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    Default Are you on a low sugar diet? Help!

    I'm after experiences with low sugar eating. I have psoriasis, have done for many years but it's just becoming worse and worse. I have tried every topical treatment I know of, from harsh to organic, and nothing has helped. I think it's time to try work on the internal issues, as apparently auto immune diseases such as psoriasis stem from the gut. An acquaintance has said her psoriasis cleared up after getting rid of sugar. While I believe it will do me good to ditch sugar anyway (I'm also about 10kg overweight) I'd love to hear real life experience of those that have done it?

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    I ditched sugar about 2.5years ago, and have never looked back! You really don't need it in your life. I lost a small amount of weight, but don't have all that much to lose.
    I would recommend David Gillespie's books and also Sarah Wilson's books/ program.
    My taste buds have totally changed, and I used to be constantly hungry/ eating, but now am pretty happy with just 3 meals a day.
    I've discovered if I really want to lose weight I need to eat low carb, but somehow I find that much harder!
    Good Luck

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    Yep, me I have Hashimotos and the difference cutting out sugar and gluten has made is huge!

    There are great websites & Pinterest has lots of good recipes as well. I don't like sugary things anymore if I do have them and don't crave junk food. Home made chocolate is amazing and so many things are nicer made without sugar.

    I have found it takes a lot more time, especially reading ingredients, making things from scratch etc., but for me the benefits out weigh that.

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    Yep. Sugar free. Hubby is as well, or he thinks he is as he cut sugar out of his coffee! I haven't lost a lot of weight but don't get energy slumps and cravings anymore. Also some days I only eat 2 meals ( breakfast & dinner) & a snack as I just don't get hungry for lunch now that I'm not constantly looking for food. I'm trying out the LCHF low carb high fat eating at the moment & it's very easy. And yummy - butter on everything! Keeps you satisfied for longer. Have a look Christine Cronau fb page & books called "the fat revolution". And as mentioned before, Sarah Wilson and David Gillespie both have fb pages & books.

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    Hi Colbie
    I have psoriasis and and 10 kilos overweight too. Mine is severe but recently I have had a bit of a clear up and the only thing that has changed has been swimming in chlorinated water which I know is really weird.
    Anyway. It's a really hard illness to cope with. PM me if you ever want to chat or off load.
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    Thanks so much! Loving the responses. I have cut down sugar in the last 4 or 5 days and so far feeling good. I tend to be fuller eating more fats & proteins so don't go looking for sugary snacks anyway. Hope I can keep it up as much as possible over the silly season!

    I already had Sarah Wilson's first book but I see she has a new one too so I'll get that. And I borrowed Sweet Poison from the library- wow! Great book.

    Thanks @acerbaby I'm glad someone can relate. Psoriasis really sucks!! I'm even getting a couple of small spots on my face which is freaking me out. I was recommended a book called Healing Psoriasis by John Pagano. Have you read it? My copy hasn't arrived yet but I look forward to reading it. Apparently it's focused on diet-related changes.

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    Eating a sugar-free diet may allow you to more easily lose weight. Sugar is quickly metabolized into blood sugar, which prompts your body to release insulin. Good job on the sugar-free journey!

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    You may want to look into a special pro biotic called "sb floractiv" it eliminates harmful gut bacteria such as candida which is the one I think contributes to psoriasis. Also cutting way down on dairy should help too.
    All the best. I hope you find some answers.

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    I've cut out sugar, too! Like @Snooze I'm doing LCHF at the moment. Two weeks in, I haven't cheated once, I don't have the desire to cheat and I feel great. I've lost 4.5kg but for me it's the mental benefits of not feeling like a slave to food anymore! I have Rosacea and I'm hoping that in time that'll go away, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curby View Post
    Yep, me I have Hashimotos and the difference cutting out sugar and gluten has made is huge!

    There are great websites & Pinterest has lots of good recipes as well. I don't like sugary things anymore if I do have them and don't crave junk food. Home made chocolate is amazing and so many things are nicer made without sugar.

    I have found it takes a lot more time, especially reading ingredients, making things from scratch etc., but for me the benefits out weigh that.
    I was going to write a reply, but @Curby wrote it for me! Lol.

    I have Hashimoto's and I agree with everything Curby said.

    My DH decided to cut out sugar when I did a few years ago and he loves all the stuff we make too.


 

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