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[poll] Refined Sugars

[poll] Refined Sugars

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2009-09-29
Poll #1485298 Refined Sugars
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I weigh more than I would like to, and refined sugars are acceptable.
10 (45.5%)

I weigh more than I would like to, and refined sugars are evil.
4 (18.2%)

I do not weigh more than I would like to, and refined sugars are evil.
2 (9.1%)

I do not weigh more than I would like to, and refined sugars are acceptable.
6 (27.3%)

  • I note that I m a special case: type 2 diabetes runs in my family and my mother is pre-diabetic even though she is not overweight; an overweight brother also has it, and we suspect her non-overweight sister has it as well. So the sentence should read "I do not weigh more than I would like to, and refined sugars are evil for me."
  • It's not that i weigh more than I would like to, it's that my belly has gotten more squishy than I would like. But the answer to that is not a diet change, but an activity change.
  • What about, "refined sugars are fine in moderation, but be careful not to eat too many."?

    I've found that too much refined sugars .... feels icky. I get better, more predictable, longer lasting energy from complex carbohydrates and proteins than I do from straight sweets. (but I do like the rush)
  • I weigh more than I would like to, but it's not so much food as exercise...

    i.e. It's not about too much, it's about too little.

    or, my favorite expression: Everything in moderation, especially moderation. :)
    • Exercise, while great, is a very inefficient way to lose weight. Check how much exercise you need to do to equal not eating some dessert.
      • Actually, the efficiency of exercise for weight maintenance has a lot more to do with personal metabolisms than strict caloric exchange.
      • I agree with this. Usually I try to eat low carb or unrefined sugars. It's the only way my body can really maintain a decent weight... but I tend to just eat lots of high fiber things to maintain weight. It really does seem to make a difference.
      • My body is hella efficient at adjusting to the available calories. i.e. I eat less and I just use fewer calories. If I then wish to eat more, I must increase my output first, then I can up what I'm eating and keep losing weight.

        or - I gain and lose weight slowly, regardless of what I'm eating. What I'm expending in exercise is *much* more important. I carry a lot of muscle mass for a girl.
  • I recently lost fifteen pounds by removing refined sugars and replacing them with fruits and vegetables. I didn't work out more. I didn't do anything else differently. Just removed refined sugars. To lose more than that, I would have to exercise, and that would mean less than 70 hours of work a week. Since then, I've been bouncing between 195 and 199, depending on whether or not I ate refined sugars that day.

    So, yeah, I'm going to go with "refined sugars are evil."
  • Poll closed due to relevance of next post.
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