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There’s a first for everything.
2yr
I went to the following without eating desserts or added sugar:
A wedding shower
A birthday party
Dinner with my adult sons
  • annefood Congratulations @shmoozii ! That’s a big accomplishment! How do you feel?
  • shmoozii I feel so empowered. It wasn’t a huge struggle either. However, it was a first.
  • garv Well done !
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I had my first cheat day yesterday. Was at a friends house for dinner and had a small piece of dessert. My body was used to not having any sugar, so I did not feel very good from it. I def feel bet...
2yr
Day 1/7: Avoid Added Sugar Level IV
  • annefood Crazy how we get reprogrammed, right? Glad you could tell a difference in your body. Stick with it- all your dedication is paying off!
  • garv Kudos!
Added sugar??
2yr
It says 3 grams of sugar, but I don’t see sugar in the ingredients unless it’s disguised as somet...
It says 3 grams of sugar, but I don’t see sugar in the ingredients unless it’s disguised as something else?? Can I eat this trader joe muesli?
  • annefood Hey! The sugar is coming from the raisins, pear juice concentrate, and dried apples. Current nutrition labels show total sugar, which is a combination of any intrinsic sugars (from fruit, grains,...
  • ElanaG Thank you!!
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Is bread a NO on this challenge?! I just realized some fresh baked breads probably have sugar??? Help! Tips on which to avoid? Or avoid all?
2yr
  • DietID_TeamDietitians Great question!! Some breads are definitely allowed, but most actually have some added sugar. It's best to check the ingredient label to be sure. Some favorites we love: Ezekiel sprouted grain...
  • joywang Hi there! I wanted to give a heads up if you ever check the label and it still says for example, 1g sugar even though there's no added sugar in the ingredients, that can be due to the natural...
What challenge should I start next?🤨
2yr
  • annefood Are there any areas of your diet you’ve been wanting to improve?
Post workout food
2yr
What’s a good non sugar item to eat after an intense workout? I would usually do a glass of chocolate milk after running but I am starving after playin an hour and a half of basketball!
  • kmkelman I like the peanut butter rx bar. Or but butter in a banana. Handful of almonds
  • annefood Anything with good carbs and protein that sounds tasty to you. Nuts and fruit per @kmkelman is a great suggestion if you want something light. Or plain yogurt with fresh fruit- you could turn that...
  • ElanaG It was at 10:30pm so definitely didn’t want anything heavy. Ended up just going to sleep
It’s getting easier.
2yr
It’s getting easier everyday. This is the longest I’ve gone without added sugar in years. 💙💚
  • annefood That's fantastic @shmoozii ! I'm so glad to hear it. And I totally agree—it can be really hard in the beginning, but once you get in the habit of avoiding added sugar it becomes so much easier by...
  • gracealina I agree! I feel so great I am not even tempted by the free junk at the office!
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Is the fruit “must” in my balsamic vinegar considered an added sugar?
2yr
Breakfast for me at an event while everyone else is eating pastries!!! 😝
2yr
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Are there limitations on regulations when a product lists “no added sugar” like with other terms we see? ie: “organic” and “natural”.
2yr
  • annefood Great question @ingalls ! Supposedly no added sugar on a label means no honey, molasses, high-fructose corn syrup, malt syrup or cane syrup. There are many other sugars that therefore seemingly...
  • ingalls Thanks @annefood! The internet searches get overwhelming sometimes. ;-)
  • annefood Indeed they do!