We Quit Sugar For A Month, Here’s What Happened

We Quit Sugar For A Month, Here’s What Happened


[Craig] It’s day 12, we only have 18 days to go. So — wait thir– i– 31 days in July, right? So 19 days to go. Only 19 days to go! So, why’d we do this, why did we decide to quit sugar for a month? Well, nowadays you can’t hurl a cronut without hitting a thought-provoking expose on how sugar is destroying humanity one disease at a time and I keep coming across videos and articles of people who lost 80 percent of their body fat, unlock the eighth window to the soul, grew a third eye that only sees truth and became an all-seeing all-knowing space baby at the center of the universe. At this point we pretty much all know that too much sugar isn’t good for you. Too much of anything isn’t good for you. Except for WheezyWaiter videos. Haha! Subscribe, like, comment! But I don’t want to listen to what some other schlubs said I want to find out for myself and be my own schlub. But why did I want to find out? Well for one simple reasons. First, I want to live a long time and everyone says sugar causes all sorts of health problems, uh, heart disease, liver disease, the plague, and I enjoy life and the people in it. I want to see my baby grow up I want to live long enough so that there’s the technology to download my consciousness into a computer, and in that way be immortal I want to have more energy, which is apparently what happens to people, ’cause if I have more energy I’m in a better mood. If I’m in a better mood, I can be more productive and earn that dolla dolla bill y’all and help my baby grow up and purchase the best VR system money can buy. [Ada cries in background]
Whatever she was crying about I could pay for it. Money is everything. [Sung] Bad advice! Another reason: I don’t like that sugar is hidden in everything. I want to be in control of what I eat. I want to know what I’m eating. Hey, Tony the Tiger. You don’t know me. Hey Keebler Elves. You don’t know me Hey Frito Bandito. You have a really kick-ass mustache, but you were discontinued in 1971. So you’re not relevant here. And finally, I want to know if what everyone’s griping about is correct It’s fun to tell people when they’re wrong And if they’re right, it’s fun to tell people that think they’re wrong that they’re wrong The point is it’s fun lording knowledge over people. Isn’t that what it’s all about? [sung] Bad advi– Why did my wife want to quit sugar? Let’s ask her [Chyna] Um, I don’t know I guess I wanted to develop some better habits and set a good example for Ada I just resent being addicted to a substance. So what did we do? What are the rules? What does it mean to quit added sugar? Well natural sugar is sugar that’s found naturally in food without us doing anything to it. Like apples, milk, vegetables Bruce Campbell one-liners — [Bruce Campbell] Give me some sugar, baby. — and added sugar is sugar added to food when we process it This is found in things like basically [beep]-ing everything–bread. Ketchup. Yogurt. Dressing. System of a Down songs. [SooD] Sugar! That’s right, sugar is naturally in Bruce Campbell, it was added to System of a Down, everybody knows that Well, so I’d like to reiterate yogurt It is shocking how much sugar is in popular yogurt brands and it’s supposed to be healthy Now here’s where it gets tricky apparently natural sugar and added sugar are more or less chemically the same thing but when you have natural sugar in things like Apples it comes with vitamins and fiber and other good stuff that makes the body process it more slowly In a more healthy way and it satiates you and it fills you up more than added sugar But when you take that fruit and you make it into juice even without messing with it in any other way adding other sugar It’s still technically natural sugar and will be labeled that way but it loses all the benefits of having it in the fruit and so it’s essentially like having added sugar and then there are things like honey and nectar which technically have natural sugar They probably have a little bit more beneficial stuff in them than straight-up sugar But it’s still a lot of sugar at once. So with all of that in mind our rules are no added sugar No fruit juice. No sugar alternatives, like stevia [st-eh-via] and aspartame. Stevia? [st-ee-via] No honey, agave, etc. Etcetera known to be 80% sugar. Yes fruit So this means I had to give up my protein bar. I had pretty much everyday no sweet breakfast like pancakes or waffles No donuts ice cream salad dressing ketchup chips and salsa! Barely any sugar added which why I cheated a few times But don’t tell anyone and one more thing nearly every fricking packaged thing in a grocery store So we checked in video style on day nine. Let’s see how we were doing [Craig] So, what are we on, day nine?
