I need to build the case against sugar, reasons why it is no good for me. Sugar addiction is my Achilles heel, I have to battle against it.
What should I read? Videos? For example I measured out all the sugar in a chocolate bar, it was a lot!! What else can I do to really drive the point home!
Other good resources:
Ray Peat argued in favor of sugar. See an overview here:
Can any Paleohackers explain where they disagree? Although Ray Peat is Paleo on many aspects, there seems to be a strong divide on sugar and carb consumption.
I got very positive results from adjusting my diet with Ray Peat's (fructose, calcium, food combinations, etc) so I'd be really interested to know.
Are you actually eating things sweetened with sucrose or do you mean sugar from fruit? There's a fair amount of nutrition to be gained from fruit (potassium, vitamin C, manganese, etc.) so the presence of sugars isn't all that big of a deal.
Different strokes or different folks. Once I learned that without a doubt, sugar was harmful, it was easy to stop it completely by getting mad at it. I guess that is the opposite of hyperpalatability.
Maybe that's why food reward gets under my skin so much. It's as far away as reality as I can be. I see sugar treats in the store and think, "crap, evil, poison, why does that even exist!?" Food reward my ass! I really do hate that stuff!
I read an article a few months ago (which, of course, I can't find now) that detailed how there are 8 things that make a substance addictive. The article went on to say that sugar has 5 of these things - which was more than cocaine or alcohol.
In trying to find that article, I did find this: http://drryanbentley.com/2012/are-you-addicted-to-the-most-addictive-substance/
I love sugar. I really do. My biggest weakness is non-US Coca Cola (made with sugar instead of HFCS). That used to not be such a problem since I could only get it when I traveled outside the United States. But now even my local grocery store carries Mexican Coke. And the sub shop across the street from my condo, called Larry's, carries it. I used to think it was cute to say I was "going to Larry's to get some Mexican Coke," but now I feel like I would be better off if I was actually getting Mexican coke. Man, I really gotta quit.
Here is something else you might want to read:
Agree: Mark Sisson's "Definitive Guide to Sugar" and Lustig's "Sugar: The Bitter Truth." Go Google "health benefits of sugar" and enjoy a good laugh.
For what it's worth, I try to make a point not to "hate" food, including food I emphatically choose not to consume.
Hate sugar because it messes with your system.
Hate sugar because it makes you crave even more sugar!
Hate sugar because it gives you a 'rush' and then you feel awful a short time later.
Hate sugar because it affects your moods, your performance and your general well being.
Give up sugar, cleanse your system.......... See how amazing you feel. Do it - You won't regret it!
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