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  • I'm just cutting but I do appreciate the lack of lethargy and increased focus.
    Per aspera ad astra.

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    • I have a few weaknesses when it comes to sugar:

      - one is that when I have a migraine, it doesn't seem to get better until I have coffee and some milk chocolate. I've tried savoury alternatives and other things but when all else fails, I need the chocolate in the end. I don't think there's an alternative that works so I have to have sugar on my migraine days

      - one problem is convenience foods and my gluten free ready meals contain sugar, albeit in small amounts, but if the packet says 5g sugar then it means there's a teaspoon of sugar in my vegetable lasagne... looking into alternatives

      - I still have sugar in my tea and coffee, although I've reduced it over time to only 1/3 of a teaspoon, but I can't seem to reduce it any further

      I was satisfied with limiting my sugar intake to just these things, but I was reading a book about my condition by a specialist and he said a few things about the sort of problems that can be caused by refined sugars and carbohydrates and it's made me think maybe I should be doing more. I'm thinking maybe I should make a bit more of an effort though I still can't give it up completely- not reached that stage yet.
      The Lyme Disease pandemic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5u73ME4sVU

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      • Alhamdulillaah. On Day 23.

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        ​​Your du'aa... Always dear, always needed (Jazaa'akumullah Khair.)

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        • Day 23 is fine.

          My sister, mom and I had a rough day so we shared a slice of Keto cheesecake. It was sugar free. It’s definitely cheating so sorry about that.

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          • Originally posted by aelmo View Post
            Day 23 is fine.

            My sister, mom and I had a rough day so we shared a slice of Keto cheesecake. It was sugar free. It’s definitely cheating so sorry about that.
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            Alhamdulillah. On day 24.

            ^ Well, I did have a bit of ketchup a couple of times. Was already poured/squeezed on on the first occasion so just ate it. I guess we're even....some might argue that cheesecake was sugar-free and I'm pretty sure my ketchup wasn't(!)
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            Last edited by Fakhri-bin-Ali; 24-09-21, 04:05 AM.
            ​​Your du'aa... Always dear, always needed (Jazaa'akumullah Khair.)

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            • Are you guys counting fruit on this challenge? And are you really cutting all sugar out or do you have a daily limit? This sounds realy strict or have I got it wrong?

              I have recently tried to eat better for my health condition (I have PCOS) and it is advised to eat as little sugar as possible and at most we are allowed 25g. I've been doing well and have lost a lot of weight. I have protein bars or fibre bars as they have more nutrition and have around 6g of sugar on average so I don't think these are a bad option as i can enjoy them with my tea. And 1 piece of 90% dark choc has less than 1g of sugar and its so decadent.

              I tend to avoid fruit as its very high in sugar and spikes sugar levels but if i do have them I have berries which have the least amount of sugar and i eat with my meals which have fibre and protein so the sugar levels don't spike as much as thats really bad for my health.. or apples with peanut butter

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              • Alhamdulillaah, on day 25.
                ​​Your du'aa... Always dear, always needed (Jazaa'akumullah Khair.)

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                • Originally posted by A Wandering Soul View Post
                  Are you guys counting fruit on this challenge? And are you really cutting all sugar out or do you have a daily limit? This sounds realy strict or have I got it wrong?

                  I have recently tried to eat better for my health condition (I have PCOS) and it is advised to eat as little sugar as possible and at most we are allowed 25g. I've been doing well and have lost a lot of weight. I have protein bars or fibre bars as they have more nutrition and have around 6g of sugar on average so I don't think these are a bad option as i can enjoy them with my tea. And 1 piece of 90% dark choc has less than 1g of sugar and its so decadent.

                  I tend to avoid fruit as its very high in sugar and spikes sugar levels but if i do have them I have berries which have the least amount of sugar and i eat with my meals which have fibre and protein so the sugar levels don't spike as much as thats really bad for my health.. or apples with peanut butter

                  I have been having fruit, but not a huge amount.
                  We've been doing this according to individual criteria... No sugar at all was the initial idea set by OP sister.
                  ​​Your du'aa... Always dear, always needed (Jazaa'akumullah Khair.)

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                  • Day 26 is going good.

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                    • Alhamdulillaah. Day 27.

                      ​​Your du'aa... Always dear, always needed (Jazaa'akumullah Khair.)

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                      • Originally posted by aelmo View Post
                        Day 26 is going good.
                        Just a few days more now till the tastiest pumpkin spice (?) drinks that have ever existed.
                        ​​Your du'aa... Always dear, always needed (Jazaa'akumullah Khair.)

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                        • Originally posted by Fakhri-bin-Ali View Post

                          Just a few days more now till the tastiest pumpkin spice (?) drinks that have ever existed.


                          I actually cant wait! 3 days to go!

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                          • I am actually very surprised at how much of my diet consisted of eating sugar. I have definitely lost weight this month, which wasn't really the intention. I don't mind it for now but I lost weight quicker then I would have liked to. I like to move at a turtles pace when I choose to loose weight but I lost like a kg in a week. Which is not ideal for me.

                            I just dont know how to balance. If I let myself eat sugar then I will eat dessert every day and go over board. I don't have the strength to eat it in moderation. I am too weak. its all or nothing.
                            Last edited by aelmo; 27-09-21, 10:43 AM.

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                            • ^I'm like that with TV and social media- very all or nothing. If I have a TV in the house, I watch too much of it. During my student years, I didn't have a tv in the house and I really didn't miss it and couldn't understand what all the fuss was about but then I returned to living with my parents and got hooked again. I don't have the discipline to just ignore it or leave it switched off whilst it's in the house. Same with social media.

                              I still think you're incredibly disciplined to come away from sugar altogether though, albeit for a temporary period. I really couldn't do that. I'm pleased with how well I've done in reducing my sugar intake and would like to reduce it further inshaAllah but can't imagine going down to zero, especially as so many gluten free (savoury) convenient freezer foods have added sugar. So it wouldn't just be a discipline to avoid the sugar itself but also to avoid the convenience foods and ready meals. Other than the frozen foods, I eat very little sugar- maybe half a teaspoon of sugar per day, that's it.
                              The Lyme Disease pandemic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5u73ME4sVU

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                              • Day 28 pretty much complete. Alhamdulillaah.
                                ​​Your du'aa... Always dear, always needed (Jazaa'akumullah Khair.)

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