We all know that too much sugar is bad for us. In fact, I haven’t eaten sugar since 2009.
But why would someone who eats only low glycemic sweeteners cut those out, too? As someone who follows a modified anti-candida diet and has no plans to change that any time soon, I’m already eating a really low glycemic, whole foods-based, sugar-free, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free diet (also with no alcohol or coffee, and avoiding most mushrooms, vinegars, moldy foods, as well as a few other things. . . whoah).
In today’s video, I talk about my experiment with cutting out all added sweeteners over a two-week span, why I did it, the results I saw, and what I learned from the experience.
Question: Have you ever cut out ALL added sweeteners from your diet? How long did you do it? What were the results?
- The two main reasons I cut out all sweeteners for 2 weeks
- How healthful sweeteners can still cause your diet to be more acidic, even if they are alkaline
- The most important physical effect I noticed
- The impact that no sweeteners had on my sweets cravings
- What I learned from the experience
- How the experience affected my eating habits over the long term
- Key triggers that prompt cravings and eating sweets
- Why you might want to try your own 2 weeks with no sweeteners
- Benefits of doing this 2 week no-sweeteners period
- New program all about sticking with your dietary changes!
- Private coaching with Ricki
- The Sweet Life Club (ongoing support for sugar-free, gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free living)
- Living Candida-Free (Book)
- Living Candida Free (free Facebook group)
- Anti-Candida Digital Cookbooks
- Subscribe to my YouTube channel
- Video: Two Weeks with NO Added Sweeteners
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I’m on 2 months but have had systemic candida for a very long time. I’m going to have to combine aip with candida for a month. ☹️ Thank you for sharing these recipes! I’ve been making some shockingly good food under heavy restriction and these look great!
Ricki Heller says
Great to hear, Sara! Good luck with it–and hang in there! It really *can* be done. 😀
Hi there. I just completed week 1 of a 3 week no sugar added diet. I am also not eating any fruits. The trouble I am running into is that it really does feel like there are a lack of things I can eat! Even when I am searching for recipes that have no sugar added, they usually will include stevia or fruit to sweeten them up. Do you have a source for good recipes? Thanks so much!
Ricki Heller says
Good for you, Jenny! If there are no sugars, no fruit, and no added sweeteners of any kind, it seems to me you’d do best with savory recipes. . . hundreds of which are on this site! If you’re looking for sweet recipes, not sure what to suggest, as I don’t know of sweet foods without natural sugars in them, sorry!