place.

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« Reply #5 on: Sun Feb 23, 2014 - 19:39:35 »
I just bought the latest issue of Prevention magazine and they're pushing a new book about the hazards of sugar, and even though I know it's a problem for me, I agree with you that it isn't the only thing we need to think about when we're trying to eat well.

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Re: Don’t blame Sugar for everything
« Reply #6 on: Sun Feb 23, 2014 - 20:03:48 »
Sugar itself may not possess that many calories, but the effects are seen in it's hampering of the metabolic rate. I believe sugar is an evil, the "white death" in the food industry.


We now use Xylitol for that occasional teaspoon of sugar in our coffee, much better than any sweetener on the market and all natural.

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Re: Don’t blame Sugar for everything
« Reply #7 on: Mon Feb 24, 2014 - 01:52:01 »
Sugar doesn't really concern me. High fructose corn syrup, on the other hand, I avoid like the plague.
In addition to basically tricking your brain into thinking you're still hungry when you're not, it often contains mercury. A lot of mercury.

It's also interesting that those who push the "sugar is bad" idea promote the consumption of artificial sweeteners, diet drinks, diet desserts, etc....most of which contain aspartame, a neurotoxic which causes cancer, brain tumors, nerve damage, obesity, diabetes, seizures, headaches, alzheimer's, parkinson's, attention deficit disorder, etc. I've also read that the breakdown process of aspartame can mutate DNA.
And the FDA to this day still bases its approval of aspartame on faked tests that were funded entirely by the aspartame lobby.
Yikes. I'll take sugar, thank you.

I have to admit I haven't spent a lot of time researching sugar. I started researching aspartame, which led me to researching the FDA (Wow. Totally, completely corrupt. Nothing to do with public safety at all.) So I will have to do some research on sugar to see what Chosenone is talking about. Will probably take me days, and that's if I don't get sidetracked.  ::smile::


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Re: Don’t blame Sugar for everything
« Reply #8 on: Mon Feb 24, 2014 - 12:01:50 »
Check the link for Xylitol I posted above, really a great sugar substitute.


Most of the refined sugar we get is from corn and beets, so the difference between glucose and sugar lies within the physical properties.

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Re: Don’t blame Sugar for everything
« Reply #9 on: Mon Jun 02, 2014 - 00:33:06 »
I use Natvia, which is stevia based as a sugar substitute. Best tasting substitute I have used so far. Is Xylitol stevia based Alan?

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« Reply #10 on: Mon Jun 02, 2014 - 09:04:38 »
I use Natvia, which is stevia based as a sugar substitute. Best tasting substitute I have used so far. Is Xylitol stevia based Alan?


No it is not, click the link above, it explains how Xylitol is made.

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« Reply #11 on: Tue Jun 03, 2014 - 09:12:13 »
Thanks Alan, I missed that link initially but just checked it out. Interesting stuff! Ill look for some on our shelves where I live.

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« Reply #12 on: Tue Jun 03, 2014 - 18:03:23 »
Your welcome, I have stevia also but I haven't tried Natvia, I'll have to look for it.

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« Reply #13 on: Sun Sep 14, 2014 - 15:43:43 »
Oh no, no. DO blame sugar for everything. Invert corn syrup is pure evil but even unrefined sugar or even honey is nasty, nasty stuff. Look up Dr Robert Lustig on YouTube for a full explanation of why sugar is such a killer. There is a lot more research that needs to be done, but sugar is known to cause diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. It also makes you age faster - put down those skin lotions ladies and just quit the sugar habit.

Eating to excess is bad of course, and as Dr Lustig explains, processed foods are a health crisis in themselves, but sugar is addictive and it makes you hungry. If you consume sugar it sets you up to have an insatiable hunger so not only does the sugar make you fat, it makes you crave food in general. I quit sugar about 3 months ago and to my surprise I have not relapsed, my body has adjusted to low-sugar foods being the norm and now I find some apples are too sweet for me. My calorie consumption has dropped by a whopping 50%.