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That Sugar Film

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Bayview, 4th Jan, 2016.

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  1. Bayview

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    Watched this on the teev the other night - everyone on this Planet should be made to watch it.

    Scary.
     
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    @Bayview - New Years Resolution?

    Also have a read of Peter Fitzsimon's article in the smh - My year of living healthily.

    I'll see how long I can last (won't be too difficult).
     
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    So I guess that rules out Scotch and dry for breakfast @Terry_w
     
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    No that's ok, just not with coke :p
     
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    I've seen many of these.

    The best one I've seen (stick with it till at least 40 min mark as it gets to the point, some ground work early on), is this one;

     
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    Yep; my biggest weakness is the white wine after work - will be cutting that down to only weekends - nothing midweek.

    The rest of my diet is not too bad based on that show. Could always be better, of course.
     
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    It won't be too many more years before people stop calling my crazy for eating high fat and very low carb. Glad to see more of these kind of films happening.

    And sad to see how slowly irrefutable information takes to propagate.
     
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    Have a watch of the link I put up a few posts above..
     
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    I watched it - and cut right back on sugar. Esspecially all the added sugar.
    Although I ate a lot of sugar, mostly in added sugar, I didnt find it too hard to cut most of it out. Its interesting to note how your taste for sugar changes when you eat less of it. And you certainly dont crave it (like I used to).
    I alway had sugar in my coffee and tea. Now, I can taste even the 'sweetness' of the milk.

    I had pretty much cut out sugar - then I discovered Peanut butter M&Ms. Diabetes is an acceptable side effect to be able to scoff a pack of these daily. :D:po_O

    Blacky
     
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    o_O

    I assume you're joking.

    I worked in an ICU for 3 years, and got to see the nasty end of diabetes many, many times.
     
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    Of coarse I am....

    Its a horrible disease - and one which can be prevented with appropriate lifestyle choices.
     
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    @Greyghost, good refresher on what I already know and all valid points. I wish this was required watching for every person feeding themselves and others on earth but a lot of people switch off when they see data/graphs/study results. Moreso when they challenge ingrained beliefs.

    A lot of credit must go to Gary Taubes who, in 2007, released "Good Calories, Bad Calories" which highlighted many of the same facts. It sold very well, got a lot of press and opened a lot of eyes. I think it was a catalyst for much of the discussion happening almost a decade on.
     
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    Sugars they pop up everywhere :confused:

    Glucose (also called dextrose) and fructose (also called levulose or fruit sugar) are simple sugars. Glucose is found in plant saps and fruits and fructose is in fruits, honey, and green plants. Sucrose - ordinary table sugar from juices, fruits, and roots - is a disaccharide or double sugar as is lactose (also called milk sugar), andmaltose. Maltose (also called malt sugar) is found in beer and malt whisky. There are also polysaccharides, complex carbohydrates which include cellulose and starch. The shared suffix -ose (from French) means 'carbohydrate' or 'sugar'.
     
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    Great film, great book too. I've lost around 20kg in the past 6 months from cutting down on sugar. I still like an ice cream of an evening but I've forgone the juices, cordials and timtams that I used to consume a lot of. I've also slightly reduced the size of my meals. Would like to lose another 5kg but we'll see.
     
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    Scariest film I've ever seen....

    I've been able to cut my sugar intake right back without going postal....

    Its simply this....If there is an option without sugar, I take it. Simple.

    Soft drinks are evil....
     
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    I like coffee and drink a fair amount of it. Probably 3-4cups a day. Plus a cup of tea or two in the evening. I used to have 2sugars in coffee and 1 in tea. Just cutting the sugar out cut my sugar intake by a good 10spoons a day. I did this following watching the movie.

    I used to also like a coke from time to time. No a lot - maybe 3/week. Pretty easy choice to reach for a water instead of a soft-drink.

    Im not an extreme anti-sugar proponent, and still enjoy the odd chocolate. But cutting sugar back to bare minimum levels is much easier than I first thought it would be. As much as anything it is being aware of what you are eating.

    Blacky
     
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    I got fat while I was living in Melbourne and when I moved to Cairns 2 years ago I wanted to do something about it. First I tried to lose weight the traditional way by counting calories and eating what was touted as the 'healthy' food. I was constantly hungry and didn't have much energy. I managed to lose ~10kg but the lifestyle I was leading wasn't maintainable.

    I had always known my body hates carbs so did a bit of reading and learned about the low carb and high fat and protein diet and putting my body in ketosis so away I went. A fortnight in I go through the keto flu and (just) make it out the other side. It's been fairly smooth sailing since then as I love cheese, bacon, cream, meat etc so this is just me eating to what I enjoy. The weight pretty much dropped off me and have now leveled out. I'm rarely hungry or crave the 'bad' food or feel like I'm missing out on stuff and am the fittest I have ever been.

    This past week and a half has been an interesting 'experiment' as I've been eating a bucket load of carbs and it's amazing the difference it's made in me. Apart from feeling bloated and 'meh' I'm constantly hungry even though I was eating 3-4 times more than what I usually do. And I reckon my immune system has been lowered too (maybe coincidence?). I had a mini man-flu just after Christmas and got a cold sore for the first time in years. I won't go into the TMI of the time being spent on the loo....

    Now I'm really struggling to get back into my normal rhythm again after only lapsing for a bit over a week. All I can think about now is my next sugar fix. It's weird - even though it makes me feel like cr@p I still want it! Anyway, back to BAU now and my Christmas binge will be a distant memory.
     
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    That's excellent!
     
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