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11/28/19 10:31 P

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11/28/19 8:52 A

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Today I will be Sugar Free..... Save to start somewhere...

Edmee

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9/16/19 11:28 A

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A Calorie is not a Calorie

Even Coke admits this in the new to me video by Dr. Robert Lustig, here at 54:45

Link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvgx
NDuQ5DI




I have found out for myself the truth. I cannot exercise away added sugar.
The only way to stop the added sugar is to remove it from your diet.

I exercise to build strength and keep my heart healthy.
I have lost weight by losing my sugar addiction.

The choice is ours to make.
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Harry - Living somewhere in the Wyoming wasteland

The Bitter Truth About Sugar by Robert Lustig | Look for it on YouTube
Added sugar is addictive, a poison, and destroys teeth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnn
iua6-oM&feature=youtu.be


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9/4/19 3:55 P

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Saw the Doc yesterday. Triglycerides way down, good cholesterol way up. Cutting the sugar from my diet made all the difference.

Harry - Living somewhere in the Wyoming wasteland

The Bitter Truth About Sugar by Robert Lustig | Look for it on YouTube
Added sugar is addictive, a poison, and destroys teeth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnn
iua6-oM&feature=youtu.be


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8/29/19 3:27 P

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Blood test results have come in and I don't mind sharing.

Without getting too far down into details, I have to say I'm very pleased with myself.



For an angry white man my age (65), my kidney function has improved, good cholesterol is way up, triglycerides are down, thyroid hormone is back to normal, and a much improved temperament (less angry).
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The reason for the improvement in my blood results?

Drum roll please...

...Less sugar.

That is the only thing removed from my diet.

As a result, in my humble opinion, I have lessened my chances of another heart attack, reduced the load on my liver, and improved my outlook on life. I do believe Dr. Lustig is correct. Sugar is the enemy, not fat.

Now, if I can just cure old age disease...

Stay tuned folks. I'm working on it.
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Harry - Living somewhere in the Wyoming wasteland

The Bitter Truth About Sugar by Robert Lustig | Look for it on YouTube
Added sugar is addictive, a poison, and destroys teeth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnn
iua6-oM&feature=youtu.be


*** Pant size goal is 28 inches ***


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8/25/19 8:00 P

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8/25/19 11:14 A

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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

Wisdom from the past.

And this one..."Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form but hard to live with." - Brian Tracy

Stolen from this article:
www.inc.com/jeff-haden/want-
to-be-supe
r-successful-science-says-do
-any-1
-of-these-10-things.html


Continuing my sugar free habit...

Harry - Living somewhere in the Wyoming wasteland

The Bitter Truth About Sugar by Robert Lustig | Look for it on YouTube
Added sugar is addictive, a poison, and destroys teeth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnn
iua6-oM&feature=youtu.be


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8/24/19 9:57 P

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Harry - Living somewhere in the Wyoming wasteland

The Bitter Truth About Sugar by Robert Lustig | Look for it on YouTube
Added sugar is addictive, a poison, and destroys teeth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnn
iua6-oM&feature=youtu.be


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8/24/19 7:43 P

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20 days not using regular or artificial sugars...

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8/7/19 11:13 A

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33 Days SUGAR_FREE!

That means I did not consume any added sugar in that time. So proud of myself. I'm just a few pounds from goal.

It hasn't been easy. Gotta check them labels carefully. All meals prepared from scratch. Not so hard really. Avoiding processed foods, canned foods, chips, candy, pastries, juices, and sodas.

I've done and and I can keep doing it!
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Harry - Living somewhere in the Wyoming wasteland

The Bitter Truth About Sugar by Robert Lustig | Look for it on YouTube
Added sugar is addictive, a poison, and destroys teeth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnn
iua6-oM&feature=youtu.be


*** Pant size goal is 28 inches ***


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8/2/19 6:43 P

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Another educational video: Fat Chance: Fructose 2.0



youtu.be/ceFyF9px20Y

Getting smarter by the minute. I have chosen happiness over pleasure.


Harry - Living somewhere in the Wyoming wasteland

The Bitter Truth About Sugar by Robert Lustig | Look for it on YouTube
Added sugar is addictive, a poison, and destroys teeth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnn
iua6-oM&feature=youtu.be


*** Pant size goal is 28 inches ***


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7/26/19 10:13 A

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Looking for info on sugar and heart disease and found this:

Repeated Sugar-Spikes Damage Your Arteries

www.adwdiabetes.com/articles
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sugar-spikes-damage-arteries

It's just another reason I gave up added sugar. Fruit is A-Okay

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Harry - Living somewhere in the Wyoming wasteland

The Bitter Truth About Sugar by Robert Lustig | Look for it on YouTube
Added sugar is addictive, a poison, and destroys teeth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnn
iua6-oM&feature=youtu.be


*** Pant size goal is 28 inches ***


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7/25/19 12:10 P

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17 Days sugar free. Down 3 pounds. Wife down 8 pounds. We stopped the sugar drinks and it has made a big impact.

Harry - Living somewhere in the Wyoming wasteland

The Bitter Truth About Sugar by Robert Lustig | Look for it on YouTube
Added sugar is addictive, a poison, and destroys teeth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnn
iua6-oM&feature=youtu.be


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7/24/19 1:58 A

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Just found this: American Heart Association recommendations on sugar...

