Real Food Challenge Day 46 by MLC | Mar 4, 2010 | Events | 11 comments Sugar Sugar Sugar, why is it that sugar is the one thing we always turn to for ‘comfort food’? Scott Kustes from the Fitness Spotlight provides with some insight on what exactly is happening when we consume sugar. Real Sugar Vs. Artificial Sweeteners: Which Is Better? 11 Comments Kelly P. on March 4, 2010 at 11:19 am Sugar is sugar is sugar as my body is concerned. It reads it all the same way – with a tremendous spike and the inevitable crash….booo. If I am going to do it, I would always prefer to go natural where possible. I learned that aspartame wreaks havoc on the female hormones and the ovaries, triggering some really negative imbalances. Nothing I particurlarly enjoy. So as much as possible, I avoid it. This meant giving up my beloved diet pepsi addiction. No other food was as hard for me to give up as this was. Log in to Reply Motha on March 4, 2010 at 12:54 pm If I happen to have sugar (of the unnatural kind) it gives me a jolt of energy, makes me twitchy and then comes complete tiredness a while after. If I have too much of it… it takes me days to recover. Live and Learn. As for sugar of the natural kind… I don’t see a bad effect on my body… but I am not eating copious amounts… so maybe that’s why. As for dinner… gah, I forgot to take something out. Maybe the supper fairy will have made something for me? One can dream. Probably end up having shrimp curry since it’s easy to defrost. Log in to Reply MLC on March 4, 2010 at 1:21 pm @Luke – from yesterdays post Goes back to the question, how do you know you are running just fine? My Dad says the same thing to me with respect his copious potato consumption, he has been eating that way for years. People have just come to terms with feeling a certain way and have never known what it feels like to feel great, or even just better. Those ‘regular’ eggs are not natural choices. They are pumped full of antibiotics. Watch Food Inc. Here’s a synopsis: http://www.filmjournal.com/filmjournal/content_display/reviews/specialty-releases/e3i8c1b0c018a8f12984a0e198d62c09544 Log in to Reply maxine on March 4, 2010 at 3:01 pm Steak & Bok Choy Log in to Reply Daryl C on March 4, 2010 at 3:27 pm Chicken liver & baked cabbage….tastes alot better then it sounds Log in to Reply natalie g on March 4, 2010 at 3:33 pm Tonight’s dinner is something with Pork, possibly pan fried with applesauce and green beans. Then is the deep tissue massage #2, I’m a bit scared but at least now I know what to expect. On the sugar topic, I have used honey in various dishes from time to time as I need a sweet fix, last night I had an eggy almond flour soufle with blueberries and honey combo. It was good, but I defineatly try to use it spareingly. Today my husband (not officially on the challenge) ordered fries with his lunch and gave me one fry with ketchup and I sure noticed how incredibly sweet that red syrup was! I really enjoy the posts (& links), gives me a much better perspective. It is getting easier every day to say no to the normal office food, but I do dream of the day after sectionals, there will be some deviation, in what form is yet to be decided but my 20 % is coming. Log in to Reply Kerri A. on March 4, 2010 at 6:26 pm supper: stuffed peppers and a salad snack: fruit salad with coconut milk Found this magazine called Clean Eating its not entirely paleo but has some great recipes that could be easily changed. Log in to Reply mikep on March 4, 2010 at 8:32 pm Dinner is some pork chops, chicken wings with a salad. Log in to Reply chris on March 4, 2010 at 10:09 pm I made Natalie G’s pecan pork cutlets with butternut squash…freaking awesome!!!! Log in to Reply michelle and smokey jo on March 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm hamburger soup just before leaving work. I tend to agree with the article on which is better real or fake sugar. Don’t get me wrong, I wanna reach for something sweet at least twice a day but neither of them are any good for us so I really try and stay away. Log in to Reply steve A, on March 4, 2010 at 10:19 pm Sorry, that above comment was mine. Damn these chicks using my computer! They keep changing the name :o) Log in to Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.