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    Mark does not like sugar nor advocate it -- Why does he use sugar and creamer EVERY DAY in his coffee? Not very primal? So is sugar OK but in moderation? Advise.

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    Originally posted by Chrisf12 View Post
    Mark does not like sugar nor advocate it -- Why does he use sugar and creamer EVERY DAY in his coffee? Not very primal? So is sugar OK but in moderation? Advise.
    1 teaspoon of sugar? If you go out and grab a cup of coffee, your option are black, sugar or chemical sweetener. One packet of white sugar isn't going to hurt anyone. It's when one packet becomes four, and one cup of coffee turns into three, and before you know it you're eating 12 teaspoons of processed white sugar a day.
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    • #3
      The average american consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar per day (not to mention the 71 lbs of high fructose corn syrup per year). Mark has 1 tsp per day in a cup of coffee and no high fructose corn syrup. He says it is about enjoying life. Primal eating can be flexible on some things - especially if you are active and healthy.
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      • #4
        Mark is not the messiah

        (altogether now: he's a very naughty boy!)

        The spoon of sugar is his 10% or 20% or whatever the wiggle room is.
        He's not saying YOU have to take sugar....

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        • #5
          yeah Mark's just proving he's human and definitely more evolved than a spambot, LOL!
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          • #6
            The cool thing is that YOU can choose not to eat sugar! :-) Mark does not come to your house and make you eat it. Nor does he come stop you from buying it at the grocery. He just tells you what is up with it. Up to you to decide what to put in your body.

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            • #7
              I'm often reminded, "it won't kill ya..." 1 tsp is harmless, in my mind.
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              • #8
                Mark is where he wants to be, 4g of carb fits within his daily total for maintainance.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Chrisf12 View Post
                  Mark does not like sugar nor advocate it -- Why does he use sugar and creamer EVERY DAY in his coffee? Not very primal? So is sugar OK but in moderation? Advise.
                  A little sugar, or really even a moderate amount of sugar won't hurt many people who are healthy and active. Some it will. Do what is best for you.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Silky View Post
                    Mark is where he wants to be, 4g of carb fits within his daily total for maintainance.
                    I sense a slight in this post... Mark just believes in being ketoadapted; and I don't think he's the carbophobe people have been painting him to be....
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                    • #11
                      I don't think most people dislike sugar; I think most dislike the effects of a diet high in empty sugar calories. I think sugar and other sweeteners are flavor enhancers like salt and black pepper. A little sprinkle in or on foods isn't huge deal; Downing pixie sticks is.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by j3nn View Post
                        I don't think most people dislike sugar; I think most dislike the effects of a diet high in empty sugar calories. I think sugar and other sweeteners are flavor enhancers like salt and black pepper. A little sprinkle in or on foods isn't huge deal; Downing pixie sticks is.
                        I don't know what my siblings, and I saw in those, but downed them as kids.... Those, and pop rocks..
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                        • #13
                          1 tsp, 6g of empty calories is harmless. It's certainly better than AS.
                          Consider a bottle of coke has over 60g of sugar.

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                          • #14
                            1 tsp of sugar is a very tiny amount. I'd be more concerned about the daily cup of coffee. Neither is going to harm you really, but I would advise people to replace the coffee with a cup of non-caffeine herbal tea.

                            When I was a coffee drinker I hated teas, but that was because the strong coffee flavor was demanding more of itself and crowding out the tea flavor. Once I purged my system of caffeine and coffee flavor, I started to appreciate the flavor of herbal teas. In the same way that once I broke my sugar habit, I began to experience the natural sweetness of fruits, which I hadn't liked before.

                            Besides the fact that herbal teas are non addictive, their big advantage over coffee is that coffee is a mono nutrient. Replacing it with herbal tea is a huge opportunity to ingest an almost endless variety of plants.

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                            • #15
                              I've gravitated towards tea (loose leaf), recently. But, I won't turn down a good-tasting cup of local coffee.
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