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I Eat Far Too Much Sugar.

I know that sucrose has no nutritional benefits and that it's terrible for my skin and my weight. I am willing to try eating no added sugar in my diet, it's going to be so hard and I'm not sure what I actually need to avoid. :I

I don't really eat a conventional diet to begin with, I don't eat pasta, very rarely eat bread or cereals, very rarely consume dairy products, no red meat, quite a lot of fruit/vegetables, and loads of sugar. I'd like to cut out the last part, I'm pretty much fine with everything else.

Am I still okay to eat honey and fruits and the occasional dairy product or anything else with natural sugars? I know dairy is meant to be bad for acne but I very rarely eat it.

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But surely the benefits of eating fruit as a whole food outweighs the negatives. Fibre, vitamins, antioxidants, plus I can't face the idea of not consuming anything sweet at all.

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But life is sweet girl! Get high on life, enjoy the sunshine, find boyfriend, just enjoy that life has to offer, isn't that sweet enough?

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Try to eat fruits that are lower in sugar like apples and pears. I think I'd avoid honey though or at least eat it in moderation.

Edited by paigems

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You need fruit in your diet! They provide vitamins, fibre, antioxidants and other good things that your body will benefit from.

Just avoid products that have added sugar in them, like cookies, cake, candy etc. I believe in everything in moderation so if you have a piece of cake once in a while don't beat yourself up over it as long as you eat healthy most of the time.

Some people find that eating dairy products makes their acne worse but for others it makes no difference. Why don't you find out if it affects you before you cut it out completely?

Good luck.

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All I know is that in the 80's every bodybuilder drank milk like crazy, like 1 gallon every day and no one had even one pimple..

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You need fruit in your diet! They provide vitamins, fibre, antioxidants and other good things that your body will benefit from.

Just avoid products that have added sugar in them, like cookies, cake, candy etc. I believe in everything in moderation so if you have a piece of cake once in a while don't beat yourself up over it as long as you eat healthy most of the time.

Some people find that eating dairy products makes their acne worse but for others it makes no difference. Why don't you find out if it affects you before you cut it out completely?

Good luck.

I'm doing it more for my general health to be honest. The fact that I ate a whole cake in one sitting the other day without thinking much of it is quite worrying to me. Eating multiple forms of dairy in one day makes me feel sick, and I don't actively avoid it I just don't like it that much, cheese and milk have never really appealed to me. I know my skin and general health could be better so that's why I'm trying this :) Thank you for the advice.

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  • Amount Per 100 grams1 extra small (2-1/2" dia) (101 g)1 cup slices (109 g)1 cup, quartered or chopped (125 g)1 small (2-3/4" dia) (149 g)1 medium (3" dia) (182 g)1 large (3-1/4" dia) (223 g)1 NLEA serving (242 g)1 medium (3" dia) (182 g)
    Calories 95
  • % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 0.3 g 0% Saturated fat 0.1 g 0% Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g Monounsaturated fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg 0% Sodium 2 mg 0% Potassium 195 mg 5% Total Carbohydrate 25 g 8% Dietary fiber 4.4 g 17% Sugar 19 g Protein 0.5 g 1% Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 14% Calcium 1% Iron 1% Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 5% Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 2%

this is for a apple

25g of carbs and 19g of sugar

carb usually turns into sugar when digested so and it only has 4.4g of fiber for each gram of sugar u need the same for fiber

so i wouldnt say it balances it out

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Eat your fruit whole and avoid hybridized, super-sweet stuff like bananas and pineapples. Berries are your friend. Avoid dairy. Avoid processed sugar.

Edited by dscully

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I know that sucrose has no nutritional benefits and that it's terrible for my skin and my weight. I am willing to try eating no added sugar in my diet, it's going to be so hard and I'm not sure what I actually need to avoid. :I

I don't really eat a conventional diet to begin with, I don't eat pasta, very rarely eat bread or cereals, very rarely consume dairy products, no red meat, quite a lot of fruit/vegetables, and loads of sugar. I'd like to cut out the last part, I'm pretty much fine with everything else.

