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#1 General health matters.

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I've been for my annual health check-up this morning, and it seems I need to reduce my sugar intake. :(

So, first thing to go has to be sugar in tea and coffee, but in the short term I'd like to try some non sugar sweeteners.

Any recommendations ?
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#2 Re: General health matters.

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Just go cold turkey.
You'll get used to it after a couple of days :)
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Change your brand of tea and coffee, that way you will be distracted by the change in taste and less likely to notice the lack of sugar.
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I know its not for everyone and perhaps I appear to be a bit of a sat case, but I use an app, MyFitnessPal, on my smartphone to keep track of what I imbibe. It gives me targets for carbs/protein/fats/salt/sugars and the like. Sugar is the hardest one to keep on target but because I eat a lot of fruit rather than sugar in drinks and the like, which I cut out years ago (I can't remember the last time we bought a bag of sugar).
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The missus just came in with some jeans for me from the charity shop.

Me...They’d better not be 38s

Her...Well they are, you fat bastard.

Charmed I’m sure.

Best log into “My Fitness Pal” again. :lol: :lol:
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Cressy Snr wrote: Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:12 pm The missus just came in with some jeans for me from the charity shop.

Me...They’d better not be 38s

Her...Well they are, you fat bastard.

Charmed I’m sure.

Best log into “My Fitness Pal” again. :lol: :lol:
38 waist ? Join the club Steve. :)
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Cressy Snr wrote: Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:12 pm The missus just came in with some jeans for me from the charity shop.

Me...They’d better not be 38s

Her...Well they are, you fat bastard.

Charmed I’m sure.

Best log into “My Fitness Pal” again. :lol: :lol:
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The Mirtazapine tablets that control my anxiety, have the side effect of causing weight gain, which is a bit unfortunate. At this moment, it’s either be slim and virtually unable to function, or overweight and have a reasonable existence.

At the moment, being a slightly fat bastard is the only sensible choice :(
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Cressy Snr wrote: Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:50 pm
At the moment, being a slightly fat bastard is the only sensible choice :(
If it keeps you sane and happy then so be it.
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Cressy Snr wrote: Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:50 pm At the moment, being a slightly fat bastard is the only sensible choice :(
Being able to smile is one of the most important things in life Steve! 8)
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Yeh, but only if you feel like smiling. Otherwise it's just like one of those cheap weekly self-help emails that we get at work giving you lists of easy things you can do to improve your mental health :roll:
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IslandPink wrote: Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:23 pm Yeh, but only if you feel like smiling. Otherwise it's just like one of those cheap weekly self-help emails that we get at work giving you lists of easy things you can do to improve your mental health :roll:
Of course, I didn't think beyond being able to genuinely smile.
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It's the curse of 'Wellbeing Wednesday', Ray - which has replaced some genuine healthcare benefits at work that we used to have.
How's the sugar reduction going Phil ? I gave it up for Lent, when I was about 20, never went back.
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Sugar is hidden EVERYWHERE. I would keep the little bit of sugar in your tee but reduce intake dramatically elsewhere. Bread, rice, potatoes, corn, beer and crisps are pure poison for those with sugar issues. Google glycemic index for life saving details. I find that artificial sweeteners keep our urge for sweet active.
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IslandPink wrote: Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:12 am
How's the sugar reduction going Phil ?
Phase 1 is no added sugar, and it's going well.

Phase 2 will be to look at things naturally high in sugars.
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