:) because it is difficult.You have skip desserts in family dinners and not be able to have a chocolate when I have an argument with my husband.Plus I love baking.So not having suger and loving baking wouldn't really help.:)
After reading an article about the effects of sugar I decided to forgo the refined as well as natural sugar (agave syrup, honey, etc), to see if it had an effect on my weight and skin. After one month both skin and weight were pretty much the same, but one thing changed: my headaches. I have not had a migraine since I quit all forms of additional sugar, it has been a real revelation. I never even thought sugar had any effect on headaches, or pain, but I have since had 'pleasant' periods, where my time of the month isn't a painful time where I'm reaching for pain relief.
Please note, I am still enjoying fruit, but I have completely given up adding sugar to my tea, or eating any refined sugar. I have tried a little maple syrup and agave in small doses, but overall, I'm sugar-free! It's so liberating, give it a go.
I mostly have. We went organic a couple of years ago now, and as part of that I stopped eating processed foods and refined sugars. Having kids who love sweet things, I played with recipes and learned how to make pancakes and biscuits and even cake without any sugar (or honey or any other sweetener) and after a while we all got used to it. Now that I've been off it for so long, sugar tastes weird to men and strangely not as sweet as honey. I still each chocolate though, but much less than before.
Yes I could give it up. I had given up actually. But then I got married to a sweet person with a sweet tooth and the habit rubbed on. Now its an effort but I could give it up and it really helps. Gets the kilos off, makes the skin feel good.
I've never been a big sugar eater and only use organic now, when I'm cooking for myself. However, I'd like to cut down my use even more, if possible. Sometimes we use stevia, rice syrup, maple syrup and date palm sugar (jaggery) in our cooking, which are all natural and tasty. It's a bit hard to totally avoid, though, especially when we eat out at the homes of friends.