The No Sugar & Junk Food Thread, For Those That Are Serious About Quitting

realologist

Ostrich
Gold Member
I bought a pop today and almost drank it but ended up giving it away. The only reason I bought was because it was half off. Either way first test passed.
 

netguy68

Sparrow
Started out clean last 2 days. No added sugars, carbs under 20g both days. Doing ok today, but about to board a plane for a 3 day business trip.

At least there is a fridge in the hotel - I can get some decent foods to help keep this going.
 

Super_Fire

Kingfisher
I'm in.

I stopped drinking soda back in college, lost 10 pounds in no time, and now on the once-a-year situation in which it's offered to me I can barely drink it. Almost never drink alcohol, never buy chips or candy. I do drink coffee every day though.

But people keep giving me cookies and other sweet things, often I can't turn it down in the situation. Or giving my girl two dozen homemade cookies or peanut candy and her bringing them home. And they're tempting.

Anyway, I'm off them.
 

whatday

Ostrich
Gold Member
realologist said:
I bought a pop today and almost drank it but ended up giving it away. The only reason I bought was because it was half off. Either way first test passed.

My mechanic gave me an easter egg with a bag of skittles in it yesterday. I smiled and said thanks, she's a great gal, but once she was gone, I threw them away.

Test passed!
 

whatday

Ostrich
Gold Member
netguy68 said:
Started out clean last 2 days. No added sugars, carbs under 20g both days. Doing ok today, but about to board a plane for a 3 day business trip.

At least there is a fridge in the hotel - I can get some decent foods to help keep this going.

Stay strong, men.

Hold the line, "Hold the line!"

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MrTickle

Robin
Gold Member
I'm in. Hoping this thread is as good for me as the 1 year drinking wagon thread https://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-30625.html. I've now been alcohol free for nearly 2 years thanks to that thread. Like the OP I have a sweet tooth and whilst my diet is pretty good I do end up slipping from time to time. I could do better.

Right, I've got a stock pile of easter eggs to give away to people I don't like.
 

whatday

Ostrich
Gold Member
MrTickle said:
I'm in. Hoping this thread is as good for me as the 1 year drinking wagon thread https://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-30625.html. I've now been alcohol free for nearly 2 years thanks to that thread. Like the OP I have a sweet tooth and whilst my diet is pretty good I do end up slipping from time to time. I could do better.

Right, I've got a stock pile of easter eggs to give away to people I don't like.

That's pretty damn cool that that thread helped you kick alcohol. Would be very cool if this thread inspires a lot of us to improve our health as well.

So I'm wrapping up day 4 of No Sugar No Junk and I had to mention something, I started having dreams again. I mean I know supposedly we always dream but never remember our dreams, but the last two or three days I've had very vivid dreams.

Also, normally I have trouble going to bed, but these last few days I've actually been getting sleepy and then I just think "Oh, it's time for bed," and then I've been going to bed, getting a good night's sleep, and even waking up earlier than I need to and getting a little extra sleep. It's neat.

Normally I stay awake too late and then I regret it when I'm drowsy the next day, then sleep when I get home, then wake up, stay up late, and repeat the off balance pattern.

But these last few days have been very different, I'm getting really good sleep.
 

Eusebius

Hummingbird
Gold Member
Put a sugar in my morning coffee today. Still had a bag of brown sugar in my cupboard. Lesson learned - throw that stuff out.

Also, regarding lactose in milk, I'm personally going to avoid it. A no-added-sugar latte tastes really sweet to me.
 

Hell_Is_Like_Newark

Kingfisher
Gold Member
RawGod said:
Put a sugar in my morning coffee today. Still had a bag of brown sugar in my cupboard. Lesson learned - throw that stuff out.

Also, regarding lactose in milk, I'm personally going to avoid it. A no-added-sugar latte tastes really sweet to me.

Try using heavy cream in coffee instead of milk: Low in lactose (sugar) and high fat. IMHO, heavy cream makes for good coffee.

Went Keto a year and a half ago and avoid grains & sugar. Dropped 40+ lbs of fat and haven't had a migraine since the diet change (had migraines chronically since I was 14 years old).

Another 12 to 15 lbs and I will hit my goal of being 15% or less body fat.

Side note: For those of you that really need to lose weight, get a DEXA scan done. It will give you a very accurate estimate of how many pounds of fat you have, so you will know how much you need to lose.
 
Besides a bowl of cereal this morning, ive managed to stY away from sugar.

Yesterday when i went to get gas i almost threw it away.donuts are still tempting but im gonna get some breakfast food to cook in the morning instead of going for that sugar bread.
 

MrTickle

Robin
Gold Member
Spaniard88 said:
MrTickle said:
I'm in. Hoping this thread is as good for me as the 1 year drinking wagon thread https://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-30625.html. I've now been alcohol free for nearly 2 years thanks to that thread. Like the OP I have a sweet tooth and whilst my diet is pretty good I do end up slipping from time to time. I could do better.

Right, I've got a stock pile of easter eggs to give away to people I don't like.

That's pretty damn cool that that thread helped you kick alcohol. Would be very cool if this thread inspires a lot of us to improve our health as well.

So I'm wrapping up day 4 of No Sugar No Junk and I had to mention something, I started having dreams again. I mean I know supposedly we always dream but never remember our dreams, but the last two or three days I've had very vivid dreams.

Also, normally I have trouble going to bed, but these last few days I've actually been getting sleepy and then I just think "Oh, it's time for bed," and then I've been going to bed, getting a good night's sleep, and even waking up earlier than I need to and getting a little extra sleep. It's neat.

Normally I stay awake too late and then I regret it when I'm drowsy the next day, then sleep when I get home, then wake up, stay up late, and repeat the off balance pattern.

