Friday, May 04, 2012

Sugar free - still after two months

Our household has been sugar free for the last two months.

We experienced none of the issues that are written about in Sweet Poison, no withdrawal, or other unpleasant symptoms. We're grateful for this.

We have both lost weight, we are still losing weight, this is good, this was the objective. I suppose its the loss of sugar, but as we aren't eating cakes, biscuits, dried fruits, it could be this instead, how could I tell really?

I am enjoying eating butter and other so called 'bad' fats, as I do enjoy a bit of bread with my butter, lol!

We've returned to wheat, but only organic or old grains like spelt.

We will continue without sugar for the foreseeable future,hopefully continuing to lose weight.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Sugar free - week three

I have been sugar free for over three weeks now and have lost 5 kilos, I am extremely impressed and pleased.

I'm not hungry, I feel well, each meal I eat fills me up and I don't crave food during the day.

My David Gillespie, Sweet Poison book arrived and I have been enjoying reading it and learning more. 

My partner suffers from bad sinus and we know that wheat affects her, so for the next month we are removing wheat from our diet as well. Interestingly, on the day we decided to do this a friend posted this article on FB.

On the evils of wheat
Dr. William Davis on why it is so addictive, and how shunning it will make you skinny

Q: How does wheat make us fat, exactly?
A: It contains amylopectin A, which is more efficiently converted to blood sugar than just about any other carbohydrate, including table sugar. In fact, two slices of whole wheat bread increase blood sugar to a higher level than a candy bar does. And then, after about two hours, your blood sugar plunges and you get shaky, your brain feels foggy, you’re hungry. So let’s say you have an English muffin for breakfast. Two hours later you’re starving, so you have a handful of crackers, and then some potato chips, and your blood sugar rises again. That cycle of highs and lows just keeps going throughout the day, so you’re constantly feeling hungry and constantly eating. Dieticians have responded to this by advising that we graze throughout the day, which is just nonsense. If you eliminate wheat from your diet, you’re no longer hungry between meals because you’ve stopped that cycle. You’ve cut out the appetite stimulant, and consequently you lose weight very quickly. I’ve seen this with thousands of patients.
 So, another week, let's see what happens sans wheat.