The short story:
"American women, thatís no more than 100 calories per day, or about 6 teaspoons of sugar. For men, itís 150 calories per day, or about 9 teaspoons. The AHA recommendations focus on all added sugars, without singling out any particular types such as high-fructose corn syrup."

The long story:
www.heart.org/en/healthy-liv
ing/health
y-eating/eat-smart/sugar/add
ed-sug
ars


My first step to losing weight was to eliminate the sugar drinks, specifically, sports drinks, sugary carbonated sodas, sugar free sodas, and fruit juices.

I now focus on water, whole milk, and fruit flavored water that I make myself. This single first step eliminated the majority of my sugar intake. Not only am I spending less money on beverages, but the money I save allows me to purchase healthier foods.

It's a simple little step, but a huge step in the right direction.

Harry - Living somewhere in the Wyoming wasteland

The Bitter Truth About Sugar by Robert Lustig | Look for it on YouTube
Added sugar is addictive, a poison, and destroys teeth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnn
iua6-oM&feature=youtu.be


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7/23/19 12:29 P

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15 days without added sugar. Not having any sugar cravings. I believe Dr. Lustig is correct, sugar and artificial sweeteners are the bane of modern society. They trick the brain into thinking you are still hungry, breaking the feedback system to stop the over eating. I've lost another pound by eating in moderation, and avoiding all processed foods. I'm exercising less and getting more sleep.

I'm just 3 pounds from a normal BMI range.
Less anxiety and feeling better about myself.

Edited by: I_ROBOT at: 7/23/2019 (15:16)
Harry - Living somewhere in the Wyoming wasteland

The Bitter Truth About Sugar by Robert Lustig | Look for it on YouTube
Added sugar is addictive, a poison, and destroys teeth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnn
iua6-oM&feature=youtu.be


*** Pant size goal is 28 inches ***


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7/22/19 2:13 A

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Today's Zero Sugar find: Sugarless banana chips. Zero sugar, no sugar added. I didn't know they could make them this way. The difference is night and day. The best way i can describe them is they taste like banana flavored cardboard. Seriously. I guess I will get used to them as they are crunchy and there may be some nutrition in there, somewhere. I like crunchy snacks even if they are not sweet. About 150 calories/30 grams. About 2g fibre/1g natural sugar. So that's a win for me in my battle to avoid added sugar.

Keep on SPARKING!

Harry - Living somewhere in the Wyoming wasteland

The Bitter Truth About Sugar by Robert Lustig | Look for it on YouTube
Added sugar is addictive, a poison, and destroys teeth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnn
iua6-oM&feature=youtu.be


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7/19/19 6:25 P

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Thank you for the info. I will check it out. There is a lot of food out there that isn't food. Its like you mentioned it is poison for your body. Glad to hear that you and your wife are doing great.

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7/19/19 3:21 P

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Cold turkey, the only way for sure.

Makes shopping for food much easier too. Fruits, veggies, grass fed protein, whole milk. All on the outer isles of the store. The inner isles are poisoned.
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There are some exceptions. You can find salad dressings, beef jerky, and others, but they take time to locate.



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Harry - Living somewhere in the Wyoming wasteland

The Bitter Truth About Sugar by Robert Lustig | Look for it on YouTube
Added sugar is addictive, a poison, and destroys teeth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnn
iua6-oM&feature=youtu.be


*** Pant size goal is 28 inches ***


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7/18/19 9:20 P

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Glad to hear you're still with us! The sugar thing is a real hook. I'm semi there but can't seem to make the final leap. Well done!


The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.--Socrates
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7/18/19 4:42 P

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Still alive! Haven't posted in a long time. Some good news is my wife and I have kicked the sugar habit. No more added sugar or processed foodsfor us. For the longest time I have been the proverbial Yo-Yo in weight loss. Been trying to figure out why. I exercise HARD and yet, can never get anywhere. Then, I started to read about body chemistry and how the liver and brain works; Insulin and heart disease and other sorts of problems. I started searching more on the Internet and YouTube and accidentally stumbled into some lectures about sugar from Robert Lustig MD. Well, that was an eye opener. Here is an example: youtu.be/dBnniua6-oM

My wife and I cleared out our cubbards and inspected every label with a magnifying glass and made some horrific discoveries. We loaded up all our food and donated it to charity. We cleared out all the added sugar foods, and processed foods and started over completely.

We have been on sugar detox for the last couple of weeks and have kicked the habit. Suddenly, the Yo-Yo-ing has stopped! Both my wife and I are melting away the spare tire. Slowly, but surely. My resting heart rate is dropping and I'm feeling like I'm really starting to make progress. I'm just a few pounds away from goal now and starting to pay more attention to the nutrients, but especially tracking the sugar.

Amazing the World Health Organization recommend 48 grams of sugar (or less) per day, yet the USA FDA makes no recommendations.

Harry - Living somewhere in the Wyoming wasteland

The Bitter Truth About Sugar by Robert Lustig | Look for it on YouTube
Added sugar is addictive, a poison, and destroys teeth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnn
iua6-oM&feature=youtu.be


*** Pant size goal is 28 inches ***


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