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March 30, 2012 1:41 PM
Just curious if anyone follows this food plan, did it with excellent success last year & of course dropped my guard & gained some back
March 30, 2012 1:42 PM
No. I eat what I want.
  11570105
March 30, 2012 1:54 PM
nooooo way... that would be too difficult and unrealistic to maintain long term
March 30, 2012 1:55 PM
I tried eating food with no added sugar for about two weeks. never even contemplated no flour.
the sugar thing failed because a friend insisted I try just one cookie....2 dozen cookies later...
March 30, 2012 1:55 PM
If you can't do it for life then it's not a good diet. Anyone who has eliminated food groups from their diet, lost weight, and gone back to their previous way of eating will tell you that you will gain the weight back.
March 30, 2012 1:57 PM
I agree with the other posters...if its not something that you can maintain long-term..then you will gain all of the lost weight back. It has to be sustainable...
March 30, 2012 1:59 PM
sounds like South Beach 1st phase. .. unrealistic :S ..
March 30, 2012 2:18 PM
Yeah. I think you are just setting yourself up to fail, since it is so difficult to go by that diet. I used to be very strict about carb intake, but I would invariably give up after a while. I find simply setting calorie goals and exercising to be much easier to maintain.
  14837613
March 30, 2012 2:22 PM
I wouldn't say don't eat it at all, but if you greatly reduce your intake of processed foods with added sugar and choose whole wheat over white breads that is always a good thing. Added sugar and white breads are bad for you but cutting them out all together is too lofty of a goal.
  18324260
March 30, 2012 2:25 PM
Totally doable and maintainable. Those that say that you cannot maintain that way of eating just haven't looked into alternatives that are better, such as nut flours. Most people are too weak willed to stick to something that eliminates these items long term because the American diet is saturated with just about everything coated in sugar and flour, it's hard to avoid and hard to turn down sometimes.
  4724989
March 30, 2012 2:28 PM
- Reduce 3 white poisons Salt/Sugar/Flour

Moderate...don't diet.
  13483352
March 30, 2012 2:35 PM
I dropped sugar and white flour on February 1st and I find it to be a very easy lifestyle change. I never really ate bread anyway, and nut flours are tastier. After the first two weeks of no sugar, I no longer craved sweets. I'm less bloated and have more energy. I admit I do have something every now and then, like birthday cake for my kids, but that doesn't make me crazy for more. In fact I usually have digestive issues afterward :P Everyone is different of course and it isn't realistic to expect EVERYBODY to feel the same.
  7250268
March 30, 2012 2:39 PM
Sounds alot like atkins, doable but very difficult to maintain
March 30, 2012 2:46 PM
you know, I actually do follow this plan and with a little thought is really isn't that unrealistic. Now I don't absolutely NEVER eat sugar or flour, but I make a concentrated effort not to eat them. By no sugar I mean no unrefined, white sugar. Natural sugars (like those found in fruits) to me are fine in moderation. Agave is a great sweetner, as is honey and Xylitol. I try to keep away from refined sugar, which means keeping away from processed foods (it's pretty much in anything canned/prepackaged/sometimes frozen).

The no flour thing is actually quite easy. That just means no bread made with flour (not all bread has flour, amazing as it may seem), no pasta and no wraps/muffins/cakes etc. Flour creates a kind of glue in your body and for me it causes me to feel sluggish and bloated/gassy.

So unrealistic to cut out (or trim down) sugar and flour? I say not at all! Look for the alternatives. You will soon find there are plenty of other much healthier ways to fuel your body without these two tiny things....that btw are not a "food group".
March 30, 2012 2:50 PM
i dont like to eat flour, i havent eaten it for a couple months other than birthday cake on special occasions or half a pb n j. i dont include it into my meals, i dont go for white breads or anything like that - that is very do able. as for sugar, u can also cut that out easily besides what is into sweets that u may have on occasion and fruits and some veggies as well. i feel, the more natural one eats and the less bull**** , the better u feel, and of course you can lose weight and eliminate the unhealthy. there isnt anything healthy about sugar or white flour . good luck:)
March 30, 2012 2:51 PM
QUOTE:

you know, I actually do follow this plan and with a little thought is really isn't that unrealistic. Now I don't absolutely NEVER eat sugar or flour, but I make a concentrated effort not to eat them. By no sugar I mean no unrefined, white sugar. Natural sugars (like those found in fruits) to me are fine in moderation. Agave is a great sweetner, as is honey and Xylitol. I try to keep away from refined sugar, which means keeping away from processed foods (it's pretty much in anything canned/prepackaged/sometimes frozen).

The no flour thing is actually quite easy. That just means no bread made with flour (not all bread has flour, amazing as it may seem), no pasta and no wraps/muffins/cakes etc. Flour creates a kind of glue in your body and for me it causes me to feel sluggish and bloated/gassy.

So unrealistic to cut out (or trim down) sugar and flour? I say not at all! Look for the alternatives. You will soon find there are plenty of other much healthier ways to fuel your body without these two tiny things....that btw are not a "food group".


YOU ARE SO RIGHT! :)
March 30, 2012 2:51 PM
btw Nut flour is still flour....like rice flour, corn flour etc
March 30, 2012 2:52 PM
I don't eat flour (or gluten whatsoever), but I do eat sugar very occasionally. I work for a chocolate factory, so I have to test truffles sometimes. Also, I just like a dessert occasionally. I try to stick with honey or maple syrup for sugar.
  8684809
March 30, 2012 2:54 PM
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Totally doable and maintainable. Those that say that you cannot maintain that way of eating just haven't looked into alternatives that are better, such as nut flours. Most people are too weak willed to stick to something that eliminates these items long term because the American diet is saturated with just about everything coated in sugar and flour, it's hard to avoid and hard to turn down sometimes.


THIS! i have considered this many times. I would love to do it and am hoping to still achieve it. I'm getting there slowly though. Taking a few extra steps to not have them and keep adding to it. My goal is by the time I'm pregnant and have children, both of these things will be 80% out of our diets. I leave room for eating out, eating at other peoples houses, etc. It's doable, and totally healthy and worth it! do it! :)
April 1, 2012 7:10 PM
its not that hard. you just have to do it.
  17987792
April 1, 2012 8:43 PM
THANKS to everyone for all the input, was very helpful :)
April 1, 2012 8:48 PM
It is the Only way for someone with Celiacs disease to go without flour and sugar is so not good for us, I have eliminated gluten from my diet since November 2011, now i have to work on the sugar :) It is realistic for me to want to be well for the rest of my days on earth!
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April 1, 2012 9:05 PM
I don't eat sugar, low carbs, no starch, low fat...do-able just have to make the change in life.
April 1, 2012 9:50 PM
About 5 years ago I found out that my body was highly sensitive to cane sugar and wheat (among other things); eating these foods gives me digestive problems and painful, stubborn eczema. I was highly motivated to quit eating these foods, and once I accepted that this would be a long-term life-style change, it wasn't too bad. Basically what it means is that I have to prepare most of my own food from scratch, since so much prepared food and restaurant food contains sugar and/or wheat. If a person isn't interested in or able to make most of their food from scratch it would be pretty frustrating. One thing that I've found is that there are SO MANY delicious foods to eat! (with out eating sugar and wheat!).

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