Sugar Detox

Sugar Is In Everything!

Sugar is everywhere

Sugar Is In Everything! If you’re anything of a label nazi you’ll know that sugar hides in the most unexpected foodstuffs, it seems sugar is in everything. Often it’s in the form of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), particularly in drinks of all kinds. Here in Australia we’re lucky to not have HFCS in our soft…

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What I Did on International No Diet Day

What I Did on International No Diet Day I started INDD by writing a post about the day, and then went to the dentist, I’d chipped a filling. Then I hit the supermarket, and planned my International No Diet Day treat – strawberries in chocolate sauce made with Cadbury’s and organic cream. I also bought…

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It’s Legal, It’s Everywhere, How Can It Be Addictive?

sugar addiction

Is sugar addictive? More to the point, are you addicted to sugar? It know, it seems stupid to even think that something which is so easily available and is loaded into so much of our food, could be addictive. Here are the criteria the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-IV and the WHO ICD-10 use to determine…

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Food-like Substances Make You Feel – Virtuous?

My youngest daughter, a Uni student, is doing some holiday work at an emergency call centre which runs 24/7. So the hours are a little random, shall we say. It’s many many years since she was a morning person and the 7am starts are a strain, but she gets herself there on time, sounding like…

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Sugar Detox – Sometimes You Need Your Friend to be a Bitch!

Dddamn it’s hot and sticky today – which it would be, being summer and all. And in previous summers, on hot days like today, what helps with the sticky icky overheated feeling? Yes, icecream… I had a tub of Homer Hudson’s in the freezer, that I bought a couple of weeks before I started this…

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Sugar Detox – Starting Week 3

All aches are long gone, and that little reservoir of energy I used to have seems to be sparking back up! I’m sleeping incredibly well – which is a surprise because I thought I always slept well! I’m mostly waking up really well, and craving, of all things – water! I thought I was nuts…

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Sugar Detox – Day 11 and 12

Okay the detox headache hit on Day 11, not a massive overwhelming headache, but it was enough to slow me down. I didn’t think I’d get one because my diet is pretty balanced and pretty clean. The headache was right in the front of my head, and my TCM sources say that’s a headache related…

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Sugar Detox Day 9

Well I’ve woken this morning feeling really energetic, still a bit fuzzy headed, but really ready to get into the week – which is good, because it’s a big week with a new product that’s been simmering away due to be finished in the next day or two. I’ve been reading the Sweet Poison Quit…

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Sugar Detox Day 6 – Cranky Comes Calling!

No headaches, no anything aches – interesting! Many things are starting to taste much sweeter. I just had my morning cuppa, a luscious Spiced Moroccan Mint, which was slightly sweet when I bought it. I called the tea company to find out why it was sweet, they said “rosehip”, will report on the exact type…

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Doing a Sugar Detox

Sugar is everywhere

I’m doing a sugar detox, this is Day 4. It only just occurred to me to write it up 🙂 I’ve been reading David Gillespie’s Sweet Poison. I had a lazy Saturday afternoon and really just felt like putting my feet up and reading, and didn’t have much to read that was lazy-Saturday-suitable. So it…

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