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I went off sugar entirely for a while. Here's what I learnt

23 9 1841

Everyone claiming that it’s quite easy to stay off sugar is either ignorant or just lying. Or, they must be pairing their black coffee with cookies (any plain biscuit is no less an offender), or, are having ‘feeki chai’ throughout the day only to down a glass of wine after sunset.

Deleting sugar completely from life turned out to be more complex that I had thought, before I signed up for the challenge — just for fun. There were no medical reasons behind that, and likewise, there is no medical explanation of what I found out.

Here are my major takeaways:

1. Identifying the sources of sugar will take time

Almost every thing you see will be off your list. (Photo: Reuters)

For a healthy start of your day, you might think of opting for cereal mix. Read the label. They are pretty high on sugar content. As you proceed, you will find that every packaged and apparently healthy food contains high amount of sugar.

It will almost take a day to identify the sources of sugar and then delete them one by one.

So, you can’t have cereal mix, salad spreads, jam, sauce, cookies (not even mentioning chocolates/desserts because well, we all know they are sugary), aerated beverage, alcohol — almost nothing.

Also, you can’t........

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