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  1. The Life of Jea says

    I need to keep my sugar intake lower because it gives me horrible tachycardia (I already suffer from it, and it worsen it, not giving it to me out of the blue). But then I can’t eat artificial sweeteners either because I get horrible stomach pains… If something is sweetened with honey or so, I get the same tachycarida as with regular sugar. Fruit and berries work best for me, so I figured I will stick to that in an OK amount. And a little bit of chocolate every now and then 🙂

    • LauraJ says

      I eat berries everyday. I use to have a lot of honey and maple syrup etc, but I’ve cut down now. It’s amazing how expensive some honey is because of supposed health benefits. It’s really just a fancy sugar.

  2. Beyoutiful says

    Yeah I’m been trying to cut down on sugar due to family hereditary reasons but I remember when I was in HS that I would drink so much soda and eat like sugary foods. Ever since I went to college for the past 10 years, I’ve been on a strict diet and have completely stopped soda. I don’t add any sugar in my tea. Some people say that sugar alcohol is a good subsitute for sugar but heard that had bad effects on health as well. It’s actually not that hard to drink coffee/tea without much sugar. It’s just getting used to. But I def heard that Honey is such a great substitute for sugar since it’s so beneficial to one’s health. Very insightful posts girl

    • LauraJ says

      I think honey has good and bad points. I don’t think it’s a great sugar substitute in terms of calories or actually consuming less sugar. Most articles say it’s all the same, but high quality honey has traces of antioxidants which refined sugar doesn’t have.
      I use to be exactly the same with sodas. In my old house, we use to have a small drinks fridge because we had a lot of friends over, but it became an excuse to stock fizzy drinks and juices. I use to have at least one a day and plenty of chocolate etc.
      I also use to hate black coffee but now I love it. I think we just have to adapt our tastebuds. Thank you so much for reading and commenting girl! x

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