LifeMINUS Sugar: Candyland

Written on December 18, 2008 by

Despite my best efforts, I cannot prove that my wife stuffed the ballot box, so the very first LifeMINUS will be LifeMINUS Sugar.

Now I’ve been researching this, and apparently living without any sugar of any type at all would be somewhat of a poor decision. One of the best explanations I read on how your body handles sugars can be found here.

So the question comes up: Where’s the line? Now I’m sure some will disagree with me, but tough. For the purposes of ┬áLifeMINUS Sugar, there will be no (as in zero, not a chance, not if held at gun point) refined or processed sugar. We will be examining ingredient labels and using common sense to rule out foods that we will be livingMINUS. A list is available that lists several different kinds of sugars that are out. Pretty much anything that ends with “-ose” such as fructose, glucose and my personal favorite: sucrose. Also on the previously mentioned list are sucralose and aspartame, better known as Splenda and Nutrasweet. Now I wanted to allow artificial sweeteners, but really, what fun is LifeMINUS if you don’t go all out? So to be clear… pretty much all that will be allowed are the basic sugars that you would find in and apple or banana. And if there are any disputes, it will be the call of my wife (a harsh judge indeed!).

Speaking of going all out, it wasn’t until last night that I realized that this upcoming week is Christmas. I wanted to back out and reschedule at first. But again, what fun would that be?

Check back in Saturday to see which of us has to go first! And don’t forget to offer us warm Krispy Kreme doughnuts as often as possible!


Also: Would anyone be interested in a t-shirt with the LifeMINUS logo Shaw made on his last post? It could even feature a Unibear on the back. If you would, leave a comment and say so. We’re not making anything if you don’t want it.


3 Responses

  1. Tomko  •  December 18, 2008 @7:07 pm

    (and shaw, i want the ‘I Shred’ shirt too!)

  2. Brandon  •  December 18, 2008 @11:51 pm

    life without sugar is possible…i say go all out. sugar from fruit, also known as fructose is still sugar. sweet tea anybody?

  3. brian white  •  December 26, 2008 @8:33 am

    ringl…you contradicted yourself, you said no fructose, but said you’ll eat apple and bananas? fructose isn’t a processed sugar, its a natural sugar in fruits and veggies. High Fructose Corn Syrup on the other hand, stay away from that.