Good. I stopped buying jams way before keto because I want FRUIT but if I eat enough jam to get enough fruit, I get way too much sugar, it’s horrible.
But now, on low-carb since ages… I am completely unable to understand people’s obsession with adding a ton of sugar into an already very very very very sugary item. Strawberries often aren’t sweet and flavorful enough (this hit and miss is one reason it’s not one of my many favs) but people do it to very sweet fruits as well, it’s horrible.
I have a fruit garden and in the years not being this one (it’s a dark year diseases everywhere) I pressure can a lot of fruit. They are so, so much better not using anything but the fruit. Adding water and sugar is so crazy from my viewpoint. And jam recipes? As much added sugar as fruit, sometimes more. What. I want to take OUT sugar But yeah, I am a veteran low-carber, I have changed. Still. The recipes are frightening.
I wouldn’t either. I eat my own fruits and jams too In moderation. Jams are tricky but the least sweet fruits work better.
It seems we have somewhat similar experiences. I have changed a lot since the beginning too. No wonder, it was vegetarian keto with sweets all the time to keep my carbs “low” and now it’s very close to carnivore on a proper day… Swapping vegs and oily seeds to meat helped tremendously. But I do keep my tiny extras. And taste my fruits. So much joy in so few carbs! And what if I use up my (non-existent but let’s suppose I have such a thing) carb allowance on a single piece of fruit? I can avoid all plants for the rest of my day and I won’t even feel I am missing out as it’s quite normal.
Not like I don’t get (sometimes quite much) carbs from my carni food but it doesn’t seem to matter a thing. I often say I don’t care about ketosis, I care about feeling right, being healthy. And it doesn’t seem that my animal sugars do something bad.
I am a bit torn regarding this as I get it and somewhat agree BUT it’s still better to eat 100g sugar instead of 200, isn’t it?
And if it’s just someone’s purchase, a single time, we can’t even possibly know if the same person will consume all things.
I can imagine someone preferring the taste of the diet coke. Why not? I saw worse. Like preferring the UHT flavor in milk. (I prefer freshly milked, warm, foamy milk, thank you. But I actually was lucky to try that out while the person in question was too far from such experiences.)
And while one may drink Coke for the coffein and taste, certain tempting, tasty chocolate bars are only available sugary. Of course one must buy that if they want the joy - but they can use their “as little sugar as possible” rule when it comes to Coke.
So I kind of understand this possible explanation.
I have no doubt that in general, people are more stupid and do things for less understandable reasons… But if it’s just a single case, I can’t know.
And again, less sugar is still better, even if we can’t say no to the chocolate.
If I lived in Australia (or wherever one can buy Timtams), I wouldn’t be this good (no, I eat my share of sugar. my tiny share but still way higher than ideal if you ask me and I keep working on its reduction). But after a packet of Timtam (that I never do anymore, it was the first time I got a ton of sweets from Australia), I would rather drink something non-sugary… It’s another matter than I would drink 2 liters of black coffee (I drink weak stuff :)) with the Timtams to handle the sweetness and I never was into sodas but it’s me, the normal person is different.
I actually feel sorry for people who miss certain relevations many of us here had.
Yes, we probably needed some time without (or just with a minimal amount of) added sugar to change, I surely did but I just had no idea of certain things before I went low-carb, researched, found and made recipes… I just followed the common things for the most part (I went against it here and there but sadly, I really enjoyed many commercial sweets and especially homemade cakes).
I believe tons of people would benefit to just try a lower-carb, (almost) no-sugar lifestyle for a while. But alas, most won’t do it for various reasons. It’s sad. It would work for many and they would even enjoy it…
Sometimes I look at my fabulous dessert and wonder why people buy stupid overprized useless sugary treats instead. I did the same and well, it’s experience to some extent but then, I just worked against my own body and mind. And I hadn’t even any idea But eventually I got smarter and more knowledgeable. I was already open-minded enough and pretty resistant to listening most dietary advice. My problem wasn’t I feared good things, I loved good and bad things alike.
I have such phases. I do like water when thirsty and I am thirsty a lot but I still get bored of it.
Good thing I have carbonated water, tea and coffee (I plan to quit coffee but it doesn’t go well. I get better but super slowly. but it isn’t among my biggest problems so fine). Even lemonade sometimes (if you can call an unsweetened one like that. I totally do). My elderberries are flowering, I have mints too so I have options.
I still wonder about what else I could drink sometimes but thankfully I have a great relationship with pure water now. Oh, warm water is there too, it’s not like cold water And I have egg milk and broth for hydration as well, in my eating window.
I hate the flavor of ACV myself but lemon is wonderful. My main fruit but my default woe is carnivore-ish so yeah.
I honestly hardly can imagine a tastier light drink than a little lemon with mint or elderberry flower in carbonated water… Refreshing and nice.
(I wrote light as a creamy coffee or cocoa is tastier Even plain milk.)