DISCERNING WHAT MAY BE AFFECTING YOU …in a NATURAL, PREVENTABLE, SENSE
This was first posted JULY 21, 2014 http://www.AmazingGoodEats.org
ADDICTED TO SUGAR CONTROL?
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TWO: FAGE GREEK YOGURT TREAT SUGGESTION
ONE of the HARDEST things to do in healthy EATING is eliminating sneaky SUGAR from our diet.
COMMENT I BELIEVE I READ SOMEWHERE: That sugar is only one or two atoms away from cocaine…? Send me the correct statement if I am incorrect. firstname.lastname@example.org
AND NOW that it’s well understood that we ought not have DIET SODAS….it’s even more difficult to find SOMETHING to take the place…yet at the same time to deny, to abstain, to cut back on OTHER sweet legal items…
…especially when one sees that the established NUTRITIONALLY ACCEPTED GUIDELINES state that persons SHOULD (should…) have no more than 4-6 TABLESPOONS OF SUGAR a Day..
Believe YOU me, that is perhaps THE HARDEST THING I have ever attempted to do…as, just like many of YOU, I grew up in a SUGAR seemingly centered, “CELEBRATING” (yet non drinker, drugs) HAPPY CAMPER LIFESTYLE.
AND I am trying, along with MANY of YOU, to revamp my own EATING, as well as to SELF EVALUATE what I can do to STOP from consuming SO MUCH…
HOWEVER, attempting to fully do this is in real DAILY LIFE is very hard…BECAUSE (even by ACCIDENT) we can down REAL SUGAR and FRUCTOSE, SUCROSE, many many OTHER additives in “Good Foods” which are government labeled are “nutritious” such as all kinds of granola, packaged nutrition bars….
….. and in oh, so many, healthy “low fat” “eating out” and “fast food” even JUICES, BREAD and among only a very FEW.
I am NOT going to be so unrealistic as to say, we now need to AVOID ALL FORMS OF SUGAR..it would take living on nuts and twigs potentially from the way HIDDEN SUGARS are presently interwoven in the WESTERN DIET.
One IDEA is to take BABY STEPS to avoid, to CUT BACK and to TAKE NOTE OF THE TIMES, and HOW MANY TIMES in each DAY that something tempting, tastey attempts to pass through YOUR LIPS…which contains SUGAR.
I am also working on this.
AND I will continue to deliberate upon THIS SUBJECT over the next few blogs.
Here is my OWN personal incompletely, purely private, subjective, analysis: ONCE every God given DAY I seem to want to have something CHOCOLATE (usually only DARK, due to it’s healthy qualities) AND or something “GOOD.”
This is what I nickname “HAVING A PARTY IN YOUR MOUTH” nearly every long working day preference….YET, I have over time IMPROVED (meaning GOD’S ABIDING MERCY!)…
PLUS, this “Having a PARTY IN YOUR MOUTH” USED to mean that I (felt I “deserved” to ESCAPE LIFE?)..with a BIG FIZZY DIET COLA DRINK …YET with all of the recent health statistics (“Women who have 3 or more fizzy drinks ever week have a higher change of breast cancer”)….SO RIGHT NOW, I simply purposely ENJOY (unsweetened) TEA.
AND the pleasant, healthy personal discovery of GREEN and BLACK teas…which are also widely available, without sweetening, even at ST. ARBUCKS. (somebody’s nickname for the local STARBUCKS)..
BUT when the DOUBLE FUDGE CHOCOLATE ST. ARBUCKS BROWNIE also goes MIGHTY FINE along with the (nonsweetened) tea…hence an ever PRESENT temptation.
YET, (and do this depending up the LORD to direct YOU regarding HIS LEADING as well as YOUR OWN real MIND and CONSCIENCE).
1. Avoid all sugar altogether
2. Use organic, natural sugar substitutes (Stevia, Truvia)
3. Keep a LOG of WHAT sugars you eat, the time and portion amount.
4. Eat sugar only if YOU have worked out that day
5. Avoid eating sweets, sugar after 6 PM
6. Combat sugar cravings by eating as many dark leafy green vegetables as possible. The finding is that STRESS but also NOT EATING ENOUGH VEGETABLES can trigger CRAVINGS FOR SUGAR.
7. Eat healthy but continue to ask God for His GRACE and MERCY and PRAY ABOUT FOOD ADDITIVES, POSSIBLE ADDITIONS at before every meal.
8. Claim,pray, contend for GALATIANS 5 FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT “temperance, self control”
8. Don’t ever TRY to be a PERFECTIONIST or you’ll wind up living AFRAID, BOUND and also make all around you ANNOYED.
9. Drink ENORMOUS QUANITITES of ever present FREE WATER
ASIDE: Many many years ago, Oprah Winfrey interviewed the two authors of the SUGAR BUSTER’S DIET. I bought a copy. BUT the only part I remember is something very helpful to me currently.
THEY STATED in that book: Eat all the carbs, sugars within ONE HOUR but then after that HOUR is over, do not eat ANY MORE SUGAR, CARBS, the rest of the day.
(Google search that book and see if it’ still in print)
BESIDES THE STARBUCK’S DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE, even HEALTHY FOOD such as WHOLE GRAIN NUTRITION BARS, items marked LOW FAT and SMOOTHIES contain natural, man made SUGAR.
SMOOTHIES CONTAINS SUGAR: frozen/fresh fruit: strawberries, blue berries, JUICES, APPLE JUICE from Concentrate, etc.
TO SUMMARIZE: if we can totally DO WITHOUT..then PLAN TO REGULATE, to KEEP WATCH OUT FOR and then AVOID and LIMIT sugary, emotionally pleasing ITEMS.
CHOOSE the lesser of the two evils when picking NAME BRANDS…so READ the labels..
I prefer GREEK YOGURT as it is more filling. BUT non Greek also WORKS.
ASIDE: THIS may be eaten out of the refridgerator OR FROZEN for a more tending toward ICE CREAM feel.
Search for FAGE Greek Yogurt (choose either ZERO FAT or 2%)..and NOTE how LOW in SUGAR it is (9 grams) vs NOOSA or others (35 grams)…
TO THE FAGE GREEK YOGURT (add to taste, but usually 2-3) STEVIA, TRUVIA and /or a 1-2 teaspoons of JAM…(I prefer blackberry)
AND you can also add FRESH FRUIT (Blueberry, banana, strawberries). which is vastly BETTER than using YOGURT with FRUIT already added..as that type of fruit has SUGAR ADDED.
Prepare ahead of time and let stand in fridge so that all of the additions will mix and add to the flavor…OR freeze in popicle molds, dishes…
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