Sugar free detox

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  • girlviernes
    girlviernes Posts: 2,402 Member
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    The myfitnesspal community is so cool! Everyone here is an expert and they know so much and they're SO nice!

    Why yes, yes we are.

    It's nice when these sugar threads inevitably turn into sweet positive vibes!
  • SconnieCat
    SconnieCat Posts: 770 Member
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    The myfitnesspal community is so cool! Everyone here is an expert and they know so much and they're SO nice!

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  • SLLRunner
    SLLRunner Posts: 12,942 Member
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    misskarne wrote: »
    You need sugar to survive... And, I just leave it to my liver and kidneys to detox. After all, there's a few hundred thousand years behind their successful design.

    Just wish the engineers had been a little less obsessed with that, and worked on a better design for the female reproductive system.

    What?
  • SLLRunner
    SLLRunner Posts: 12,942 Member
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    ndj1979 wrote: »
    Yes I want to stop for a bit of refined sugar and reduce the amount of extra sugar get to a whole food diet. Not all sugar. Sugar is just so bad for us and we aren't meant to have as much as I have been eating.

    do you have a medical condition that makes you sensitive to sugar?

    If not, then there is no reason to avoid it.

    Agreed.
  • tincanonastring
    tincanonastring Posts: 3,944 Member
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    maidentl wrote: »
    jkal1979 wrote: »
    Today is my first day of sugar detox, if u will. I'm dropping my coffee, which I add tons of sugar and lite cream. AND I'm dumping all diet sodas.

    If you're truly "detoxing " from sugars, avoid fruits and vegetables ... then find a way to eliminate the sugars your body creates on its own ... otherwise it isn't a detox.

    We have Katie Couric to thank for calling it a "detox".

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    I love you for Couric'ing Barrowman.

    It was inevitable. This whole thread has been about 101 Courics of pure *kitten*.

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  • SLLRunner
    SLLRunner Posts: 12,942 Member
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    Today is my first day of sugar detox, if u will. I'm dropping my coffee, which I add tons of sugar and lite cream. AND I'm dumping all diet sodas.

    You might want to taper the caffeine. Just a suggestion :)

    Yep, I thought it was the sugar causing me problems when it was the caffeine.
  • geotrice
    geotrice Posts: 274 Member
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    Liftng4Lis wrote: »
    Your body detoxes by itself.

    Numbers 1 and 2.
  • Nony_Mouse
    Nony_Mouse Posts: 5,646 Member
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    JPW1990 wrote: »
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    MelRC117 wrote: »
    I am really surprised at the negativity in some of these posts. I have gone sugar-free many times, both with and without natural alternatives such as raw honey, and my body really responds well to being sugar-free. It makes me feel better all over for as long as I keep it up.

    That's the point. You aren't really going sugar free. Honey, even raw, organic, gmo free, gluten free, and dairy free honey is still sugar.
    Also, bee barf.

    Tasty bee barf.

    But then I like dairy too! ;-)

    Dairy's not quite as gross. Unless it's yogurt, then it's bacteria barf.

    Tasty tangy bacteria barf.

    I've started leaving my bacteria barf in the yoghurt maker for twice as long. So, so tangy. Ad thick!!
  • lemurcat12
    lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886 Member
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    auddii wrote: »
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    JPW1990 wrote: »
    JPW1990 wrote: »
    JPW1990 wrote: »
    Sugar to survive? Really? LOL

    Yes, your body requires glucose to function. This is biology 101.

    Glucose is not sugar.

    Maybe, instead of paying for forum access, as was suggested by another poster, you have to identify which of a list of items are forms of sugar. That seems to the the crux of any and all disagreement and animosity in this thread, that there are some very vocal people who just can't comprehend the fact that there are various molecules that are classified as "sugars" and are found in "healthy" foods.

    Form of sugar is not the same as saying if you don't eat sugar you'll die. Since your body can produce all the glucose you need from gluconeogenesis, suggesting that you must eat sugar for survival is wrong.

    You are ignoring the context.

    OP said "I need to 'detox' from sugar."

    A couple of people jumped in to say that that makes no sense, because your body needs sugar to survive (NOT, unless I missed it, "you must eat sugar to live").

    The point is that removing all sugar from your body ("detoxing" from it) clearly is a problematic concept.

    As is the idea that one would do that by drinking juice, of course.

    If someone wants to quit added sugar for a while, they should. Might help. My guess is that if your deal is being unable to stop eating cookies that cutting out salad dressing or ketchup or Roman Meal bread or whatever probably won't matter--but whatever floats your boat. Katie Couric's dishonesty with respect to the tomato sauce argument just annoys me every time I think about it (although I'm all for cutting out jarred marinara, as I'm a marinara snob myself).

    There actually was a post that said you need sugar to live, which is the comment that the above person is targeting. Glucose is required for the body to function; glucose is a sugar; glucose can be synthesized from the body which negates the need for sugar to be consumed to live.

    Beyond that eat the amount and type of sugar that 1) you feel good eating, 2) helps you meet your goals, 3) keeps you feeling satiated in the context of your overall diet, and 4) is sustainable for your lifestyle.

    I think we are agreeing. I'm distinguishing between "you need sugar to survive" (or "live") and "you need to EAT sugar to survive/live." The point is that "detoxing" the body from something it needs (to the point of manufacturing it itself) makes no sense.
  • SLLRunner
    SLLRunner Posts: 12,942 Member
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    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    auddii wrote: »
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    JPW1990 wrote: »
    JPW1990 wrote: »
    JPW1990 wrote: »
    Sugar to survive? Really? LOL

    Yes, your body requires glucose to function. This is biology 101.

