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    I haven't read the book but went sugar free (and almost carb-free) for months last year, I am pregnant now so have fallen off the wagon a bit but plan on going back to sugar free (allowing more carbs while b/feeding) after I've had the babies.
    From memory the first few days was hard, but after a week or so I didn't really miss it much at all. Especially since I didn't cut out fat, although I didn't go overboard on it.

    I still had fruit, although not dried fruit, had lots of nuts, vegies and eggs, some meat, some plain yogurt and milk etc (not too much as lactose is a sugar).

    If I was going to something and wanted to take a cake, I made one of Stephanie Alexander's orange cakes with almond meal and eggs and substituted the sugar for xylitol, which is a natural sweetner. It still has calories but less impact on blood sugar levels. Not something I'd use everyday (and have avoided it while pregnant just incase) but great for occasional use. I also found a good recipe for some yummy biscuits made with almond meal and honey and cranberries- again honey is still a sugar so its 'occasional' food, but good if you need that sweet treat.

    I felt so so good not eating sugar and lost a few kilos and it really wasn't that hard. I keep meaning to read the book but haven't got around to it yet.

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    What are the benefits of going sugar free??? Is it to loose weight???

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    Someone close to me read this book ages ago but it wasn't until they recently read his 'Quit Plan' book that she decided to put it into action. Sounds like the second book is really practical if you need more ideas.

    The last few years I've started getting headaches if I eat/drink anything too sugary. Interestingly I get the same headache from a protein supplement I recently started eating that contains Xylitol too though, so would be interested if he looks at that sweetner much too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    Someone close to me read this book ages ago but it wasn't until they recently read his 'Quit Plan' book that she decided to put it into action. Sounds like the second book is really practical if you need more ideas.

    The last few years I've started getting headaches if I eat/drink anything too sugary. Interestingly I get the same headache from a protein supplement I recently started eating that contains Xylitol too though, so would be interested if he looks at that sweetner much too.
    That's funny you say that I do as well.

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    We're a sugar free family. Have been for nearly a year now. The new food matters DVD called 'hungry for change' talks SO MUCH on sugar!! It's free to watch online. I'm happy to PM ppl the link!

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    Xylitol is derived from corn. It can cause problems because of the liver function in digesting the corn...


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    I haven't read the book or even seen the guy on today tonight (or which ever show he was on)...
    does the book tell you what has sugar in it and what doesnt?
    can you eat fruit?
    what do you eat???

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    shinebrite link me!! I'm in the process of going sugar free but am struggling a bit...I need that last push and would rather just watch something at this point.

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    Shinebrite can u send me the link? Please

    I think he says xylitol not 'prohibited' but not 'recommended' either. I only use it sparingly if I have to because I think if you have lots of sugar substitute (even if natural), your taste buds still have that desire for sweetness.

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    i'd love the link too!!!


 

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