Am I still okay to eat honey and fruits and the occasional dairy product or anything else with natural sugars? I know dairy is meant to be bad for acne but I very rarely eat it.

Start with drinks. No drinking sugar. And that includes juices, especially when not with a meal that would lower the glycemic impact. If you really love juice, water it down. Also try iced hibiscus tea. Best kept secret in the beverage world. And very beneficial. A major component in Republic of Teas expensive Get Gorgeous tea.

What kind of sweets do you eat? We can suggest substitutes. And how strict you need to be varies from person to person and with what else you do. Physical activity, muscle, sleep, and all kinds of nutrients affect how well you metabolize sugars. There are also many substances that help slow down absorption of sugar like fats, fiber, vinegar, etc.

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I only drink water really, I can't stand fizzy drinks and fresh fruit juices make me feel like I'm damaging my teeth. As for sweets I love chocolate like most people but especially cake of any kind. I have read about baking with coconut flour so that could be an option.

Today I made chocolate out of coconut oil, cocoa and honey. They were damn good and I ended up eating less than I usually would (about 2 pieces) with normal chocolate or candy because they were so rich. Obviously honey is still sugar but it's not as refined. I don't think it's possible for me to live without any kind of sugar, even if that isn't the healthiest thing I want to be happy and not feel extremely restricted. My options are limited at the moment because I live with my family and don't really get a say in the kind of food my mum buys.

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I only drink water really, I can't stand fizzy drinks and fresh fruit juices make me feel like I'm damaging my teeth. As for sweets I love chocolate like most people but especially cake of any kind. I have read about baking with coconut flour so that could be an option.

Today I made chocolate out of coconut oil, cocoa and honey. They were damn good and I ended up eating less than I usually would (about 2 pieces) with normal chocolate or candy because they were so rich. Obviously honey is still sugar but it's not as refined. I don't think it's possible for me to live without any kind of sugar, even if that isn't the healthiest thing I want to be happy and not feel extremely restricted. My options are limited at the moment because I live with my family and don't really get a say in the kind of food my mum buys.

See http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/207115-dessert-recipes-and-ideas/

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All sugar is the same for me, if we needed fruit then I would have died 5 years ago, and my skin certainly wouldn't have cleared up. In my experience even a little bit of sugar throws me off balance because the body starts using a different fuel source (sugar as opposed to fat), which takes time and energy to switch back-and-forth. While this is happening, it's party time for all hormones (good and bad) because our liver is far too busy dealing with the sugar to check the guestlist.

Avoiding sugar is not an issue for me now, because I don't crave it. I certainly used to though, because my body thought I needed it. This kind of craving is normal for anything that gives us a temporary energy boost.

Refined or unrefined has no difference. In fact I prefer straight alcohol to sugar because it goes through your system faster.

All I know is that in the 80's every bodybuilder drank milk like crazy, like 1 gallon every day and no one had even one pimple..

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Quick tips:

Replace processed sugar with honey at least.

Try taking a small amount of inositol for insulin balance.

Some people take cinnamon pills to help regulate their blood sugar, but I never tried them...I just avoid processed sugar as much as possible and eat small meals throughout the day to keep my insulin levels stable.

Edited by WishClean

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If you eat sugar very much then sugar will effect overall on your body.First is sugar suprreses the immune system and human growth harmones and it promotes inflammation,raises insulin levels and glycation.But It is great source to gain weight.You should go for other food ,fruits rather than sweet sugar dish.

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Some sugar is fine, especially if it's in fruits. If you love sugar, cutting everything out will not work. I would recommend doing something like some unsweetened full fat greek yogurt with some medjool dates, cinnamon, pecans, and a drizzle of honey. It'll get you that sweet fix, and the cinnamon + fat/protein will keep your blood sugar stable.

You could also make smoothies. I usually do frozen blueberries, a banana, half a scoop of vanilla protein powder, a raw egg, a couple tablespoons yogurt, and a splash of OJ. Delicious, sweet, but not diabetic.

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