My relative, the one I blogged about being near-diabetic or diabetic (not sure what is the truth)….she has lost 8 pounds in three weeks following my rules. She would never listen to my rules until she got sick, but now she is listening and eating the foods that I recommend and the recipes that I have given her and the fat is falling off and she is not hungry.
A lady who works at Costco, (the one I have written about eating dates and not losing weight), she told me she is finally losing weight and lost 8 pounds in a a few weeks. She is very happy about it and she says she will stick to it. She told my husband that someone at Costco, gave her a fresh croissant. Instead of consuming it and ruining her weight loss for the day, she cut it up and shared it with co-workers. I commend her. It is hard to change your ways, but you can teach old dogs new diet tricks. Sometimes they have to be sick or about to be sick before they can commit to making the change.
But, I am telling you. If you follow the rules, you will lose!
I saw three young girls in the park near my house. They were thin, but drinking energy drinks. I started to talk to them and I asked to look at one of their cans. It said that for 8 ounces, there were 19g of carbs and about 14g of sugar in the 8 ounces. But, read the can carefully. There are THREE servings of 8 ounces in this 24 ounce can. Therefore, she was drinking 57g of carbs, 42g of sugar (about 10 sugar cubes!). I told them how if they eat more than 100g of carbs per day, they will start to gain and it is hard to get it off (unless they exercise well). They also said they ate a bag of chips and a bowl with rice in it. So, they more than had their fill of carbs for the day and it was only 2pm (not to mention that there was no protein in this!). The lack of food and nutrition label education and being used to pigging out on carbs/sugar–will surely lead them to being unhealthy and overweight. I asked the girls if they would EAT 10 sugar cubes and they laughed and said, “NO!” I answered, “But, you are drinking them!” They were astounded.
So, please don’t wait until you are older and messed up. Learn as young as you can to change your habits and if you are a sugar addict, there are books on detoxing from sugar. Dr. Mark Hyman, among many, writes on this subject. http://drhyman.com/blog/2014/03/06/top-10-big-ideas-detox-sugar/
Please change your habits before you get sick or you gain even more weight.
My husband has given up wheat and sugar for 30 days to see how he feels and does. He is on day 6 right now. His skin is in better shape, his belly looks less bloated and I can tell he has lost weight. He says he feels good and that the salads that we get with meat in them, taste even better than when the meat is in a bun. He is happy so far. I do wonder if he will want to go back when he reaches day 30. He only wanted to lose 5 pounds, but I can see this is making a difference in many ways for him.
I promise that giving up sugar is do-able–in a few weeks, months–it gets easier and easier with time and becomes a way of life. It is worthwhile and a great thing to do for self-loving!