Originally Posted by Alaphant
I know my body doesn't like too much of it because my skin breaks out from too much sugar/starch.
What's the timescale for the skin breaking out? I ask, because it's extremely unlikely that it's an allergy to sucrose. From your description, you might have one of the rare cases of a yeast infection in the intestines. Which is heavily over diagnosed, but might be the case here.
The good news on that one is that it's curable. A short course of a systemic anti-fungal will shift it rapidly. The way to approach this is to talk to your GP about the symptoms.
Also worth noting is that it's not an allergy if it only applies to "too much" of something - an allergic reaction occur to any part of it. There are some situations where it can appear to be operating like that, but that's rare.
Originally Posted by alaphant
Any advice? I'm thinking of going cold turkey and sticking to naturally occuring sugars only.
Worth pointing out that table sugar (sucrose) is a natural sugar (sugar cane and sugar beet are the sources). Additionally, if sucrose causes problems, most other sugars will too. It's probably best then to think about avoided refined sugars (most of which is sucrose, but not all).
If you suddenly cut sugar from your diet, you are going to feel tired for a few days, as the body gets used to the new nutritional balance. A more gradual change will avoid that. Also, sugar is a rapid energy boost, so you may find it takes you longer to 'get going' in the mornings without sugar. Although swap refined sugars for a breakfast of 4 or 5 pieces of fruit, and it'll have a dramatic energy release.
On the whole, there is not any problem with removing sugars from the diet, other than the morning start problem mentioned above.