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

100 Replies to “We Quit Sugar For A Month, Here’s What Happened

  1. Been meaning to watch this video for a while now, for health reasons. Wasn't expecting it to be so damn hilarious, in a dry comedy sort of way.. loved it. Your parents are fantastic sports too.. I pissed myself laughing at your moms unexpected comment. Anyway, thank you so much for the video .. very funny but super informative too. Im tempted to try this for a month.. the one thing that disappointed me was the no honey rule.. because damn I love coffee and like it sweet. If I did everything else in your suggestions apart from having honey in my coffee it would still of course be beneficial, but I was just wondering if u had any ideas for another maybe better alternative to add some sweetness to my coffee? Thanks again.

  2. i did this 3 years ago and also for a month and absolutely NOTHING changed- the only thing i noticed was that sugary things had a sort of strange taste the first 2 or 3 days, but besides that-nada

  3. Love this video so much i'm actually going to subscribe. Well done! Thanks guys. Actually really helps because im quitting sugar while doing keto. Plan to only use stevia or erythritol later. But wanted to see if i can really go without anything sweet for a week.

  4. Dude, I drink like 5 fantas a day plus a pack of candy. Every time I try to quit by tapering I can cut back to 2 fantas a night and then when I try to cut down to 1, I'll start trippin. Tonight I couldn't sleep and was so anxious so I ran out to the gas station at 11pm and got a snickers and a root beer. I've given up an alcohol and marijuana addiction but this MF is killin me. I tried to play with my daughter today without sodas and I just did not care and was so grumpy and then after drinking one I wanted to just go wake her up and hug her and play with her. This is some real shit. My brain keeps tricking me to drink more SUGAAAARRRR! That's why I'm watching this video haha

  5. I can’t go past a week sugar free. Especially working in a fucking grocery store where sugar is around every damn corner!!!!!!

    I cannot be blamed.

  6. Wtf, every video I see of people doing this they are like "lol that kinda sucked" I'm going on day 4 and I'm losing my goddamn mind…..

  7. Every time you said "ok Google", my phone paused the video and asked me what I wanted. Arrrrgggghhhhhh!!! You should bleep yourself. LOL

  8. …all I really wanted to know here is how this guy managed to get a solid 8.5.

    (Compliments to both of you, I’m sure the dude is chill/quick witted)

  9. If you went grumpy😂when you quit sugar , you have probably eating more sugar when you know .I have quitt sugar now for nearly 2 years , and i have no cravings

  10. Sounds like fasting. First three days are hard, then day four is transcendent and life changing, when the stomach stops barking.

  11. I just started 30 days sugar free challenge. It's been three days now and I'm already feeling very good about it. I enjoyed your video till the end. The drooling part was hilarious!! You've inspired me to keep going. I can do it now!!

  12. Hello, we're a community based on sugar free and low carb bread replacements called chaffles.

    Check us out!

    Facebook.com/groups/chaffle

  13. I quit sugar (mostly) about a month ago and my gosh I can taste the natural sweetness is yellow peppers now! Everything takes better.

  14. If its homemade sauce and its from scratch, I think little added sugar is alright, why not.. there is much more in processed foods, everything in moderation.. its not worth it to not cook most of the time – in money, health or taste way.

  15. Replacing sugar with jaggery powder works as Wonders..jaggery has less calories than sugar,it is absorbed slowly so doesn't spike the blood sugar levels,is in pure form whereas sugar has many added chemicals.. so try switching to jaggery powder 🥰

  16. It’s a good thing to do. It’s just a habit, but a health destructive one. Just be thankful you have a beautiful wife, healthy kids and great life.

  17. I quit sugar for 4 months. then I had a sudden craving in the street when I saw a dunkin doughnut choco butternut. I bought and ate one.. it tasted so sweet. it almost gave me a sorethroat instantly and acne again after 3 days 😥

  18. HAH! Dude just thinking about what the thumbnail was saying.. chick like “FUCK MY LIFE NO SUGAR” dudes like “FUCK IM SCARED” cause life with her on no sugar is gonna be hell.

    Edit- And then I press the video and it just cuts to this dude fuckin punching some random eagle.. HAH! Wtf!! 😂

    Edit – sorry I’m new LOL!

  19. Here is why you got the results you had with trying to just cut out added sugars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFT2IKmwyfg

  20. Your mom is fucking awesome. You should put her more often on your videos. Why is so aggressive with her cell phone thoug?

  21. This video make me started. I saw it by "accident " and then I try this "experiment" 60 days later, 20 pounds less, life changer. Thanks for doing it !

  22. Looking back through uploads in order makes me hate this video. Based on the ridiculous number of views it randomly got (thanks algorithm) Wheezy completely changed what the channel was. You can even tell from the thumbnails. Sad to say I'm unsubbing after like 9 years but this last year has been way too mainstream basic YouTube-y for me. I can't blame him for following the views and the money but I'm not gonna support it anymore. I miss the clones and the alligator pit. I miss the eagle punching. I miss the chips and salsa!

  23. It was going well until juice. I like juice so much! I thought it was heathy! Can I keep grapefruit juice? Carrot juice? I want lemonade! >_<

  24. Quitting sugar is easy. I did it many times.

    Pretty much I made a big deal out of it, tick it in the calendar for 14-20 days and then I relaxed or tried do achieve and tick something else and haven't noticed how I started to eat whatever again. Should tick for longer.

    Becoming vegetarian was honestly easier

  25. I went into a low carb diet which means giving up carbs and sugar for a while and after that, I ate my favorite candy and It tasted like it has 10x sugar in it.

  26. Feb 13 2019 my Aunt died of cancer. So, I went WFPB nSO (no sugar or oil). Have decimated 60 pounds from ^that day. At my highest, I was 220 lbs & 5'4". Only 2 pounds away from a NORMAL bmi for the first time in 15 years!! Turning 40 in 12 days – [email protected] 40!!

  27. nothing but disinformation sheeple. 2 things the body can't live without. Sugar and salt. Every cell in your body needs both to survive.

  28. This is a stupid video. Sugar is creating the fastest society on record. Addicted is what I’d call it. Food companies love you!

  29. i have just been trying to avoid excess refined sugar, eating fruit or muesli bars with no added sugar instead of chocolates, non refined sugar in my coffee, less white bread and that sort of filth but havent quit all together feeling quite a lot more energetic during the day, i was crashing badly at work before and not so much not, i am majorly hungry all the time tho which i find weird, i have been feeling so full yet hungrya t the same time from all the fiber from fruit and such, i quit tobacco and started exercising more than i did at the same time tho so its probably a combination of all of them. i suggest all of them tho, over all feeling a lot better

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