wanted to get this poll out about sugar

How much sugar do you eat in one day?
ALOT! - 17.6%
More than I should. - 50.0%
About normal usage - 8.8%
In coffee only. - 0.0%
Try to avoid it - 20.6%
Never eat sugar! - 2.9%

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   Posted 11/2/2009 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm a sugar addict.  And I shouldn't be.  I have diabetes but my body says to me constantly...sugar sugar sugar!!  Was wondering how many of us have this happening...not just the diabetics here.

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   Posted 11/2/2009 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I crave carbs in general, but especially chocolate. I didn't used to have such cravings until I got sick. I'm not sure if it is the fibro (or another illness I have), mild depression, or just self-medicating that makes me want those types of foods.

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   Posted 11/2/2009 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I have always had a bit of a sweet tooth! But I find that lately I seem to need it in the evenings. I figure it is just my body's way of trying to get more easy energy, so I try to fight it, but I often lose!
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   Posted 11/2/2009 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   

But, of course!  I have been known to drive to a convenient store at midnight for a hunk of chocolate.  I think it's the endorphines.


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   Posted 11/2/2009 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
My weakness....Milky Way candy bars, my favorite since I was a kid.

I have found when I wean myself from the chocolate I do feel less achy.

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   Posted 11/2/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I love Hersheys milk chocolate. I try to avoid eating it everyday, but I find when I need a little pick me up Chocolate does the trick. The key is moderation. just like anything else a little is ok but don't over do it

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   Posted 11/2/2009 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm one of the oddballs.  I rarely crave sugar. If I have cookies I only have 6 at a time. My only weakness
is during the summer, once a week I treat myself to a small vanilla, chocolate dipped in a waffle cone.
We have a really neat ice cream stand in the village where I live.

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   Posted 11/2/2009 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I am one of the oddballs too Nana. When I self medicate with food it is usually fruit, nuts or cheese. I love the idea of a weekly ice cream though :-)
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   Posted 11/3/2009 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I was watching an episode of "House"'; there was a young woman who had eater a lot of quick carbs incl. all sorts of cookies, candy, chocolate She met a man and decided to change her diet to lose weight, she almost died. Some kind of rare disorder that one's body needs the carbs to, well, survive . Anyone ever hear of anything like that.? I know there are times that if I didn't eat, say, strawberries w. whipped cream, for dinner or cheerios for supper, I would not eat at all. If someone puts a plate of meat, potatoes, veg. in front of me I have to run away. I don't do dinner parties by the way, so don't bother inviting me, unless you have some angel food cake w. whipped cream and fresh drumsticks (Ice Cream), with fruit for the entree/all smeared in dark Chocolate. I'll bring a sprig of broccoli.

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   Posted 11/3/2009 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Tyno I feel the same at times. I sometimes gag at the thought of meat for supper. I can eat vegetables and cereal, as you said. If meat is in spaghetti I'll eat it. But the thought of a chop or just the meat itself? no thanks. I find that very odd.

Sometimes for bfast I'll open a can of spinach and eat the whole thing. I do crave fish though. I can eat salmon without problems.

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   Posted 11/3/2009 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds healthy to me. your getting the essentials.

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   Posted 11/4/2009 2:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I am the same as Tyno3. I cook the meals for my family..normal meals. But then I have cheerios or something weird to eat. But if I didn't eat that I wouldn't eat at all. Since the fibro hit.. I get sick at even looking at alot of foods that I used to love.
Meat is the biggest.. anything cow and goodbye! My awesome hubby does the red meat cooking now.. otherwise they would never get it!! Lol
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   Posted 11/4/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I understand exactly how you feel about the meat. And although my previous statement may have come across as though I eat healthy, I would just as soon have a batch of pancakes with a cup of syrup for dinner as anything. As for candy, I live right near a Russell Stover outlet store and I put my fingers in a cross every time I go past it...like it was dracula lol. If there is candy here in the house...and what home doesnt have candy at Halloween? I eat it. Not just one or two pieces but I'll eat it till it's gone. Like my first post...I crave sugar. :(

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   Posted 11/6/2009 3:28 AM (GMT -7)   
meat and the ilk, look and feel. indigestible. I ate a 1 inch slice of premium steak for dnner w. son last night and candied parsnips and some mashed potatoes, but afterward I felt uncomfortable and had to walk it off. People seem not to understand. There are times I can't open my gob and shove something in, I know is going to take 3 days to digest.
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   Posted 11/6/2009 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Sugar makes me achiness and fatigue worse. Much worse. I don't have any trouble  with meat.

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   Posted 11/7/2009 4:05 AM (GMT -7)   
What an interesting topic - I never used to be this way but I must eat sweets. I just ate some raspberry yogurt - after a whole bunch of Bit O'Honeys and a bottle of Coke. NO kidding. I had a baked (deliciously sweet) yam with butter for dinner. I drink Coke and hot sweet tea like it's going out of business.

I "detoxed" myself for the first time ever and cut out all sugar for two weeks. I felt so horrible and strange I had to start eating it again a few days ago (though not as much in my tea and coffee). I get my blood sugar tested once or twice a year and it is totally normal. How strange! I have never really thought about this and wonder if my MONSTER sugar addiction is tied to fibro. My sister wth fibro is the same way.

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   Posted 11/9/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I do Protein Drink, warm milk, easy cabs but always get hiccups, Cereal works real well, and most fruit and veg but not too acidic. Caffeine is in one of my meds so I axed the coffee. Drink tea, very soothing.
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   Posted 11/10/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I am what I call a chocoholic.  :D 
here is one site that I have found about this topic
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   Posted 11/10/2009 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
If I go to Mcdonalds, whataburger, or burger king, the grease on there burger just makes me so sick to my stomach,
I guess I'm weird that way..I get lean cut meats at the store when I buy meat, which isn't too often, but an occassional
steak and baked potato split with my hubby and I can tolerate that for diiner, now for breakfast I have to have my
pop tart toasted to almost burnt with a few fresh blueberries and every Thanks giving I have
to have the Blueberry pie from Whole foods, it oh so good.....so guess I'm a blueberry freak....and the
blueberry tea by STASH is good a bit sweet but good and decaf too......
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   Posted 11/11/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Love me some chocolate but so do most women.  prefer sugary sweets or salty anyday but try to eat good foods too like whole grains, veges don't get enough, fruits, protien,(mild anemia) and lactose free milk on my No sugar cereal.  Do not know why maybe because we never had sugar cereal as a kid I prefer no sugar cereal still as an adult. 
Take care all and you will probabaly find me with on milky way midnight on my death bed :P
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