In order to write a well reflected conclusion in my capacity, I believe that research would be quite fitting to substantiate my own assertions. However, I tend to regard studies with a critical eye, mainly due to articles stating there has been questionable and unethical behavior. To convey and then be accused of possible alternative facts is indubitably to be avoided, so therefore I've chosen to rely on my own subjective understanding, a straightforward approach and express myself with candor.
I've neglected to inform, when first presented, that even though this is a sugar project, other factors like me being a vegetarian and water - the only consumed liquid is relevant. In fact it's so crucial it needs to be emphasized in regards to the outcome. With that being said, I will assume that you won't find a study that can verify my theories anyway.
Furthermore, I do believe it is important to specify what I've consumed during this process. I will suggest that you read my update as I don't intend to write redundancy. Additionally you'll get a concise descriptive representation of my project - NoSukker.
Raw sugar and refined sugar - brief definitions
Raw sugar is sucrose consentrated from sugar beets or sugar cane. It's natural state gives clear resembles to brown sugar in colour and coarseness and provides more nutritions - iron and calcium.
In the process of obtaining the commenly known refined sugar/table sugar, raw sugar has been through multiple comprehensive stages to alter the colour, taste, softness and nutritions - consisting of cleansing, boiling, centrifugation, filtration, drying and bleaching.
The advantages and disadvantages of setting aside refined sugar
The benefits of a non-sugarfilled diet are indistinctive from a non-medical perspective. Despite the fact that I have accomplished a restrictive diet, the only noticed refinement is an inner body cleansing which I believe is due to water consumption. Prior to the project I may recall a cleansing to a slight degree. During this process it appears like it has increased notably. Drastic improvement may have occured medically speaking, but those are not visable.
Nonetheless, we do know that sugar is damaging to your teeth. A clarification is needed in regards to tooth decay - it's not about how much sugar you consume, rather how long the sugar comes in contact with your teeth. Knowing this I can be less mindful.
Self discipline is an imperative trait of character - refraining from sugar is not a simple task. As you try to establish a healthy habit you will experience hardship. After all you are excluding an ingredient you consume on a daily basis. A sense of weakness/low energy may transpire unless you find a sugar substitute. Towards the end of the project I recognized a suddden craving for sweets. My ability to abstain and my commitment to this project made me more patient. Signs of enhancement may keep you motivated but also discouraged as you realize that other factors could be the cause. It may lead you into thinking that the project is rather insignificant due to the lack of distinguishable changes.
Hyped-up remarks such as: "You'll lose weight" or "You'll think clearer" I can't confirm. I believe that we'll all have individual reactions. The effectiveness of such an extreme diet will differ from others. In my case that seems to be an accurate perception. You should not consider my outcome to be the absolute truth. Evidently, everything is relative.
In retrospect, I recall challenging and motivating incidents. This process has been a learning experience. I've noticed that living sugarfree is hard to maintain, as it requires an enormeous amount of willpower long term speaking. I already have a restrictive diet, so to add more to the list, makes it more difficult to adjust. A combination of vegetarianism, only drinking water and a non-sugarfilled diet simply became to strict. Not only was it strict but it would force me into making food from scratch as processed food do have sugar in moderation. It would be time consuming and create a strained relationship to food.
Nonetheless, it has an attentive effect, as it made me more cautious and well informed - it can inspire you to create an incredible blueprint to how you plan out your meals and it can result in a heightened sense of awareness. Also, you gain the knowledge and opportunity to enlighten.
Regardless of the amount of studies that uphold diseases are related to sugar consumption, it's important to underline that it's excessive use that may lead to poor health. Fear-mongering seems to be a common technique to prohibit consumers from purchasing sugar. Unless there's a substitute that unbreakable bond will not divide. In spite of our fondness to sugar, we must learn to strive for a more well balanced diet. Eliminating what could be potentially harmful is an unrealistic solution.
If you're willing to try out this project, I recommend you to take medical tests beforehand and afterwards, that way you know exactly what the outcome is.
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