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Re: Escape the diet trap by Dr. John Briffa
« Reply #45 on: 10 February 2016, 12:48:24 PM »
After having read the studies about sweeteners and gut bacteria pointed out on a recent thread, I actually was motivated to give up sweeteners even though I have a tremendous sweet tooth and was the last person you'd ever expect to be able to do it. I certainly didn't think I could. But in the space of a couple of weeks I've learned to drink my tea without anything sweet and I've almost completely stopped drinking soda! On days I work I still do have one or two packets of sweetener in my tea (as "motivation" to get through the day) and from time to time if I'm really craving dessert I might have a sweet tea instead. But I'm almost completely off them.

Can't say whether it's made any difference to my gut bacteria of course nor in fact whether or not it's helped my weight loss. But I have noticed less of a taste for sweets - over the holidays I was having a dessert every single day, and now I don't even want anything sweet at all, unless I'm very tired, and then I know it's just my body looking for energy and what I really need is rest!  In fact I have less appetite overall and am much better at actually listening to my body in recent weeks - can't say how much of that is the sweeteners, but I think just learning that I can't have sweet-tasting stuff whenever I want it and sort of mindlessly consume it has really helped me become more mindful in other areas as well. Between one thing and another I have lost over 10lbs since the start of the year. Another 20 still to go, but I'm hoping I can really keep it up this time! It definitely feels doable now whereas it hasn't other times I've tried - again, can't say that that's to do with sweetener though or maybe I just finally got fed up enough with myself to really commit.

Will be tough when summer comes though as for now I'm drinking lots of tea, but in hot weather I'm likely to want more soda again...will have to find a solution.
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Re: Escape the diet trap by Dr. John Briffa
« Reply #46 on: 10 February 2016, 11:04:34 PM »
Well sorry to disillusion you Nyt - but as far as your body is concerned - when it's hot, you are actually far better off having a hot drink rather than a cold one!  Much better for all your body bits, and more thirst-quenching in fact as they don't cause any shock to any of your cell walls.  Seriously - someone has explained this to me scientifically in the past, but I can't recall the technical terminology used.  But I can confirm it works. 

By all means take the cold drinks bottle or can out of the fridge and roll it over all the hot bits of your skin - cos they're brill for doing that!

Then put the kettle on and make yourself a nice cuppa !
Jenny

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Re: Escape the diet trap by Dr. John Briffa
« Reply #47 on: 10 February 2016, 11:51:56 PM »
Oh, I know plenty of people actually prefer hot drinks in the summer and there is probably something to that! Just...not me, ha!
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Re: Escape the diet trap by Dr. John Briffa
« Reply #48 on: 11 February 2016, 12:09:52 AM »
Liam, have you a link to that article please?

Nytquill and Sedge, I very rarely drink tea but normally have two or three coffees a day.  I always wait until they are luke warm before drinking them though. During the summer, I prefer a cold drink but not too chilled or it will set my teeth off aching.   
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Re: Escape the diet trap by Dr. John Briffa
« Reply #49 on: 11 February 2016, 09:09:24 AM »
Liam, have you a link to that article please?
   

I know you didn't ask me for a link Pauline7, but here is the link for the wee experiment done recently on TV about sweeteners 


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Re: Escape the diet trap by Dr. John Briffa
« Reply #50 on: 11 February 2016, 11:13:28 AM »
Nytquill


How about iced tea of coffee for the summer?  I love iced coffee.
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Re: Escape the diet trap by Dr. John Briffa
« Reply #51 on: 11 February 2016, 11:54:14 AM »
Thanks Ziggy.
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017.  Pacemaker fitted 2008.

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                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

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Re: Escape the diet trap by Dr. John Briffa
« Reply #52 on: 11 February 2016, 01:04:58 PM »
I can't drink hot drinks 'red hot' either.  Nor can I stomach freezing cold anything!  I have got v sensitive teeth due to receding gums and both heat and cold can affect them.  However I absolutely find that warm is more thirst quenching when I am too hot.
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4