    Glucose is not sugar.

    Maybe, instead of paying for forum access, as was suggested by another poster, you have to identify which of a list of items are forms of sugar. That seems to the the crux of any and all disagreement and animosity in this thread, that there are some very vocal people who just can't comprehend the fact that there are various molecules that are classified as "sugars" and are found in "healthy" foods.

    Form of sugar is not the same as saying if you don't eat sugar you'll die. Since your body can produce all the glucose you need from gluconeogenesis, suggesting that you must eat sugar for survival is wrong.

    You are ignoring the context.

    OP said "I need to 'detox' from sugar."

    A couple of people jumped in to say that that makes no sense, because your body needs sugar to survive (NOT, unless I missed it, "you must eat sugar to live").

    The point is that removing all sugar from your body ("detoxing" from it) clearly is a problematic concept.

    As is the idea that one would do that by drinking juice, of course.

    If someone wants to quit added sugar for a while, they should. Might help. My guess is that if your deal is being unable to stop eating cookies that cutting out salad dressing or ketchup or Roman Meal bread or whatever probably won't matter--but whatever floats your boat. Katie Couric's dishonesty with respect to the tomato sauce argument just annoys me every time I think about it (although I'm all for cutting out jarred marinara, as I'm a marinara snob myself).

    There actually was a post that said you need sugar to live, which is the comment that the above person is targeting. Glucose is required for the body to function; glucose is a sugar; glucose can be synthesized from the body which negates the need for sugar to be consumed to live.

    Beyond that eat the amount and type of sugar that 1) you feel good eating, 2) helps you meet your goals, 3) keeps you feeling satiated in the context of your overall diet, and 4) is sustainable for your lifestyle.

    I think we are agreeing. I'm distinguishing between "you need sugar to survive" (or "live") and "you need to EAT sugar to survive/live." The point is that "detoxing" the body from something it needs (to the point of manufacturing it itself) makes no sense.

    You're right, it doesn't, because of this..........
    geotrice wrote: »
    Liftng4Lis wrote: »
    Your body detoxes by itself.

    Numbers 1 and 2.

    :)
  • HardcoreP0rk
    HardcoreP0rk Posts: 936 Member
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    SLLRunner wrote: »
    misskarne wrote: »
    You need sugar to survive... And, I just leave it to my liver and kidneys to detox. After all, there's a few hundred thousand years behind their successful design.

    Just wish the engineers had been a little less obsessed with that, and worked on a better design for the female reproductive system.

    What?

    I'm sure there are plenty of women who can find room for improvement in the whole female reproductive system. I mean, I can already identify some less than ideal features... like the involuntary purging of waste products.

  • NoIdea101NoIdea
    NoIdea101NoIdea Posts: 659 Member
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    auddii wrote: »
    Today is my first day of sugar detox, if u will. I'm dropping my coffee, which I add tons of sugar and lite cream. AND I'm dumping all diet sodas.

    When did they start adding sugars to diet sodas?

    Yeah, this confused me too....

    This thread is amazing. The amount of misinformation that people will readily believe is astounding, even when hard evidence and research is provided to them.

    I do genuinely love this place.

  • FitForL1fe
    FitForL1fe Posts: 1,872 Member
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    Page 8, the dream.

    Sugar killed my family. :disappointed:
  • NoIdea101NoIdea
    NoIdea101NoIdea Posts: 659 Member
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    draznyth wrote: »
    Page 8, the dream.

    Sugar killed my family. :disappointed:

    Also, you amuse me. Although I think you may have to except this thread is pretty much dead now :p
  • SLLRunner
    SLLRunner Posts: 12,942 Member
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    SLLRunner wrote: »
    misskarne wrote: »
    You need sugar to survive... And, I just leave it to my liver and kidneys to detox. After all, there's a few hundred thousand years behind their successful design.

    Just wish the engineers had been a little less obsessed with that, and worked on a better design for the female reproductive system.

    What?

    I'm sure there are plenty of women who can find room for improvement in the whole female reproductive system. I mean, I can already identify some less than ideal features... like the involuntary purging of waste products.
    Really, this has nothing to do with sugar. That remark by misskarne is a random remark that does not even make sense.
  • DeWoSa
    DeWoSa Posts: 496 Member
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    I am sorry I ever posted hear and if I offended anyone on wanting some information on this I am sorry. I can't figure out how to remove my post. I just know when my kids get sugar from candy vs fruit they act differently.

    Good luck OP..
  • DeWoSa
    DeWoSa Posts: 496 Member
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    I am sorry I ever posted hear and if I offended anyone on wanting some information on this I am sorry. I can't figure out how to remove my post. I just know when my kids get sugar from candy vs fruit they act differently.


    They are so busy with each other they failed to notice you posted again.
  • DeWoSa
    DeWoSa Posts: 496 Member
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    I am sorry I ever posted hear and if I offended anyone on wanting some information on this I am sorry. I can't figure out how to remove my post. I just know when my kids get sugar from candy vs fruit they act differently.

    I especially love the ones referring to OP but failing to see that you are in fact trying to get back into the conversation.
  • DeWoSa
    DeWoSa Posts: 496 Member
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    I am sorry I ever posted hear and if I offended anyone on wanting some information on this I am sorry. I can't figure out how to remove my post. I just know when my kids get sugar from candy vs fruit they act differently.

    Of course, that's just the way these forums go.