Have you ever considered eliminating (or at least significantly reducing) sugar for you and your family? It's something I've been flirting with for a while, and the evidence about the toxicity of sugar keeps building up. I have a friend who quite sugar a month ago, lost tons of weight, feels super energetic and her thyroid levels are back in check. I feel like I could make this happen for myself and maybe even drag my husband along, but feels virtually impossible to do with the kids. One change we've already made is that I'm "outlawing" cereals with more than 5 grams of sugar per 1 cup serving starting now. We've never been big on heavy sugar cereals (like Froot Loops), but even ones that seem healthy can be crazy sugary. In Post Raisin Bran, there are 23 grams (that's right, 23!!!) of sugar.
So I'm curious, have any of you considered this or, even better, done it?
Check out these links in case you are interested:
I want to be very good role models for Charlie once he's sitting at the table eating what we're eating, balance is so important.
As for coffee, one of the articles I read about this issue discussed coffee in particular. I am not a coffee drinker, but apparently, this guy learned to drink coffee with milk and "appreciate" the natural sweetness of the milk. He can't even drink coffee with sugar anymore; it makes him gag. I made the same change with tea a few years ago and now never take sugar in my tea...