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(MSN)   This guy lost 150 lbs. in 9 months after breaking up his relationship with sugar   (msn.com) divider line
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2019-03-11 09:45:00 AM  
The article linked in TFA, about a Swedish mother who cut sugar out of the family's meals, was more interesting.
 
2019-03-11 10:51:17 AM  
Sugar is a stripper at the local club who was abusing him emotionally making him drink 24 beers every day to cope.
 
2019-03-11 11:59:52 AM  
That and 'he joined a gym'
Just cutting out sugar isn't going to do shiat.
Reducing calories and burning more than you take in is what does it. Doesn't matter how much sugar you eat if you can burn it off.
 
2019-03-11 01:05:03 PM  
Hard to say what impact "cutting out sugar" had on his weight loss without having the specifics of this person's sugar intake. Like was he ingesting 5 Big Macs a day? 2 liters of Mountain Dew a day? A dozen donuts?

I mean, I know lots of processed sugar is bad, but can't imagine having a bit of sugar once in a while would kill your diet as long as you take care of yourself in other ways.

/useless article is useless
 
2019-03-11 01:21:11 PM  
mrsleep

That and 'he joined a gym'
Just cutting out sugar isn't going to do shiat.
Reducing calories and burning more than you take in is what does it. Doesn't matter how much sugar you eat if you can burn it off.

Sugar: The Bitter Truth
Youtube dBnniua6-oM


As this doctor points out, you are completely wrong. A calorie is most certainly not a calorie when you understand how the hormones insulin and leptin work. I am proof of this, I was off the scale in doing endurance activities: 8 hour ski tours, long bike rides, forestry work like planting trees and brushing, glading ski runs, etc.. and getting fat (gaining visceral fat). I was eating what I consider reasonably healthy food, but still eating sugar and starches. I stopped eating sugar as an experiment (some farker posted the above video) thanks whoever you are! I lost 30 pounds and now weigh 155 lbs and have for 2 1/2 years, never felt more energy. As well a nerve entrapment issue and nagging back injury are fully healed. Leaned out to about 10% body fat which was an unintended consequence but a good one for sure.

Don't take mine or his word for it, remove sugar and poor quality carbohydrates from your diet and see what happens not just physically but mentally as well.
 
2019-03-11 01:38:45 PM  
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Hope it was worth it.
 
2019-03-11 03:51:33 PM  
So, they found someone who had been an athlete and decided to be an athlete again? OMG, quelle surprise.
 
2019-03-11 09:17:26 PM  

New Age Redneck: mrsleep

That and 'he joined a gym'
Just cutting out sugar isn't going to do shiat.
Reducing calories and burning more than you take in is what does it. Doesn't matter how much sugar you eat if you can burn it off.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/dBnniua6​-oM]

As this doctor points out, you are completely wrong. A calorie is most certainly not a calorie when you understand how the hormones insulin and leptin work. I am proof of this, I was off the scale in doing endurance activities: 8 hour ski tours, long bike rides, forestry work like planting trees and brushing, glading ski runs, etc.. and getting fat (gaining visceral fat). I was eating what I consider reasonably healthy food, but still eating sugar and starches. I stopped eating sugar as an experiment (some farker posted the above video) thanks whoever you are! I lost 30 pounds and now weigh 155 lbs and have for 2 1/2 years, never felt more energy. As well a nerve entrapment issue and nagging back injury are fully healed. Leaned out to about 10% body fat which was an unintended consequence but a good one for sure.

Don't take mine or his word for it, remove sugar and poor quality carbohydrates from your diet and see what happens not just physically but mentally as well.


I really want to try doing that but I really don't know what kind of foods I should be eating.  I feel kinda dumb for saying that.  I feel I could be strong enough to cut sugar out but I'm afraid I'd get discouraged and just quit.  I have a tendency to sabotage myself.

/sugar addict
 
2019-03-11 10:40:24 PM  
Madstand

Try to eat whole, unprocessed foods. If you start reading labels sugar is added to every thing in a box or package, kick those to the curb. Eat a handful of cashews instead of a donut. Drink your coffee black. Crave sweet, have some berries (sugar with fiber is good). No soda, drink water or tea or black coffee. Eat fish or chicken. No white bread or white rice. Eat more good fats, olive oil, nuts, etc. Myself, I eat proportionally more fat, moderate protein and fairly low carbohydrates. This works really well for me. I also have been experimenting with intermittent fasting for the last 9 months as well with results far beyond my expectations. This has worked well for me but might not be right for you. I had some serious metabolic issues to sort out due to genetics you might not have these problems.
As far as the addiction goes check out how insulin and leptin work. Leptin is a crucial hormone in controlling appetite and satiety and sugar seriously messes with it. Once you get this working I will be willing to bet you will maintain a consistent weight, proper health parameters (ie. blood sugar, LDL, etc..) and no longer be an "addict". Good luck.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/​l​eptin-101#how-it-works

This is maybe not as technical as the video above but gives basically the same information.
 
2019-03-12 12:30:18 AM  

Madstand: New Age Redneck: mrsleep

That and 'he joined a gym'
Just cutting out sugar isn't going to do shiat.
Reducing calories and burning more than you take in is what does it. Doesn't matter how much sugar you eat if you can burn it off.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/dBnniua6​-oM]

As this doctor points out, you are completely wrong. A calorie is most certainly not a calorie when you understand how the hormones insulin and leptin work. I am proof of this, I was off the scale in doing endurance activities: 8 hour ski tours, long bike rides, forestry work like planting trees and brushing, glading ski runs, etc.. and getting fat (gaining visceral fat). I was eating what I consider reasonably healthy food, but still eating sugar and starches. I stopped eating sugar as an experiment (some farker posted the above video) thanks whoever you are! I lost 30 pounds and now weigh 155 lbs and have for 2 1/2 years, never felt more energy. As well a nerve entrapment issue and nagging back injury are fully healed. Leaned out to about 10% body fat which was an unintended consequence but a good one for sure.

Don't take mine or his word for it, remove sugar and poor quality carbohydrates from your diet and see what happens not just physically but mentally as well.

I really want to try doing that but I really don't know what kind of foods I should be eating.  I feel kinda dumb for saying that.  I feel I could be strong enough to cut sugar out but I'm afraid I'd get discouraged and just quit.  I have a tendency to sabotage myself.

/sugar addict



tldr version: replace sugary/carbo/grainy foods with bacon.  bacon > any sweets, and let you stick plan.  can also do ribs, ribeye steak, whatever fancies ya .  idea is replace crapstastic carbs with awesome-o fats and drool your way to health.
 
2019-03-12 12:57:16 AM  
i cut out processed foods and most sugar a few months because i had read a few articles about it can make inflammation worse if you have arthritis which i do.  anyhow i've most about 8 pounds and i'm less bloated.  i'd like to try for 5 more but i'm in the normal weight range and i'm not looking to be a size 4 at 5'5 and old.  i thought i'd miss chocolate and my usual kryponite foods but it' hasn't been that difficult surprisingly.
 
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