[Chyna] Yeah [Craig] Okay Give me a LaCroix. [Chyna] Give me a brownie [Craig] Mmm, oh, I don’t have one [Chyna, sad] Mmmm. The first three days weren’t that bad. Yeah, this is true It was pretty easy maybe because we weren’t that heavy users of sugar in the first place We have quit drinking soda, and I’ve reduced my ice cream and chocolate regimen over the years Super good! And I’m only eating it to demonstrate to you how to eat it. I’m not eating it because I need to. I don’t like that shot, we should probably do it again. This super good! Yeah, I’m only eating it to demonstrate how to eat So I guess this was gonna be a breeze! [Chyna] You know what wasn’t easy?
[Craig] What? [Chyna and Craig] Day 4! [Craig] On day 4 I was planning on actually shooting some stuff [Chyna] Mm-hmm [Craig] But I felt so terrible. I didn’t want to do anything [Chyna] And I was really grumpy. Hmm. That’s why we started on day 9 I felt too terrible on day 4 excuses excuses Came down with a case of the want-to-dies. Chyna, want to react to how you felt on day 4? [Chyna] No! That was perfect! So yeah, it wasn’t easy. I guess we were gonna feel terrible from that point on [Craig] Then, like day 7 felt amazing Oh yeah, I guess we got over the grumps and everything was gonna be fine. [Craig] Today, I felt a little worse [sighs] Ok, so I guess we were gonna have some ups and downs So what was going on here? Apparently on day 4 we were going through withdrawal, sugar is addictive like drugs [Joe Hanson] … and another one Another one! And another– So maybe what happened was on day 4 we were going through withdrawal, day 7 we were like Woo hoo! Yes, you finally stopped eating like a [beep] and then finally day 9 was like whoa, whoa, whoa, everyone calm down, life is still hard But so far there was really only one horrible day but that wasn’t the worst thing how we felt physically the worst thing was society! Or to put it less dramatically [Craig] Just the lack of options. If I want something quick, but I don’t want the same kind of stuff we’re having I can’t just go to a fast food place and get food [Chyna] When I was on the road like during lunch today, and I wanted to just like swing through a drive-thru and grab something to eat [Craig] Most fast food is just gonna be all–so much sugar [Chyna] I think you could probably have french fries [Craig] I bet there’s sugar in fast-food fries
[Chyna] Really? It’s just potatoes, and… Ok, Google is there sugar in McDonald’s fries? [Google Assistant] The dextrose, a natural form of sugar, is to help achieve a uniform golden color in the sodium acid pyrophosphate [Chyna] Holy — ! Okay, Google is there sugar in Wendy’s fries? Dang it! Ok, well I’m glad I know that. They put sugar in everything, why? Even stuff that doesn’t need sugar in it But there were other good things that happened on day nine [Craig] So I’ve lost three pounds exactly.
[Chyna] So I’ve lost almost five pounds. It’s really indicative of how–the sheer volume of sugar calories I was consuming before and I really want to not lose any more. That–my goal is to like just get more healthy calories in Yes, quitting sugar tends to make people lose weight There could be many reasons but one reason might be this [Chyna] Well today I went grocery shopping with Ada, passed the ice creams and I stopped and looked at like the really fancy ones like the [Craig] Mm-hmm [Chyna] artisanal ice creams and I didn’t want it that bad. Like a month ago, we went to that same grocery store and I looked at those same ice creams and then impulse bought one [Craig] Yeah
[Chyna] and then ate like half of the pint when we got home Cravings for sweets started to go away! Apparently one of the biggest causes of a sweet tooth is a sweet tooth and those cravings never came back not even once! [Chyna] I really want like ice cream or something. Like a Twix! [Craig] Last night, I was looking at Twitter and now this post: butterbeer ice cream I think I was drooling. On top of the fridge, I saw those [Craig] pretzels with —
[Chyna] Peanut butter pretzels? I looked and they have sugar in them!
[Craig] Yeah Okay, so the cravings came back a little there were ups and downs, but that’s okay as long as we generally just felt better [Chyna] I don’t really notice myself feeling better Hmm [Craig] I don’t really notice that I have more energy, but I do feel fuller most of the time This was probably the biggest change for me almost all the time I was just kind of full and it was nice But when we were hungry What did we eat? Transition transition [Barnyard sounds in background] Eggs, meat, pasta with homemade sauce with no added sugar, fruit and veggables for snacks Things like apples with natural peanut butter, which I love and I’m completely addicted to [Joe Hanson] and another one– –in moderation. The best peanut butter is, if you can find it at a grocery store, a machine with peanuts in it that you just grind and you get butter! Peanut butter And quitting added sugar allowed Chyna to get creative. [Craig] You’ve