But these last few days have been very different, I'm getting really good sleep.

Interesting observation about sleep pattern. Less sugar will give you a more even energy pattern throughout the day. Less peaking and then crashing. I'll look out for any effects for me in the next week or so.
 

47yo woman - the moderator - is a hot bangable woman at her age. Dropped sugar 10 years ago after already having limited long before that. Sure - she likely has some botox done, but 99,99% don't look like that even with botox.

Many of her female friends followed suit.

I told this to my girl and she dropped sugar immediately as well. I can say that it improved her look somewhat over a few months. I guess the effects at a later age are even stronger.

Also - when it works on women, then it works on men too.
 

Winston Wolfe

Woodpecker
Unlike alcohol, we can debate until eternity what falls under "no sugar & junk food" and what does not. I guess every man has to decide for himself.

But I'm still gonna throw the question out there:

What's the RVF consensus on dark chocolate? I mean the 80-85%+ cacao stuff.

Dark chocolate has numerous health benefits, but unless you eat 100% cacao, there's still going to be some added sugars in it. Would you allow it?
 

Hell_Is_Like_Newark

Kingfisher
Gold Member
Winston Wolfe said:
What's the RVF consensus on dark chocolate? I mean the 80-85%+ cacao stuff.

Dark chocolate has numerous health benefits, but unless you eat 100% cacao, there's still going to be some added sugars in it. Would you allow it?

It is nearly impossible to avoid all carbs. The goal (for us keto people) is to keep the net carb consumption low enough that your body has to run on ketones (derived from fat). When you get under 50 grams of net carbs a day, you are entering ketosis territory. The hardcore keto people maintain 20 grams or less. Me.. I found 35 or less works for me (I eat a lot of veggies).

Chocolate is a good source of fat. I use the 90% stuff for snacks and to help keep my fat intake 60%+ of my calorie intake.
 

Montrose

Kingfisher
This thread is *no sugar*, not *no carb*. There is another thread for keto.

Regarding dark chocolate, I would exclude it. Even 80% cocoa chocolate has like 25% sugar. You can get the health benefits from eating more vegetables.
 
Winston Wolfe said:
Unlike alcohol, we can debate until eternity what falls under "no sugar & junk food" and what does not. I guess every man has to decide for himself.

But I'm still gonna throw the question out there:

What's the RVF consensus on dark chocolate? I mean the 80-85%+ cacao stuff.

Dark chocolate has numerous health benefits, but unless you eat 100% cacao, there's still going to be some added sugars in it. Would you allow it?

Those that practice it stress that you have to take in zero sugar.

But it's easy to sidestep - get the sugarfree dark chocolate and have some dry fruit with it. The body treats this combination strangely enough differently.
 

ElFlaco

Kingfisher
Gold Member
Montrose said:
Regarding dark chocolate, I would exclude it. Even 80% cocoa chocolate has like 25% sugar.

I've had very dark chocolate (90-95% cocoa, brands: Lindt, Ghirardelli) and I end up eating almost the whole 100g bar at once. People say it tastes like cardboard but not to me. And it seems to activate the 'oh yeah, this is what sugar tastes like' and it's downhill from there.

Is dark chocolate the gateway sugar?
 

whatday

Ostrich
Gold Member
Dark chocolate tastes bad to me, so I don't really have an answer on whether to include it or not. I've eaten it a few times in my life and it makes me want to spit it out, so, that's my two cents on it.

Day 5 almost complete, guys!

I was buying some water at my local Mexican carniceria and there were some bubu lubus, paleta payasos, and zingers sweets/chocolates in front of me, and I had ZERO cravings for them.

For my second meal of the day, which is usually where I crack because it's unplanned, what I've been doing now is ordering a plate at the Mexican carniceria close by, and it comes with two meats, plus rice and beans. Sometimes I skip the rice and beans, but it just depends.

So what's super cool about these Mexican carnicerias, well the better ones anyway, is that they have like 12 kinds of meat that's already cooked that you can choose from for your plate. You get two big servings of meat for each plate, and the 12 meats, as if 12 meats wasn't enough already, vary a bit each day. So one day I may have lamb and beef tripe, another day suadero (a thin cut of meat from the intermediate part of the cow or pork between the belly and the leg) and buche (pork stomach), and another day barbacoa (made from the slow-cooked head of a cow) and cabrito (baby goat), and another day birria (goat stew meat made using a broth base of roasted peppers) and soft chicharron (not the crispy pork rind, this is a soft, supple pork rind with some of the fat still attached, marinated and boiled in salsa) and other days beef fajita, chicken fajita, or tinga de pollo (shredded chicken with a special sauce on it, pure protein), for example.

So I get a good serving of any two of those meats on a plate for less than $10, it's absurd. They also let me order any weight of any of those meats and buy it that way, so if I just want a pound of one type of meat and a pound of another, that's totally cool. My other option is eating at the UT Club, and the meats there are good as well, prime rib and cowboy ribeye, for example, but I've gotten out of the habit of eating there lately because of the time restrictions.

So anyhow, I love that Mexican carniceria, and it's a cool perk of knowing Spanish to know about these places and be able to order food there (the staff can only speak basic English). There's big differences in both the quality and the variety of the meats from one Mexican carniceria to another, too, so if you explore these places to get your fast, delicious proteins, check out many of them.

So that high protein intake basically means I don't get hungry the rest of the day, and have been able to maintain no sugar no junk.

It's pretty cool so far, and I intend to keep it up. I also ask the lady behind the counter which of the meats are cooked with the most oil and which oils are used, so she gives me the inside scoop on all that.

So let's keep going with this thing, if we can keep this up for over a month, we could possibly change our lives completely.

Onward, men!
 
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