I stopped eating sugar because of cavities and I didn’t want a ‘fatty liver’. I avoid high fructose corn syrup like the plague. Did you know that regular white refined sugar is half sucrose and half fructose? I avoid them both and use xylitol as my coffee sweetener.
I sure hope they don’t discover something wrong with it like it causes cancer or anything like that. But, I’ll tell you, it tastes just like sugar unlike stevia, monk fruit and erythritol. I tried them all and xylitol is my favorite.
‘Sugar and chocolate in my opinion is a true addiction. The only way to fight it that I know is through eating 80-90% plant based whole food…’
I like drinking a cup of organic coffee every day. I share this with my wife, as she takes sips of it throughout the day.
‘Short bouts of physical activity may reduce the craving for sugary snacks in overweight people ’.
What I found is that if I don’t eat enough calories during the day, I would crave refined carbs like chips and sugar. So, what I do is make sure I eat enough potatoes, rice and beans. This is long lasting energy that keeps my craving for sugar near zero.
‘My sweets are blueberries and strawberries. Try to eat organic if you can get them. Otherwise, make sure you soak the regular ones in a solution of vinegar and baking soda for at least 15 minutes to help reduce the pesticide level…’
My wife is starting to realize that what I say is true. She is eating more potatoes and rice, but she doesn’t like beans. That’s OK with me, as it seems she is making progress lately whittling down her ‘sweet tooth’ addiction.
*Currently, I don’t feel there’s been enough research on xylitol. I am not sure, but I think it makes me ache all over. So, use caution and listen to your body.
Source- 1 Ledochowski, Larissa, et al. “Acute Effects of Brisk Walking on Sugary Snack Cravings in Overweight People, Affect and Responses to a Manipulated Stress Situation and to a Sugary Snack Cue: a Crossover Study.” PloS One, Public Library of Science, 11 Mar. 2015, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4356559/.
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.