Just started Jan 3, so far so good. Feel tired and light headed around 2-3pm but get through with a coffee and cream. Eating more meat than I usually would but apart from that all good.
Onya Shane :-) Don't think about giving up. The effort is well worth the outcome. Have you read Sweet Poison & Sweet Poison QuitPlan? There's a lot of good advice there about coping with "cold turkey". And this forum can provide a lot too. Some of Prof. Robert Lustig's book are well worth reading, especially Fat Chance and his YouTube lecture on the metabolism of fructose. Sharing your experience with other like-minded people is always supportive. When I quit about 3 years ago I lost 10kg in 6 months and never felt better. When I binge as when on a cruise or bus tour, I gain about a kilo. But by being careful for a few days it drops away quickly when I get home to my normal routine. Above all, be kind to yourself :-)
Thanks John, yeah I've seen Lustwigs YouTube vid, read slimdown by Fitzsimmons, and most of the sweet poison stuff, haven't read the quit plan so that might be next. Feel like I'm doing something wrong though cause I've had no major withdrawals. Maybe that's coming
I'm awaiting delivery of Fitz's book. But just reading his column and looking at his before-&-after pix should be enough to motivate anyone. Re cold turkey, don't worry about doing it "by the book" - everyone is different. The things that matter are (a) you feel full at the end of every meal and (b) you weight is stabilized at "normal" levels, whatever that is for you; BMI <25 is the best criterion. And you should aim for a waist of 94cm regardless of height. Other books of David's which are worth reading are "Big Fat Lies", "Eat Real Food" and "Toxic Oils". Christine Cronau's "The Fat Revolution" is OK too.
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