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Old 06-02-2013, 02:32 PM
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Unfortunately I'm a diet pop junky, so I figure I'll wait to tackle that. I guess sugar is supposed to raise your dopamine, so I'm trying to find dopamine raising activities.
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:22 PM
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I had to cut out sugars among other things due to allergy issues. (not towards sugars, just really bad hay fever which lead to really bad cross allergies towards foods.)

I read a few of Max O. Burker's books which were really interesting and helped in understanding WHY I was doing what I was doing. lol If you take his books with a grain of salt, they're pretty good advice IMO. (though they are a bit outdated - hence the grain of salt)


Anywho, it wasn't really THAT hard for me, mostly because I was used a pretty balanced diet from home. No white bread/pasta, soda, artificial colorings etc.... (Yeah, I was the kid with the gross organic fruit leather things)
I switched up all my pasta to whole grain pasta (I don't taste the difference), buy whole wheat bread (REAL whole wheat bread, read the ingrediants... alot of WWBs are loaded with sugar and artificial color, so it looks like Whole Wheat)
What really helped me was substituting with honey. If I made a cake, I would use honey, instead of sugar, for example. I don't really have a huge sweet tooth though =/ I allowed myself the occasional chocolate though
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I actually found an awesome wheat bread from Whole Foods without any sugar. Honestly I was shocked when I started reading the labels of wheat bread--so much sugar!
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I actually found an awesome wheat bread from Whole Foods without any sugar. Honestly I was shocked when I started reading the labels of wheat bread--so much sugar!
Me too. -.- Esp. the packaged kind =/

Though when I make bread, a lot of recipes all for sugar as well. I replace with honey and it tastes just as good.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:08 PM
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Well, no headaches today but I was tired! We went for a hike with Sally and I was totally wiped out afterward, I dozed a good part of the afternoon.

What are people's experiences with baking with honey? I know it's still a sugar, but it is a bit better than refined and I do like to bake occasionally.
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I bake with honey sometimes! I have also used maple syrup depending on what it is. But as I get further and further from when I used to eat sweets I find I don't need it as much and don't miss it. I just finish baking a loaf of banana bread with no sweeteners besides the bananas themselves and it's delicious. I have banana mug cakes I make for breakfast sometimes and the original recipe calls for honey, and over time I just kinda forgot to add it in. After I realized I wasn't adding it in I was like "Oh! ...oh. Welp." No need to add it back in since I don't miss it.

You might also look into palm sugars or coconut sugars, both of which sometimes pop up in primal or paleo baking. Coconut sugar is the big one I see and I believe even comes in a powdered variety?

No added sugar doesn't need to destroy the baking bug! Though honestly, I made a gluten free cake for a friend's party, and didn't think it was necessarily fair to insist they have a cake that fits into all of MY dietary parameters - so I used a gluten free cake mix with sugar in it. I could definitely tell I had eaten sugar, but really, I don't object to it as opposed to, say, a bajillion artificial sweeteners instead. I would SO MUCH rather put actual cane sugar into my body than something that was generated in a lab. For me personally, as long as I recognize that this is a Treat and is firmly in the Treat box, not something I eat often, it's okay. I'm not going to beat myself up over eating a slice of gluten-free cake for my friend's 25th wedding anniversary! But I think you will find in many cases there are ways to use something more natural in your baking, like honey or even applesauce.
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Beanie, I'd love to have the recipe for your banana bread.
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Beanie, I'd love to have the recipe for your banana bread.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:23 AM
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It's this one:
http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/g...-banana-bread/

I actually made it specifically so I could make his French Toast this morning (which I am currently shoveling in my face.)
http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/b...-french-toast/
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It's this one:
http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/g...-banana-bread/

I actually made it specifically so I could make his French Toast this morning (which I am currently shoveling in my face.)
http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/b...-french-toast/
Mug cake recipe, please!
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