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Old 08-05-2012, 01:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I can't eat it, it makes my fibro flare up. Refined sugar anyway. I can eat fruit or sweet vegetables: carrots, yams, etc. I love sweets so I try for sugar free treats, when possible: I've been drinking soda made with Stevia. Or if I eat sugar, I try to limit it. And if I could do it over, I would never have allowed my kid to have it. She, like many teenagers, is a sugar addict. Marilou Henner calls sugar "kiddie cocaine" and it is true. My daughter has been overweight for years and mostly it's due to sugar.

I also have to say that when you stop eating sugar, after a while, you stop wanting it as much. Most things that tempt other people don't tempt me. And it's funny how people push it on you and push it on kids. My writing group could not believe that I could "resist" the chocolate goodies they brought in. And it seemed like everywhere my daughter went, they offered her sugar, at the fish store, lollipops; even school (as a reward.) I wrote about it. I called it "gratituous sugar." And we wonder why so many of us struggle with our weight and why kids are developing Type 2 diabetes.

Sorry for the rant.
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