Sugar Sagas Continued

Sugar Sagas Continued….
Super market shopping takes on a whole new level. The writing on the labels of any processed food is tiny, so I wonder about, feeling distinctly middle aged, with my reading glasses perched on my nose. When I see someone I know I peer over the top of my glasses my eyebrows shoot up to extend my range of vision and I look like a surprised Mrs McGoo, followed by the nose crinkling to re perch my specks on my snoz. So here’ s what I look for:
Agave Nectar
Barley Malt Syrup
Corn sweetener
Corn syrup, or corn syrup solids
Dehydrated Cane Juice
Dextrin
Dextrose
Fructose
Fruit juice concentrate
Glucose
High-fructose corn syrup
Honey
Invert sugar
Lactose
Maltodextrin
Malt syrup
Maltose
Maple syrup
Molasses
Raw sugar
Rice Syrup
Saccharose
Sorghum or sorghum syrup
Sucrose
Syrup
Treacle
Turbinado Sugar
Xylose
Anything with an “ose” on the end is suss.
The main thing that turns on your appetite is Fructose so don’t eat over ripe fruit.

Phew, this is not easy but I so enjoy my vegies and protein that the loss of sugar is fine. I do eat an occasional apple or peace of stone fruit or an irresistible mango.

A high red meat diet makes me crave sweets. The Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners say meat is yang, dense, heavy and masculine and attracts to your appetite its opposite the Yinness of fruit or sugar or even honey, light, sweet, watery. Sooo it’s probably a good idea, and here’s the good news, to stick to white meats and fish, so the Christmas turkey is A-okay.

The effect so far of my sugar freeish diet is happy digestion and elimination with all the things that implies. My skin looks fresh and I definitely feel hydrated. The most amazing thing is mentally how steady I feel. I am able to concentrate and seem to have more stimina. I am less stiff in the morning on waking and my joints are not so stiff. It’s win all the way for my health and made my choices in restaurants easy. “Would you like to see the desert menu madam?” means I don’t have to perch my specs on my eyse and do my Mrs Mcgoo impersonation in public. Really it ruins the effect of my careful coiffure and makeup. If anyone believes that then good luck with Santa getting through your security locks.

Have a fabulous and safe Christmas New year and Holiday. images

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