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A Sugar Free Diet: What do I eat?
Nature s Hollow Canada

One of the most common questions I get about is, “What do I eat?”

While the answer to “What should I eat?” will be different for each person, this is how I do it. This is what works for me – an example, not a prescription.

There’s a lot of freedom in the container of sugar abstinence, many different ways to eat: vegetarian, vegan, low-carb, raw foods, paleo (a hunter-gatherer diet), high protein, clean eating (whole, unprocessed foods.) I prescribe to the philosophy that there is no one diet that works best for everyone, what is called integrative nutrition. Rather, each person needs to find the foods that work for his or her body.

How do you do this?

You eat something, note how it makes you feel, and adjust. You find the foods that love you back. (A food diary is a fantastic tool for this process, as you can observe yourself and make the connections between your health/mood and food choices.)

You gently release or moderately eat even “healthy” foods like bananas or whole wheat pasta if they make you feel terrible. The trick is making peace with those choices – and not creating fodder for the mind to feel deprived.

I’m constantly experimenting, fine tuning, and listening. So while I can share what I eat today it is exactly that – what I am eating today.

About 60% of my diet consists of vegetables, as organic, whole, unprocessed and local as I can get. My intake of veggies includes land veggies and root vegetables (winter squashes, yams, carrots, and red potatoes, for example.)

To each meal, I add fat (olive oil, butter, flaxseed oil, avocados, etc.) and protein: nuts, meat, legumes (black beans, chickpeas, pinto beans, etc.) or dairy – mainly plain yogurt, kefir and hard cheeses. I struggled for years with eating meat, because I felt sad killing an animal so that I could thrive. I also felt guilty and felt like I “should” be a vegetarian. And yet as someone with low blood sugar, I feel much, much better eating dense animal protein and fats. It’s one of life’s sad limits I’ve accepted.

I try to minimize my intake of grains as I feel pretty awful on most grains and find them addictive. I eat some low sugar fruits, but sparingly – mostly apples and berries. Too much fruit whacks out my body chemistry. Treat foods are homemade popcorn, unsweetened carob chips with almonds, and corn tortillas.

I know that eating this way may seem like a shock if you’re used to eating differently. I understand; it’s taken me over 2o years to get to this point. I was a typical junk food eater in my teens and early twenties – sodas, then diet sodas, lots of fast food and restaurant food, candy, sweets, ice cream and sugar, lots of processed food and processed carbs (potato chips, crackers, white flour, etc.); bagels and fat free (and sugar laden) yogurt for breakfast.


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Sugar Free Diet

2010-01-04 17:42:20 by musicinaword

A friend and I have just started a sugar free diet. Well mostly Sugar free. I still need bread and beer, but otherwise added sugar free. We are still eating things with natural sugar. i.e. fruit or all natural juice.
But what other sugar free foods are there? Mainly snacks is what I am looking for. Air pooped pop cord only goes so far.
I did this same diet between Thanksgiving and Christmas and it was a "fun" exercise. Thanks for the help

Most diet soda and "sugar free" products don't

2008-07-18 16:04:18 by knoxvilletn

Have HFCS.
I really can't eat it, makes me sick, literally. So I've been really reading labels.
Smucker's Simply Fruit is one of the few regular jams that doesn't have it. I've found some "no sugar added" sweet gherkins that are a local store brand that don't have it. Other sweet pickles are filled with it.
It's in so many products. Peppridge Farm stuff is loaded with it, including their breads. Found it in liverwurst the other day. Most fruit juices are filled with it. Rice Krispies (the plain ones) have it, yogurt, crackers, salad dressings, etc.
We have a store here, Earth Fare, that doesn't sell anything with HFC

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