Yes indeed, it is completely true. I gave up sugar and I lost 10 pounds in a week. I can not believe it. Instead of paying £4 a week (or similar) to Weight Watchers to be weighed, I can instead go to my local leisure centre and use their electronic scales for 50p. Or for £1, I get my fat % calculated too. So this is what I have been doing. Last Saturday before going swimming I weighed myself and calculated my fat % and did the same again this week. I wore exactly the same clothes too for consistency. I have lost 10 pounds in weight, about half of that is fat and my fat as a % of my total body composition has dropped 2%. Woo Hoo. Even more extraordinary is that I have eaten cheese, added cream to my coffee, drunk wine on 3 occasions and had quite a few nuts. Which conventional diets tell us not to do. I have been swimming and walking which has really helped.
Having weighed myself I was so euphoric I whizzed up and down that pool. Well, I probably didn’t but I felt like I did and my 30 lengths were very enjoyable as I reflected on what a great week I had of eating and exercising.
Thank you Becky for letting me know The Times had an article about giving up sugar today. It was actually written by David Gillespie, the person who helped convince me to give up sugar with his Sweet Poison book. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the menfolk in my house. Harvey has kept his honey and ketchup and James his sugar for coffee. Apart from that, they have let me throw everything else away and are really supportive of my attempts to have a sugar free home. Thank you both very much, I can’t do it alone.
The first thing I did when I got back from the pool was throw out more sugary foods. I am horrified at how much sugar there was in my house and even more horrified by how many of the containers were nearly empty!
I have been looking out for some “healthy” wraps. The standard wraps sold in Supermarkets are full of garbage i.e. ingredients that I have never heard of. I like my ingredients list to be of recognisable foods.
Such as these. Mountain Bread is also very thin so they do not have many calories in them and you gat a really high filling to wrap ratio. We enjoyed sausages for breakfast and I had fresh tomatoes in mine instead of ketchup. I had 2, exactly like this. Which kept us full until 2:30 pm! I then made a bit of a cheats lunch. Pasta for the boys and broccoli and cauliflower cheese for me. I just steamed the veg, heated half the pot of sauce in a pan and mixed it together. A very quick lunch. I could easily have eaten all the cheese sauce as it barely covered my veggies but I am so inspired to lose weight I was being really good.I have lots of leeks growing in the garden thanks to Annette and David who passed along some of their seedlings. I have never grown leeks before and they were very easy and low maintenance. Today was my first harvest.
I had no idea they grew so many roots! I had to pull quite hard to release a couple of them. The first fire of the season was lit. Not strictly necessary as it is quite mild today but Harvey was on a promise. He loves fires so I made one for him and we will all enjoy it this evening. A simple supper tonight of minced beef which I will cook with all these veggies and serve over jacket potatoes.It was very delicious and I was pleased to see the Cholula Sauce I enjoy so much does not have sugar in it. It’s a keeper 🙂
Enjoy your evening.