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Forming my sugar reduction habit

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My 125 Days Sugar-Free: Gaining Health and Clarity

“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own — Bruce Lee“ encapsulates my journey away from added sugar.

Here’s how I regained control:
✅Conscious Choices: Daily decisions keep me free from added sugars
✅Smart Shopping: I scrutinize labels to avoid hidden sugars
— surprising how often they’re included!
✅Mindset Shift: Sweets aren’t rewards; they’re old habits I leave behind
✅Natural Sweets: I opt for whole fruits and hydrate with water, steering clear of processed alternatives

What I gain:
→ Mindful eating: Empowered food choices
→ Boosted well-being: Steady energy, better health
→ Time saved: Less label-reading, more focus on what nourishes

It’s not about restriction, but active choices for lasting health.

For more insights on this change, I recommend:
↳ Outlive by Peter Attia
↳ Wheat Belly by William Davis
↳ The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes
↳ Beat Sugar Addiction Now! by Jacob Teitelbaum and Chrystle Fiedler

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Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, and add what is specifically your own (Bruce Lee)

Detaching from added sugar is really tough and I need to make a conscious effort to detach. Now I’m again mainly free from added sugar for 125 days. And it feels great.

It is my choice! And I’m in control. But I also need to take a conscious decision and have to regulate the craving.


  • I don’t buy nutrition that has added sugar. I read through the ingredient list of what I purchase. Often one would not even imaging that industry would have added sugar!
  • I reframe my thoughts from sweets being a reward to sweets being a useless, poisoning source
  • I mainly drink water and reject juice, soft-drinks, alcohol and I’m careful with any hidden sugar
  • I eat fruits as whole fruits - e.g. an apple instead of an apples leftover after destroying its structure - like juice or apple puree. And overall reduce fruits intake.
  • I sleep enough - to avoid graving for sugar
  • I forgive myself if I had a weak moment where I again got trapped. I get back to habit forming and stick to my 2 days rule. There are sometimes just moments where it is not appropriate to reject.

What I gain:

  • My longevity and an exceptional health since several years in a row
  • More consciousness about nutrition
  • Higher and longer lasting energy compared to short term energy bursts and crashing down on energy levels afterwards
  • Interestingly - saving time - as I can discard a huge percentage of processed foods and trim down to my selected sources of nutrition.

Sources with interesting insights:

  • Outlive by Peter Attia
  • Wheat Belly by William Davis
  • The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes
  • Beat Sugar Addiction Now! by Jacob Teitelbaum and Chrystle Fiedler

Posted on LINKEDIN on 2024-05-05_Sun


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