OMG! SUGAR REALLY PLAYING A ROLE IN FEELING HORRIBLE!

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springsjean
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   Posted 1/12/2010 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I have just come to the realization that sugar is playing a major role in feeing horrible.  It is extremely hard for me to give up but since I keep a diary (for years trying to figure out what's wrong with me), I now see that it is definitely causing me to feel worse.  I had a horrible November with extremely bad racing heart and palps and just realized that it was following Halloween with all the chocolate and candy. 
 
It's gonna be another rough thing to give up but it seems I'm not going to get well without giving it a go! 
 
Thought this may be of some help to someone!
 

yogamom2
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   Posted 1/12/2010 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!
Giving up sugar was one of the hardest dietary changes I have made. Once I got off of it I felt so much better and became aware of any touch of sugar I got in to. The hardest part is the first few weeks. Then you just don't even want to smell the stuff. It makes you feel horrible! Yuck!! I have been off sugar for 3 years.

Take Care,
Cindy
My family and I have been enjoying my life without dairy gluten and soy for many years.

Found out about it in spring of 2009 that I have been living with Lyme for over 8 years. My symptoms of Lyme have been Mini-Strokes/TIA's, Hashimoto's disease, swelling of my liver and kidneys. Anaphylactic reactions to raw apples, raw carrots, and Beef. Allergies to dairy, gluten, and Soy.


springsjean
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   Posted 1/12/2010 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm just in the initial stages.  It's gonna be a battle cause I am definitely addicted to sugar.  Candy, cookies, cake, snacks, cereals, you name it so it's really gonna be hard. 
 
Cindy, wondering if you have any suggestions???  I am not big on fruit and LOVE my vitamin water.  Wondering if I can still have that.  Had no problem giving up the alcohol but the sugar is gonna be really rough.  Who knows maybe I'll shed one of the 40 lbs I put on through this nightmare and wake up skinny.  LOL - good one huh?

yogamom2
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   Posted 1/12/2010 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
My doc did not take me off fruit.
I went off sugar, corn syrup, molasses, soda, juice (unless made in a blender with the whole fruit in it). I stayed away from all baked goods. I lost weight, but it was tough. I lost my temper over the smallest things. My kids said I was really cranky and tired to avoid me. It's really hard, when you know you are not being reasonable but you can't seem to help yourself. I kept doing things and then apologizing, It took 2 weeks before I came out of it.
My family and I have been enjoying my life without dairy gluten and soy for many years.

Found out about it in spring of 2009 that I have been living with Lyme for over 8 years. My symptoms of Lyme have been Mini-Strokes/TIA's, Hashimoto's disease, swelling of my liver and kidneys. Anaphylactic reactions to raw apples, raw carrots, and Beef. Allergies to dairy, gluten, and Soy.


nefferdun
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   Posted 1/12/2010 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I quit sugar two years ago but I still have a little honey or maple syrup. I also eat fruit and drink juices like orange and pomegranate without sugar. I never even want a store bought cookie or doughnut but there are times I need a treat so I try to make it as healthy as I can using whole wheat, maybe coconut oil, nuts, seeds and a little honey. I got sick when I ate too much sugar around the holidays before I was diagnosed. I can still overdo it on the "healthy" stuff. I have to be careful. Lately I have been studying vitamins and minerals in food so that I am more aware of eating balanced meals.

springsjean
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   Posted 1/12/2010 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
So when you say you quit sugar, you still eat carbs but just not sugary foods or drinks?  For instance, would you eat pancakes, just no syrup? 

yogamom2
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   Posted 1/12/2010 11:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat carbs in small quantity and trade it out for better choices. Example: In place of regular pasta I eat Quinoa pasta but not very often (It has more protein then other grains). I do sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes. Sweet potatoes help to stabilize blood sugar levels.
My family and I have been enjoying my life without dairy gluten and soy for many years.

Found out about it in spring of 2009 that I have been living with Lyme for over 8 years. My symptoms of Lyme have been Mini-Strokes/TIA's, Hashimoto's disease, swelling of my liver and kidneys. Anaphylactic reactions to raw apples, raw carrots, and Beef. Allergies to dairy, gluten, and Soy.


Jeminij
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   Posted 1/14/2010 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Sugar will def. make you feel worse. I too am addicted and cannot give it up totally. I have tried, but I just can't do it so instead I just cut way back. I am a candy freak and I notice that if eat too much I feel like hell the next day. It isn't a good thing. I have now replaced my white sugar with natural sugar (like raw sugar). I have it with my tea everyday and if I bake, but otherwise, I try not to have too much sugar these days. Of course giving up anything cold turkey is really hard. If you go off it slowly and find other replacements (I eat a lot of fruit when I crave something sweet).
 
 
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