discovered things to cook because of this [Chyna] Cauliflower caprese something casserole Like lasagna, but the base of it is cauliflower I made a ratatouille and that was pretty good [Craig] Took me back to my youth in–or parts of France and my mom would make me ratatouille But now I’m a jaded old food critic [Chyna] I just got that you were referencing the movie, Ratatouille I saw on like a Facebook video to slice sweet potatoes like long ways spread goat cheese on it and then topped it with blueberries and raspberries and it was so freaking good [Craig] It was delicious And finally [Craig] It’s over [Chyna] Yep We planned a glorious celebration. I wanted to celebrate with a [Craig] A wonderful dessert: dark chocolate ice cream, strawberries, peanuts, hot fudge on top. And as I was scooping the hot fudge licked it off the spoon then wait a little while. My heart started racing and I got a little sick to my stomach So I’m just eating strawberries. [Chyna] I just made a very small bowl.
[Craig] How do you feel right now? [Chyna] It’s yummy… It’s really sweet [Craig] Everything’s sweeter when you quit sugar, everything that, you know, has sweetness to it [Chyna] Like me? [Craig] No, you’re always the sweetest thing in my life [Chyna] Awww [Craig makes gagging sound, Chyna laughs] It’s been several weeks since we finished this and I still don’t get cravings for ice cream or chocolate or donuts I–anything with sugar. I don’t even listen to Suge Knight. I don’t even box with Sugar Ray Leonard Is he still alive? He is still alive. Good for him So quitting sugar pros and cons. Pros: feeling full most of the time. Not crashing, energy levels kind of stayed the same throughout the day Disappointing that it didn’t shoot up to superhero levels but it was still nice Fresh food tastes better sweet cravings kind of went away Milk tasted like a milkshake. Not the kind of milkshake that brought all the boys to the yard but some of the boys We probably saved a lot of money and with all that extra money We made it rain which gave us exercise which was healthy Another pro: more health Probably. I say probably because you can’t really prove the long-term effects of sugar in a month But we did lose weight, which is believed to be healthy in many circles The cons: obviously missing our delicious nomnoms. I love chocolate I love ice cream. Yeah, the cravings went away but isn’t life about desire followed by satisfaction I believe it was Nietzsche who said “Just like want stuff and go get it, or whatever.” That’s how life is. So yeah, denying yourself stuff you love isn’t necessarily fun But with time I think you can get over it another con: the terrible withdrawal, which doesn’t last forever But the biggest con for me Inconvenience. Most fast food and most grocery store food is out the window You have to be vigilant about making sure there’s no sugar in stuff You can’t just go out and eat wherever whenever One inconvenient thing that happened We visited my parents and my mom made my favorite meal of all time is her spaghetti with her homemade sauce It has sugar in it. We had to bring our own sauce. And that’s cool, my mom was fine with it [Craig’s Mom] Craig doesn’t like my sauce, he can find another [beep]-ing mom [Craig’s Dad] In my day we dumped sugar in our Pepsi, poured Pepsi on our Count Chocula and drizzled corn syrup marinade on top And we washed it done with Yoo-hoo. [Craig’s Mom] You said it, Butch. [Craig’s Dad] Hell yeah, sugar mama. There it is, this is what quitting added sugar did for us Turns out I concur with most other people who did this and say that quitting added sugar did some good things Good job other people [Craig, off-camera] What did quitting sugar do? [Chyna] Made me grumpy and tired And then I mostly just felt normal [Craig] Are you glad you did it? [Chyna] I’m back on the sugar train But I’m eating less than I was before so that’s good. I think it was worth it, ultimately If you want to do it I say go for it, but you don’t have to just jump right into it [Phil DeFranco] Let’s just jump into it No, you don’t have to [Phil DeFranco] Let’s just jump into– No, Phil! You could just start by looking at food labels and learning about how much hidden added sugar there is everywhere Or, just do what you do. You’re a beautiful snowflake. And I know you can do it, whatever that is One thing you can do if you like this video is click the like button or you can subscribe. If you do you may see more month-long challenges like this. I may go vegan for a month. I may go streaking for a month I’m not gonna go streaking for a month In my previous video I analyzed why people liked haul videos and I plan to do more analyses like that and I’m doing a secret week daily vlog videos every weekday for patrons if you want to support me on Patreon Thank you for watching and thank you for being you [*ding*] Unless you’re a jerk, maybe work on that

