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“Lactic acid” vs “Lactose” on the list of 56 sugar names - also something to avoid?
10mo
  • annefood No, you don’t need to avoid lactic acid in the Avoid Added Sugar Challenge. It’s used in fermentation (yogurt, pickled veggies, sourdough...) and as a preservative or flavoring agent.
  • annefood And lactose is an intrinsic sugar (not an added sugar) that is naturally occurring in dairy. So no need to worry about that either.
  • ingalls Thanks! I kept looking it up. ;-)
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Salt craving
10mo
I’ve been craving salt lately. Is this related to not having added sugar? Is anyone else craving salt?? 🤷🏻‍♀️
  • annefood I do not believe that there is a nutritional correlation, but it could be that you’re reaching for salty snacks since sweet ones are off the menu. Or perhaps the heat?
  • shmoozii I think you’re right. It’s a little weird is all.
  • garv Not weird at all . Salt does provide satiation.
Agave nectar
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Is that allowed?
  • annefood Nope! Agave nectar is an added sugar (as are maple syrup, coconut nectar, honey, etc.).
  • ElanaG I didn’t think so, so I used half a pass since I ate a couple spoonfuls of Greek yogurt with it (siggi).
    Hard to find stuff while away on business!
  • annefood Good call. Yes it is indeed!
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No more passes for me
10mo
Well I am only halfway thru level III and I am pretty sure that I have used up all of my passes for the next level....and I haven’t even gotten pass the father’s day party. Oh boy, I’m toast.
How do the streaks work?? I don’t really understand. Mine is always zero :(
10mo
  • annefood A streak is when you don’t use any full or half passes, and thus successfully avoid added sugar. No passes used for 3 days and you have a 3 day streak, for example. It resets when you use one- I...
  • shmoozii I was wondering about that too.
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My kids are eating s’mores. I’m ☠️
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gracealina's post
  • annefood You’ve got this!
  • gracealina It was tough, but I managed to resist! Too scared to start over, because the first few days were the hardest!
  • shmoozii 👏👏👏
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Friday night sweet tooth.. 3 bananas, 1/2 c peanut butter, 1/2 c cocoa Mix drop on cookie sheet in a table spoon. Bake 15 minutes yum!
10mo
  • annefood Awesome! Banana is such a great way to sweeten baked goods!
  • tovisnaw Ok...not loved at all in the house. But hey more for me. Tried to convince hubby if he gave up sugar they would taste sweet to him
Protein smoothie
10mo
Great recovery for my 4 mile run in the 90 degree heat!!
Great recovery for my 4 mile run in the 90 degree heat!!
  • annefood Glad you found something without added sugar! The one thing to be aware of with Naked (the protein smoothie included) is that they’re primarily fruit juice (mainly apple) and thus have a very high...
  • ElanaG Definitely agree. I’m out of town for work, so I used this drink to recover after a 4 mile run in Denver altitude and 90 degrees 😄 usually I would have made my own!
  • annefood Good thinking on the go!
There’s a first for everything.
10mo
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...
10mo
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!