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  • #8171
    Mali Korsten
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    Well, it’s already 8:20pm here and I’ve only managed about 150g so far. And that has been a struggle! I think I might have to work my way up to 400g…

    #8203
    Dutchie
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    I think you shouldnt force it indeed and besides that love what you eat inatead of it feeling like a chore.
    What did you eat?:)

    May i ask why you need to eat a certain amount of sugars,what are you hoping to gain,cure or whatever with it? If youre willing to tell?:)

    #8228
    Mali Korsten
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    @Dutchie – My main issues are chronic fatigue, endometriosis and exercise intolerance. Matt thinks that a massive increase in sugar intake should increase energy levels and reduce overall inflammation (as well as aid in exercise recovery).

    Today (in terms of sugar) I had:
    – 2 sugars in my coffee
    – 2 glasses of apple juice
    – 2 bananas (fried) with 2 spoons of sugar
    – Some chocolate
    – Yogurt
    – Licorice Allsorts
    – Raisins
    – Dates

    = 204g sugar. Which is probably about 150g more than usual, haha!

    So I only made it halfway to my target. But tomorrow is a new day!

    #8230
    Dutchie
    Participant

    @Mali My fatigue has deminished a lot too,but it’s still a very delicate balance for me regarding energy. (seems to have a lot to do with proper bowelmovement,rigth fluid balance in body and I keep going back&forth with my ‘iron’issues)

    Just go on your own pace with the sugar eating instead of feeling like you have to accomplish a certain target everyday,I’d say.
    You mentioned being very good at making apple crumble….crumbles require flour,so what do you use for that? Can you make it with coconutflour?

    #8254
    Lia
    Participant

    Mali, what is your usual diet like if you only get to about 50 g of sugar? I probably eat more than that with my breakfast only!

    #8326
    Mali Korsten
    Participant

    @Dutchie – I do make my apple crumble with normal flour, as it’s not something I have very often! I have made it with almond flour before, but it wasn’t so nice. Maybe coconut flour would work.


    @natty
    – I did eat lots of starch before, but very little sugar (I’m much more of a savory person!). I’d usually have some juice or coke, some milk, and maybe the odd piece of chocolate or fruit, but that’s about it!

    #8328
    Mali Korsten
    Participant

    Now I remember why I dislike sugar! Heartburn, sore throat, mucus, joint pain… is this normal? Is it just an adjustment thing?

    #8443
    Kristi
    Participant

    Mali, I’m curious…why did Matt suggest that you up your sugar intake to 400 gm per day?

    #8444
    Kristi
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    I’m wondering if I don’t eat enough sugar, either. I went from eating next to zero sugar, except for a good bit of fruit and occasional dessert, to eating what I *thought* was a lot of sugar. But, looking at the list of stuff you ate today and your total sugar intake, I doubt I’m getting enough, either.

    #8468
    cookin
    Participant

    Mali- can you inform us as to what you hope to achieve with that exact amount of sugar every day? And do you feel any different today after the big increase?

    • This reply was modified 9 years, 2 months ago by cookin.
    #8558
    Mali Korsten
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    @Kristi – In Matt’s words, “Sugar is energy, starch makes you sleepy” (or something to that effect). The starch-induced sleepiness is therapeutic, but given that I’m already tired 90% of the time, I’m looking for something that will enable me to do activities other than sleeping/resting! The hope is that boosting sugar intake will help get my energy levels up and reduce general inflammation. I wouldn’t advise assuming that you need more sugar just because Matt recommended this approach for my particular issues. Everyone has unique requirements. I suggest you speak to Matt using the “Get Help” program to assess your individual needs.


    @cookin
    – I’m hoping for an increase in energy levels, less overall inflammation (which should in turn alleviate my Endometriosis symptoms), and the ability to exercise again without getting sick afterwards! So far I feel pretty horrible, but I think that’s just because my body’s not accustomed to much sugar at all! At the moment I’m only able to stomach around 200g per day, but I’m trying to work my way up to 400g!

    #8559
    Mali Korsten
    Participant

    @Notherby – Salted caramels sounds like a good compromise, considering I WAY prefer salty things to sweet stuff!

    #8597
    Kristi
    Participant

    @mali, Thanks for sharing! I wouldn’t assume that I need more sugar just because Matt recommended that for you. I was just curious. And, I’m new at this, so still learning. I’m also exhausted. So, so sleepy. No energy, and I have 3 young boys to take care of, which means laundry/cooking for 5, etc. So, I’m just curious if I’m not eating enough sugar or if it’s just that I’m still adjusting/healing. I’m a former “adrenaline junkie” over-exerciser and low-carb and grain-free eater. I would LOVE to talk to Matt…but, I can’t afford him! LOL Maybe one day.

    #8599
    Dutchie
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    @mali if you feel so bad,why dont you try to increase the amount more slowly and steadily? Give the body time to get accustomed to sugars entering? I find 200grams a big amount already for a first day. Quite an accomplishment:)

    #8604
    Mali Korsten
    Participant

    @Kristi – In that case I guess a bit of experimentation could help you find your sweet spot (so to speak). Maybe try switching out some starch for sugar and see if it helps with your energy levels? If so then you know you’re on the right track and can fine tune from there. What’s you’re diet like, currently?

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