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  • #16
    I'm definitely a sugar addict. Like all addictions, it is not something that will go away. I have to be careful not to trigger those urges. But it is much, much easier since going primal.
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    • #17
      @gadsie: That's actually quite a lot of sugar along with whatever else you might be eating. For me it would be a very definite sugar binge. Most of the bananas in my market are the large 8" or longer size, which is 30g or more of sugar, so for 10 a whopping 300g of sugar.
      Last edited by SugarBaby; 01-23-2013, 02:02 PM.
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      I was a sugarbaby; meaning since I was born I was given lots of sugar, and ate lots of processed foods, especially sweets until I was into my thirties. Most people in the west were/are sugarbabies.

      “How does today’s youngster educate his sense of taste? By submerging it in a sea of sugar from the time he gets up to the time he goes to bed.” W. Root and Richard DeRochemont, Eating in America (1976)

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      • #18
        @forgotmylastusername: No denying the impact of restricting or eliminating a food, which can make it seem more desirable. Of course not everyone needs to, anymore than all people need to stop drinking alcohol, but some of us find it hard to stop with the sugar/carbs and have no other recourse.
        Last edited by SugarBaby; 01-23-2013, 02:03 PM.
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        I was a sugarbaby; meaning since I was born I was given lots of sugar, and ate lots of processed foods, especially sweets until I was into my thirties. Most people in the west were/are sugarbabies.

        “How does today’s youngster educate his sense of taste? By submerging it in a sea of sugar from the time he gets up to the time he goes to bed.” W. Root and Richard DeRochemont, Eating in America (1976)

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        • #19
          @kinglee1984: Addicts know the road to bingeing is paved with "I'll just have this one" which turns into several days of over indulgence. I like to plan for indulgences that are safe, and satisfying, but don't lead me to binges.
          Last edited by SugarBaby; 01-23-2013, 02:04 PM.
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          I was a sugarbaby; meaning since I was born I was given lots of sugar, and ate lots of processed foods, especially sweets until I was into my thirties. Most people in the west were/are sugarbabies.

          “How does today’s youngster educate his sense of taste? By submerging it in a sea of sugar from the time he gets up to the time he goes to bed.” W. Root and Richard DeRochemont, Eating in America (1976)

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          • #20
            All sugar is tricky since starches and high sugar fruits are also sugar in the body, and can be the cause of a cheats. Perhaps you don't need to go strictly off all sugars, and can find a way to have a safe dessert now and then, like dark chocolate bark. I make my own with 99% Lindt which I melt, pour into a glass dish, top with chopped almonds or macadamias, and sprinkle with coarse sea salt. I make that my lunch time dessert occasionally. Can't have at night since it keeps me awake.

            To be clear some people, especially younger people, especially males, have a far higher tolerance for sugar/starch than do women and especially menopausal women. The point is, if you crave sugars/starches and are already overweight, you do have a sugar problem. Taubes et al, have made that clear.
            Last edited by SugarBaby; 01-23-2013, 02:07 PM.
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            I was a sugarbaby; meaning since I was born I was given lots of sugar, and ate lots of processed foods, especially sweets until I was into my thirties. Most people in the west were/are sugarbabies.

            “How does today’s youngster educate his sense of taste? By submerging it in a sea of sugar from the time he gets up to the time he goes to bed.” W. Root and Richard DeRochemont, Eating in America (1976)

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            • #21
              @Siobhan: Right there with you sister!
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              I was a sugarbaby; meaning since I was born I was given lots of sugar, and ate lots of processed foods, especially sweets until I was into my thirties. Most people in the west were/are sugarbabies.

              “How does today’s youngster educate his sense of taste? By submerging it in a sea of sugar from the time he gets up to the time he goes to bed.” W. Root and Richard DeRochemont, Eating in America (1976)

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              • #22
                Starches and polyunsaturated fats are the issue, not sugar.

