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Registered: ‎04-17-2015

Re: Sugar and bread are not my friends.


@Katyq wrote:

Finally admitting this!


This is a good start.  For many of us, it's kind of like admitting to alcoholism.  Once you realize it, then you can decide to do something about it.  

 

I think it is the rare person who has enough self-control to go "cold turkey" or completely eliminate sugar and carbs.   It would be self-defeating for me if I eliminated it altogether, so the key for me has been controlling it.   I eat cleanly for breakfast and lunch, then allow myself a small amount of my favorite carbs at dinner, whether it's a small amount of bread or potatoes or pasta.  This way, I can look forward to the short-term reward each day.  Once a week, I will eat whatever I want.   This plan has kept me eating healthfully over 90% of the time for the past few years with excellent results.

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Registered: ‎05-23-2010

Re: Sugar and bread are not my friends.


@SaRina wrote:

@Katyq wrote:

Finally admitting this!


This is a good start.  For many of us, it's kind of like admitting to alcoholism.  Once you realize it, then you can decide to do something about it.  

 

I think it is the rare person who has enough self-control to go "cold turkey" or completely eliminate sugar and carbs.   It would be self-defeating for me if I eliminated it altogether, so the key for me has been controlling it.   I eat cleanly for breakfast and lunch, then allow myself a small amount of my favorite carbs at dinner, whether it's a small amount of bread or potatoes or pasta.  This way, I can look forward to the short-term reward each day.  Once a week, I will eat whatever I want.   This plan has kept me eating healthfully over 90% of the time for the past few years with excellent results.


 

 

However one might tweak this in a minor way to accommodate their favorites, occasions, etc. I think it's the most practical way to live. Saying 'no no never' is self-defeating, to me. I want something I can live with permanently that allows for us to be human ;-) and this is the way I strive for, too.

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Registered: ‎11-21-2011

Re: Sugar and bread are not my friends.

Don't feel bad they're not really anyone's friends especially mine.  Gave up two teaspoons of sugar in my tea decades ago, soda too.  I was brought up with it.  I still eat bread but not like I did when I was younger.