How much conscious are you ?Is it sugar or sugar free?

@krupesh (2608)
India
April 4, 2010 11:41pm CST
With life being too busy now a days its hard to keep a tab on your health & especially the calorie part.Research has proved that its the sugar which makes the calorie count higher than even the fats. How much do you think taking the sugar?Is it the sugar or is it the substitutes you take?Please share your thoughts.
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@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
5 Apr 10
i am not conscious at all, i love rice and i love sweets. i love cola too but my wife is the one conscious for me. my mother side has high blood pressure and diabetes so she makes sure on what food i put inside my mouth and she makes sure what i drink. before i always drink cola when i eat lunch and dinner. now she makes sure i have variety of juices and cold tea. before i eat lots of rice and now i sometimes eat pasta or noodles as substitute for rice. so when drinks she gets me the one which is sugar free. but its okay, its for my own good.
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• Philippines
5 Apr 10
that's terrible. I really didn't know that rice can be that bad asa sugar, so i guess this time i should have a low in take on rice. am not getting younger any more i can see that now. sometiems i even eat noodle together with rice, men i should really control it.
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• Philippines
5 Apr 10
har har har. i do that too on pansit canton, pansit bihon and sotanghon but now i learn to control it because of my wofe. sometimes in a very hot weather i crave for cola but she try to make drinks that i will forget the craving. yes you have to control it as early as possible, its for your own good as well. good luck
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@derek_a (10902)
5 Apr 10
I have a strong sensitivity to sugar-based products and cannot eat them at all without feeling ill afterwards. 10 years ago I went on a sugar-free diet with the support of nutritionist and I started to feel like a different person, once the craving for sugar subsided. I have from time to time tested to see if I still have a problem with it, and it turned out that I do. I can taste the smallest amount of sugar in anything and will immediately stop eating it. I can smell sugar if it is in a drink so only tend to drink water or tea. I would never use a sugar substitute because it is a chemical and I don't think taking chemicals into my system is very good at all, in fact I think it is probably as bad, if not worse than sugar. All the foods I need now are as natural as can be. _Derek
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@GardenGerty (99411)
• United States
6 Apr 10
I do not use chemical substitutes for sugar. I do like Stevia, which is a plant based sweetener, just like sugar is. For some people it is very healthy. Most of the time I can do without sugar, but some holidays I tend to go way overboard.
@madteaparty (2763)
• Japan
5 Apr 10
I like sugar, and I never use substitutes for it. I don't abuse sugar at all, but I like it to be the real thing Substitutes usually taste bad, and I think that a good taste is very important when I eat.
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Apr 10
krupesh I am a diabetic so the sugar in anything has to be watched and i will opt for sugar free whenever I can I do not drink sugary sodas, I drink diet sodas occasionallyl the only time I eat sugar or candy is when I have low blood sugar to bring it up. I also go natural a lot in foods such a fresh veggies and fresh fruits. I do sometimes eat a very small serving of cake or pie if I am not running high, but not too often. I do care about keeping my diabetes in check.
@qamarep (4449)
• Pakistan
5 Apr 10
i am not taking much about the sugar free foods i take good amount of sugar
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
5 Apr 10
I try to be carefull and not eat too much sugar, but there is a lot of sugar in products you wouldn't expect to have sugar in them. The same thing goes for salt. There is a certain root that's even sweeter than sugar but has very little calories and also doesn't have the other side-effects that sugar is known for (depression, hyperactivity and so on). I believe they are still researching how they can chemically represent the root, but it would be a great alternative.
• Philippines
5 Apr 10
Hello krupesh, it's nice of you to share this awareness with us, so what's the bad symptoms? diabetes? i had been drinking coffee more than twice now and it's always added with sugar not to mention i have drink some juices too. i guess, it's back to go exercise again.i am sure i can do it if only i get to sleep early.
• Philippines
5 Apr 10
i can see that we both have bad habits in eating and i am a coffeeholic as well. but expert says that our limit in coffee is two cups a day. it was a shock for me cause i can drink coffee up to 6 cups a day. now i am limited up to two cups. like i said my wife is the one who controls of this for me. sometimes i forget or just plain silly insisting on what i want. har har har.
@scififan43 (2440)
• United States
30 Aug 10
For me it has to be sugar. I love to have lots of suger in coffee or tea. it helps take out the bitterness in both drinks. I love to eat candy and and anthing ealse the is sweet. I am sure my intake is high but I can't stand arifical sweeteners. I may became a diabitic one day but that is my lifestyle and it is hard to change.
@hexeduser22 (5854)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
Well I don't take note of my calorie intake but I take note of eating healthy foods and natural ones. Whenever I'm the on to cook inside the house I don't use artificial sweeteners and MSG packed seasonings/spices. I personally think artificial or not too much sugar would really increase one's calorie count
@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Apr 10
I try to avoid sugar substitutes. I stopped having food cravings after I stopped using them.
@cream97 (29168)
• United States
6 Apr 10
Hi, krupesh. My guess is that it is the high content in the sugar alone. For the sugar free, I would only use it sparingly than I would do with the regular sugar.
@GardenGerty (99411)
• United States
6 Apr 10
I try not to eat too much sugar, or white starchy foods like white rice, pasta and processed potatoes. No sweetener or sugar in my coffee or tea. Very seldom drink sodas, which are bad for you whether they are sugar sweetened or artificially sweetened. I am not really too careful, but I do know when I eat too much sugar I feel bad.
@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
5 Apr 10
I am very conscious about my sugar intake because my family has a history of diabetes on both sides of my family. I therefore monitor carefully my sugar intake and make sure that I exercise regularly.
@aweins (4203)
• India
5 Apr 10
hi krupesh, i have not taken sugar in absolute from last approx .you can say , three years. because when i became pregnant, just after two months, my doctor told me that because i am not sweating, my body pores are closed, i have to stop eating sugar and salt because i am gaining weight . so, i ate my food, without salt salt and sugar. and now ihave totally stopped talking sugar. i take Sugar Free. i dont eat any sweet or dessert from out. if i make something myself, which i know, is sugar free, less calories and that much i can burn, i eat, otherwise no.
@advokatku (4037)
• Indonesia
5 Apr 10
My doctor suggested should eat or drink sugar, not more than 150 calories per day of additional sugars, or about 9 teaspoons.