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                • #23
                  I guess I could be considered some type of sugar addict because although I can and do go months without eating refined sugars, I get terrible urges to binge on the stuff when I do have even a little bit of it. I get this whole "screw it, I just messed up months of healthy eating so I might as well eat all the sweets I want today and start over fresh tomorrow" mindset. Luckily this has only happened to me 2 or 3 times since going primal in mid 2011, but those sugar binges and the resulting aftermath have taught me that it's really not worth the hassle of having "just a taste" of something, because it really pushes me towards that slippery slope.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Zeera View Post
                    I guess I could be considered some type of sugar addict because although I can and do go months without eating refined sugars, I get terrible urges to binge on the stuff when I do have even a little bit of it. I get this whole "screw it, I just messed up months of healthy eating so I might as well eat all the sweets I want today and start over fresh tomorrow" mindset. Luckily this has only happened to me 2 or 3 times since going primal in mid 2011, but those sugar binges and the resulting aftermath have taught me that it's really not worth the hassle of having "just a taste" of something, because it really pushes me towards that slippery slope.
                    Deprogram yourself while you still can.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by fiercehunter View Post
                      Starches and polyunsaturated fats are the issue, not sugar.


                      what sorcery is this?
                      “The whole concept of a macronutrient, like that of a calorie, is determining our language game in such a way that the conversation is not making sense." - Dr. Kurt Harris

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                      • #26
                        I for sure fall into this category . I just can't keep cookies and candies in the house. I never have binged on other starches, only actual sugar, and things that contain it. No problem with fruits either.
                        Last edited by Silvergirl; 01-24-2013, 12:41 AM.
                        Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
                        Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at around 100lbs much better weight for me at my age.
                        Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Chaohinon View Post


                          what sorcery is this?
                          Remember all sugars and all starches are sugars in the blood stream.
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                          I was a sugarbaby; meaning since I was born I was given lots of sugar, and ate lots of processed foods, especially sweets until I was into my thirties. Most people in the west were/are sugarbabies.

                          “How does today’s youngster educate his sense of taste? By submerging it in a sea of sugar from the time he gets up to the time he goes to bed.” W. Root and Richard DeRochemont, Eating in America (1976)

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Silvergirl View Post
                            I for sure fall into this category . I just can't keep cookies and candies in the house. I never have binged on other starches, only actual sugar, and things that contain it. No problem with fruits either.
                            I found that as I got in the "change" years everything escalated, all sugar and starch cravings got worse, ones I never had started, like ice cream. Not everyone faces this, but it is definitely an indicator of growing insulin resistance.
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                            I was a sugarbaby; meaning since I was born I was given lots of sugar, and ate lots of processed foods, especially sweets until I was into my thirties. Most people in the west were/are sugarbabies.

                            “How does today’s youngster educate his sense of taste? By submerging it in a sea of sugar from the time he gets up to the time he goes to bed.” W. Root and Richard DeRochemont, Eating in America (1976)

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                            • #29
                              Charles Duhigg's book on habits says that old habit pathways don't go away, so if you repeat a behavior even after years of not doing it, then your brain quickly reopens the old pathway. Bummer!
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                              I was a sugarbaby; meaning since I was born I was given lots of sugar, and ate lots of processed foods, especially sweets until I was into my thirties. Most people in the west were/are sugarbabies.

                              “How does today’s youngster educate his sense of taste? By submerging it in a sea of sugar from the time he gets up to the time he goes to bed.” W. Root and Richard DeRochemont, Eating in America (1976)

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                              • #30
                                A great list of currently blogging paleo/low carb doctors: Top 17 Low-Carb & Paleo Doctors With Blogs
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                                I was a sugarbaby; meaning since I was born I was given lots of sugar, and ate lots of processed foods, especially sweets until I was into my thirties. Most people in the west were/are sugarbabies.

                                “How does today’s youngster educate his sense of taste? By submerging it in a sea of sugar from the time he gets up to the time he goes to bed.” W. Root and Richard DeRochemont, Eating in America (1976)

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