92 thoughts on “We Quit Sugar For A Month, Here’s What Happened

  1. The most difficult thing is finding food without added sugar. Most food in supermarkets has added sugar. Most takeaways have added sugar. Sugar, salt, preservatives and colouring have been included in most of today’s food.

  2. Just cutting out soft drinks, candy, and ice cream/yogurt will cut most people sugar intake more than 50% Thats a HUGE STARTING POINT.
    You're right, all packaged food, and canned food has sugar. Fresh, homemade salsa was my favorite go to food.. ZERO SUGAR, but taste GREAT.
    I think everyone needs a 'go to' food, when they feel the crash coming.

  3. Thank you Thank you I quit all sugar drinks for one month and lost like 7-9 lbs and 2 waist sizes but like an idiot I went back on the sugar drinks and gained all of my weight back plus my waste size!!

  4. Immortality is what lucifer offered Eve in the Garden of Eden and look what happened! We're not supposed to be here forever. We're just passing through and need to make it back to Heaven.

  5. YOUR BODIES HAVE EATEN ALL THE SUGARS AND IS NOW BURNING ON FAT AND PROTIEN WAY MORE EFFICENT.THATS WHY YOU LOST WEIGHT.

  6. I've heard that it's the bad bacteria in your gut that need the sugar and make you crave it, so perhaps a month is long enough to get rid of it and this explains why the craving goes away. I reallly wish they'd put less and less sugar in things like tinned beans and spaghetti, they taste like jam to me

  7. Pretty basic stuff really. Don't add any sugar to your own cooking and don't eat ANY processed food. Honestly, it really is that simple.

  8. seems not worth the struggle and OMG ! that food crap you ate yuck ! and you don't look that happy about it neither

  9. Eat less carb (there's good and bad carb), eat more FAT (good fat), it balances your system — no fat in your diet leads to health problems

  10. I agree, remove all the refined sugar but if you’re athletically-minded in particular, don’t forget you need a solid amount of good carbs to fuel your performance (think whole grain pasta, rye bread, bananas, oatmeal, etc). Just finished carb-loading for my running event tomorrow.

    Props for the video creators for withdrawing from the drug that is refined sugar.

  11. Yea this is the reason why i dont do vlogs cause there just so comon people lives are nt interesting wel all have to work eat and shit who does nt do that leave a comment WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU

  12. How have I never heard of you!!! That was my first experience of one one of your videos, and it was so funny. Gonna share the ass out of it, sub, then binge watch all the others 😂💚

  13. Good advice, I just ran across your video! I made a decision to go low carb a while back. No regrets, my health is much better. Because I was in such poor health I have actual medical records to show the benefits. I am now off all blood pressure medication and I am 60 pounds lighter in 9 months.

  14. 🍰🎂🍮🍩🍿🍫🍭🍦🍞🍟🍔🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚🌝🌚🌞😝😜😛😋👑Keep calm and cut down on sugar!

  15. are you sure you’re not on sugar doing this video? i have never been a big processed sugar eater so i wouldn’t miss it for any amount of time. i grow cantaloupe, pumpkins and watermelon for sweets or buy grapes in autumn. it’s added to so many products these days, and comes in so many forms, that you can’t be careful enough. being aware of what that stuff does to a human body is good to know
    thanks for sharing…

  16. I went on a diet 4 months ago and it made me quit loads of things like fried and sugary things. My point is, 4 months later I ate a cake I really loved and that I didn't thought it was too sugary at all. Guess what? Now it just tastes bad because of the amount of sweetness I feel in it. It's just too much. Also! I wasn't a big fan of vegetables at all, and now I can eat those like it's the most common meal for me. So, long story short, quitting huge amounts of sugar does wonders to you and to your taste buds.

  17. I was sugar addicted to my coffee and did a dry fast for 3 Days, twice. Horrible headache by the end of the first day, and connected it to my sugar addiction. So I cut out sugar completely, from all drinks. I've never gone back, I still fast and have no headaches during. I recently decided a pinch of sugar in my coffee was okay to take the bitterness out. The rest of the day I was lethargic and had a slight nauseated stomach, so that was the end of that. No sugar at all. It's the largest and most popular legalized drug.

