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How to combat overload of sugar


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Okay I messed up and ate like 4 gingerbread cookies (the big ones) that are soft and have frosting all over them. Okay well some had only the decor kind of frosting so not ALL over them but then one had frosting all over it. I know I shouldn't have done it and I did it anyways. One led to another and another and I lost control.

Now I am feeling really sick as i'm sure it has to do with too much sugar. Does anyone know how to combat it? Is there anything I can do to get it out of my body (besides puking) or do I have to let it run it's course. I feel really sick and feel strange even and don't know how to explain it except I think I'm having a sugar overload.

I see lettuce leafs and broccoli dancing in my head as if they are screaming eat me and I will help you. Will it?

Edited Dec 24 2007 17:07 by nycgirl
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Oh God...I find myself in this situation sometimes also. Except all I ever did about it was puked...but DONT do that. Eat some raw vegies...i think that should help...and LOTS of water.

Thanks mariposasola

I was thinking the same thing lots of water :)

The USDA recommends a daily limit of 40 grams of added sugar.

The Canadian FDA and the American Diabetes Association recommend a maximum daily limit of 60 grams of added sugar.

The British FDA recommends a maximum daily limit of 85 grams of added sugar.

The average safe limit is about 62 grams of sugar.

Hey I did that once!
Except with a whole gingerbread house :)
All by myself too!

   It was one of those BIG gingerbread houses that was wrapped up with a pretty bow at the top. I still get nightmares of it too. But after eating a whole house myself, my stomach hurt SO much that I couldn't even stand up. And I didn't want to throw up either because that would be a waste of gingerbread. So I told myself that I'm never ever ever going to eat a whole gingerbread house again. And I asked my sister to bring me a book, and I started reading the book to get my mind off the gingerbread binge. After like 2 hours, I felt a little better so I stood up and took a good 30 minute walk around my neighbourhood. Now every time I see gingerbread houses and gingerbread men, I get really really nervous.

Original Post by prinze:

The USDA recommends a daily limit of 40 grams of added sugar.

The Canadian FDA and the American Diabetes Association recommend a maximum daily limit of 60 grams of added sugar.

The British FDA recommends a maximum daily limit of 85 grams of added sugar.

The average safe limit is about 62 grams of sugar.

 

So if we really like sugar, we should move to England?

Tongue out

(couldn't resist!)

+^..^= MOLLY

Ha Ha Molly too funny!

 

dolly...you poor dear. That must have been a miserable feeling. Maybe it's good they make you nervous now to look at them so you will never do it again.

I am having visions of gingerbread men in my head and pimples on my face because that's what has happened now is all that sugar made me break out. Gross!

I know i'm going to have to go through sugar withdrawls after the holidays.

Hmm I wonder if sugar causes headaches because i've had one for days now.

Ugh.  I was busy getting things together at the last minute because Alex procrastinated when I begged him, all month, to get stuff done for tomorrow.  I don't even celebrate Christmas but it's still a frickin' hassle because our families do. 

So I baked sugar cookies, ate two to test them and make sure they were done.  Fortunately they were small.  And then was hyped up on a sugar buzz so I downed a bunch of coffee, don't ask me why.. I still don't know.  Only for Alex to come home from work with a doughnut that I thought was from Tim Hortons (they're baked) but he told me after I ate it that it was Krispie Kreme, and I gagged on all of the sugary fluff inside as I was eating it, but was starving so down it went.  Later I baked a pumpkin roll, rolled the first one fine, broke the second, and ate a finger full of the crumbled cake with frosting.  Then Alex baked brownies and had me try one because it didn't taste right to him but tasted too chocolatey to me.

I was dizzy.  I was nauseous.  I was hating myself and drinking more and more coffee.  Eventually I sat down, ate a frickin' piece of bread, drank two glasses of water, and felt better within an hour.

I ain't volunteering for all of this baking crap next year.  I'm moving to the boonies and not telling people I have a phone.
thhq
Dec 25 2007 15:48
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60 grams of sugar? That's only 240 calories worth - a couple of candy bars, a piece of pecan pie....anyway, I got into the sugary snacks a couple days ago - way over 60 grams worth of sugar. I had stomach pains a few hours later - not severe, but kind of jaggy/nervous/tense feeling. Maybe drinking a lot of liquids would have helped?

i don't get sick when i eat a bunch of sugar, but i do get a crash feel shortly thereafter.  whenever that happens, what really works is time.  if i nap for a couple hours, i feel so much better.  i wake up and drink a bunch of water and i'm glad the weird feeling is over. 

good luck!

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