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21-days no-carb no-sugar challenge

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21-days no-carb no-sugar challenge

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Re: 21-days no-carb no-sugar challenge

Postby Ben » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:53 pm

Fruit is full of simple sugars.
So if you are eating fruit, your diet is far from being simple carb, sugar-free.
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Postby kizma » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:56 pm

Good point, Ben. :)

Simple carbs with the exception of fruit.
But somehow I think you knew what I meant.

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Postby Ben » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:07 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: 21-days no-carb no-sugar challenge

Postby Coyote » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:21 pm

Kizma,

Good luck! I think the body gets used to certain amounts of sugar, so it is good to cut back. I have even heard of children who, since they have not become used to very sweet foods, find fruits like sloe berries edible and not too astringent.
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Postby Mojo » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:01 pm

I think the South Beach Diet offers a balanced approach to breaking sugar cravings. Unsure if you are vegetarian or not, but its no problem on South Beach.

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Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:40 am

Greetings kizma,

To help me put this in content, what kind of exercise do you typically do?

I ask mainly because I find that what I eat (or more specifically, the number of meals a day) is primarily driven by how much or how little exercise I do, and the thought of no-carbs when I am physically active is pretty uninviting.

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Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:45 am

Would love to see some photos of those aforementioned meals!

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Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:09 pm

:thumbsup:
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Re: 21-days no-carb no-sugar challenge

Postby Mojo » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:08 pm

Looks pretty starchy. Its filling you up until the next time you had planned to eat?

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Re: 21-days no-carb no-sugar challenge

Postby manas » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:25 am

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: 21-days no-carb no-sugar challenge

Postby manas » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:40 am

Hi kizma,

well done on your attempt to cut down on overly sweet / starchy foods. Here's a useful chart I found that might be of assistance, it documents the GI and the GL of a range of common foods (glycemic index and glycemic load):

http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/ ... _foods.htm


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Re: 21-days no-carb no-sugar challenge

Postby Ben » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:59 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: 21-days no-carb no-sugar challenge

Postby kizma » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:45 pm

Hi Ben,
I would love to hear your views on this, because I happen to share manas' opinion and I would be very grateful if you could enlighten us with a perspective that we have not thought of on the subject of sugars. :anjali:

On another note, this experiment was a success on my side. This was a great opportunity to have a good look at cravings and automatic reactions to emotional distress.


For some reason many people offered me pastries during those three weeks. The first week was kind of hard, especially te first days. But then it felt like I was being nice to myself and I felt happy to decline.


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