Sugar Free

Sugar Free is for Me… and YOU

Sugar Free is for Me… and YOU





Today (May 2, 2017), is day number 15 of my sugar free lifestyle and I’m loving it! As of yesterday (day 14), I am down 16.8lbs! I’m telling you – Sugar free is for me and you should be doing it too!

I’m trying to reach as many people as possible to let them know about the devastating effects that sugar has on their health. Like I’ve said before, I think the majority of us know that sugar/junk food is killing us, but since sugar is a drug, it’s hard for us to say no to it and eat something healthier. But you know what, as hard as it may be, living a life with health ailments and feeling like shit is a lot harder. 

It might be easier and faster to order a pizza than it is to cook a healthy, sugar free meal but in the end, eventually you’ll be spending that time at doctor’s and pharmacies to try and fix your health problems that you’re enduring while consuming the poison known as sugar. 

I get it, I’m only 15 days into this new lifestyle, but I’m already seeing the positive effects that eating zero sugar has done for me in that small amount of time. I’ve lost 16.8 pounds. My clothes are fitting a lot better. My energy levels are though the roof. I’m sleeping much sounder and for longer periods of time (I used to wake up after 5-6 hours of sleep but now get at least 7 hours). My feet and legs no longer hurt after I walk far distances. I get full on relatively small amounts of food – I have a hard time reaching my caloric needs somedays. I no longer view food as a reward or as a pleasure – I now see it as fuel for my body and after using E85 my whole life and changing over to premium fuel, it’s making a huge difference in my quality of life. 

This is why sugar free is for me and why it should be for you too. I will not go back to eating sugar and junk food. I love all the foods I’m currently eating and I can’t wait to try more recipes with different healthy foods. I ensure I consume enough fats, proteins and healthy carbs (vegetables). I am not eating the same foods everyday – I have something new each day of the week. Low carb, no sugar is what I look for in foods – if it has added sugar, I put it down and look for alternatives.

Your key to success is planning. The first thing you need to do is go through your refrigerator and pantry and look at the nutrition label AND ingredients and see what foods have added sugar – I bet you’ll be surprised at a lot of them! After you identify the culprits, go online and see if you can find sugar free alternatives to those foods (if you still want to eat them). Then do some searches for sugar free foods and recipes (I’ll be creating a post in the coming days that contains some of these foods) and find all of the ones you like and would want to try and then figure out what you need to prepare it for yourself.

Plan everything out and have a mind set that you’re going to succeed and after the first couple of days that might be hell, it’ll be smooth sailing from there.

If you’re thinking about going sugar free and need some advice or just need some encouragement, you can email me at dad@theinspiringdad.com and I can offer my support.

It’s not going to be easy at first, but the longer you stay sugar free, the easier it gets. I promise. You just have to start and then keep going.

-TID

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