  18. Good onyas!!! Throw sum #Exercise in their and OMFGERD L666kout!! 😉❤️🎩💪🎂🔮 Cute Mrs Bro! 3:) lol

  19. I quit sugar for 3 months in 2006. Felt the best I ever felt in my life. Had a remission from Fibromyalgia and cfs. Then started eating a sugary snack more and more until I was back to being I'll and in pain 24/7 again.

    Since 2006 I've been trying to give up sugar w/o success. Damn it sugar is so persuasive.

    I dont know why I am so weak on giving up sugar, yet be strong in many other areas.

    But your video is inspiring me to try again. My first video of yours and you are funny and entertaining. I'm subscribing for sure.

  20. If you like to test new "stuff" try no diary diet. NO milk butter cheese … any milk. Even the – may contain milk. I Would like to see your opinions- 🙂

  21. your monolog indicates you need to be born again real Christian many of those things are found in Christ, eternal life Happiness, good health etc. it would be the best thing to give your child

  22. I stopped eating sugar and most carbs, because of chronic disease. I agree that it was hard at first, but now I have way more energy, my skin is healthier and I lost over 25lbs!!! I would never say that your diet can cure disease, but I believe that you can improve your symptoms, by eating better. I should point out though, that some fruit has A LOT of natural sugar and your body processes it the same way, so it's not much better for you. Also, sweet potatoes have carbs and sugar too.

  23. This video has inspired me to attempt a month without any artificial sugar or refined sugars. Especially after hearing that there was actual weight lose.
    Thanks for posting!

  24. Fructose is metabolized by the liver into triglycerides, the liquid form of fat. It goes around looking for a place to store itself. Gradually turns red meat into bacon which is insulin resistant. Internal organs are coated with fat and the entire endocrine system is destabilized. Growth factor hormone that is necessary for the building of muscle is inactive, cannot function. Hence muscle repair is hindered and the body turns weaker and flabby. In particular the joints become weaker being held together by muscle and the body becomes more susceptible to injury. Insulin and glucose spikes de-activate lipase, the enzyme necessary for breaking down and metabolizing fat. Hence fat that is consumed must be stored.
    There is a cascade of metabolic effects that are devastating. These are discussed fully and admirably by Dr. Robert Lustig whose video "Fat Chance" can be found on U-Tube.

    Sugars in the mouth lead to explosions of bacterial activity, in particular "Streptococcus Mutans" which causes tooth decay.
    Sugars in the Digestive Tract lead to explosions of bacterial activity which are detected by the Immune System and contribute to Systemic Inflammation. "Bowel Decay' shows up
    as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disase, Leaky Gut (destroyed lining ) etc.

    There is convincing evidence that consumption of pure sugar is linked to cancer and numerous other degenerative diseases.

    Two weeks after I quit sugar all my arthritis went away! Many other remarkable and astonishing changes in health.

  25. Omeprazole is used to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems (such as acid reflux, ulcers). I took this med for 8 YEARS!!!! went on the whole 30 diet have not taken a pill for over 2 years.

  26. I start no sugar challenge on 26th July, today is 15th August. I also cut my calorie intake approx 300 calorie (1500 cal instead of 1800 cal) and I started little exercise(maybe I burn 50-60 Calorie). My target is loss 350 calorie daily. All was good till the last day. But suddenly after 19 days,(which is 15th August) I struggle to breathe, I have to breathe through mouth in every 4-5 min. Even when I am in rest. Can someone tell me what is wrong with me?

  27. I do hate to tell you right now but you have an appointment with Jeff. You’re not going to extend your life by not eating sugar but you will have a better quality of life that is for sure. And you’re not even sure your babies going to outlive you so. I don’t mean the bearer of bad news like I am

  28. You’re young! You probably got another 20 or 30 years before you will get sugar diabetes. And you will get sugar diabetes I promise

  29. This is the 1st video of yours that I've watched and you both are great! Not to be creepy are you from Dekalb? Some of the places in the video look like theyre from Dekalb/Sycamore buttttt maybe I'm losing it

  30. Sugar is poison in your body doesn't matter where it comes from fruit is just as as bad as eating sugar right out of the bag

  31. If you're having pasta, patatoes and peanut(-butter), you're also eating sugar. Not manufactured but it has the same effect in your body…

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