I know you have heard this before…but…
NO SUGAR, no sugar, no suger, no sugar. None. Zippo. Zero. Nada.
How many times have you heard of people that eat 1200 calories a day and work out an hour a day and cannot lose weight? When you ask them what they eat they say a bagel for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch and pasta for dinner. Sugar. Sugar and sugar. Their chances of becoming lean is about zero.
I have lost 20 lbs since March by eliminating sugar. No pasta, no bread, no wine, no sweets, no diet coke, no condiments with sugar in them…(you can find condiments without sugar but you have to look).
I now eat twice as many calories as I did before and I keep dropping weight. I am now getting a bit too skinny. I eat meat, cheese, avacado, almonds, greek yogurt, vegtables…just nooooo sugar. Yes you can have fruit but stick to berries, grapefruit & apples. (lower in sugar) Did you know that one glass of wine is like eating 5 slices of bread?
Warning: You will go through withdrawl for about 5 days. You body will fight you on this. You will want to kill someone. You will want to chew your arm off. After that you will feel better than you have in your life.
I originally did this because I have a thyroid disorder and an autoimmune disorder. Both of them are practically non-existant now. I am almost off all medication. The weight loss is just a bonus for me. I basically was in chroic pain for over 2 years. Barely functioning. And I really did not eat tons of sugar to begin with.
I have 6 girlfriends who have all gone off sugar. Every single one of them is down 15-20 lbs in a very short period of time…about 8 weeks.
There is a great article…if you google “why sugar makes you fat” you will find it. I do not have the link right now. But look it up and it goes through all the science of how your body struggles to process excess sugar and stores it as fat. Pretty interesting.
Now this is not to say that you can never have a glass of wine or piece of pizza ever again…but after you detox from sugar which is anywhere from 3-6 weeks…you can indulge 1 or 2 times a week and still reap the benefits.
Just another tidbit…when they did studies with mice….Mice choose sugar over heroin everytime. Just to let you know exactly what you are dealing with here as far as how addicting it can be.