How Much Sugar?

Weighty Issue

  • 19 Oct 2010 9:40 PM
    Message # 447001

    Hi Everyone,

    I haven't posted my progress until now. I have been on the sugerless journey for about 3mths. I lost 3kg over the first 2 weeks. Then for a while it didn't budge. I weighed myself to-day for the first time in weeks and horror of horrors I had gained those 3kgs again. I am really dissapointed. I have tried to keep to the recommended amount of sugar a day and I am wondering where I went wrong. When I thought I was through the withdrawals I made the Anzac biscuits in Davids book they were absolutely divine maybe it's eating too many of them (one a day). I did fall off the wagon a couple of times. On my birhday (well it was a special day) and then when I went out to lunch with my family. Loved the rice pudding but I guess it didn't like me. But they were the only 2days. Snack on potato chips or cashew nuts,don't have anything on my weeties,just full cream milk. Not a big fan of fish but eat meat and vegies. I don't need to lose a lot of weight about 10kg, but I am short and the extra weight tends to sit around my waist. If anybody has any ideas I would love to get your input.

     

    Cheers Marian

  • 20 Oct 2010 2:30 AM
    Reply # 447020 on 447001

    Hi Marian,

    I felt like I was reading my own story, doing well initially then bingo, regained what I had lost much to my sorrow.

    David's advice is and I quote ''It does take some people's metabolisms a long time to adjust but over and over, people tell me they are glad they stuck with it.  Some (very lucky) ones lose weight instantly, some take a month to lose a gram and (one that I am aware of), took 6 months.  The common thing though is that no only did they all eventually lose weight they all keep it off as long as they keep sugar out of their life.

    If it's bothering you and you want to give it a kick then go low carb for a few weeks, that will drop some weight particularly as you are starting from sugar free) and as long as you stay off the sugar when you go back to eating normally, the loss will probably continue" unquote.

    I had a medical procedure today which required fasting so as from tomorrow I am going low carb for a few weeks and probably do a bit of walking around the paddocks (if this rain clears) so hang in there, I'll keep everyone posted as to the result.

    Best of luck

    Margaret

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 21 Oct 2010 4:50 PM
    Reply # 448029 on 447001

    Hi Margaret, Thank you for yourencouragement. Just our luck to be one of the ones that don't just breeze through withdrawal. I have started walking on a daily basis weather permitting. I do like my bread but I don't necessarily eat it on a daily basis. I may need to stay off the dextrose for alittle while. Hope you are fairing well after your procedure.

    Cheers Marian

  • 02 Dec 2010 2:19 AM
    Reply # 473084 on 447001

    Marian - you said: I may need to stay off the dextrose for a little while.

    This may provide a clue to your problem. On pages 64 (especially) and 193-4 of the Quit Plan you are advised to avoid glucose intake while undergoing withdarwal. Until your appetite-control system is working porperly, it just adds to the problem.

  • 02 Dec 2010 11:42 PM
    Reply # 473711 on 473084
    John Neilson wrote:

    Marian - you said: I may need to stay off the dextrose for a little while.

    This may provide a clue to your problem. On pages 64 (especially) and 193-4 of the Quit Plan you are advised to avoid glucose intake while undergoing withdarwal. Until your appetite-control system is working porperly, it just adds to the problem.


    Thanks John for your suggestion you are probably right.

    Marian

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