Margaret Norris wrote: Hi Guys,
Been sugar free now for six months and have only lost a kilo or two which is very depressing. Just read a post where 8 kgs lost since August. I seem to go up and down and get really upset, I think I still eat too much other stuff as I don't seem to know when I am full, isn't that pathetic.
I have started walking again, now that our property has dried out somewhat since the floods so hope that helps. I have read David's books twice so feel I am doing everything right but with little result but I am not going to give up, just soldier on.
I had an ice cream recently which I enjoyed but didn't find extremely sweet but I had no desire for more so that must be a good sign.
Cheers for now
Sorry you have been effected by the floods. That puts a lot of stress on you all and when we really want comfort food. You should be looking at having been through floods and christmas and taken off a little weight compared to previously most likely putting on a couple so really you have lost 3 to 4 kg. I have been lucky and taken off weight but I used to have 5 cups of coffee with 2 teaspoons of sugar so drop that and there goes 10 spoons of sugar - easy. My husband has not had as much success but he says " well christmas with no increase is 4 kgs I don't have to take off"
I found I had to really think about the amounts of food I prepared. eg. I would take out 3 slices of bread for lunch and eat it, so I had to make myself take out less than I thought I needed. My trick everytime you get food ready put a little back before you prepare it. When we get fish and chips I give the dog some of the chips before I have mine so even if I think I would like them its too late. I get out 6 crackers and put two back. Put leftovers away straight away - out of sight. Never go back for seconds even if it smells and tastes good. Sound weird but its seems to work for me.
I haven't had ice cream for 6 months. I know it is a no no. My husband said he does miss it but has been good and resisted but like you if you don't have success why bother.
Please keep trying. David said he tried several times before he got it right.
Keep us posted
Please don't give up, you are doing so well. I have found that my appetite control still isn't functioning at the rate it is supposed to (and I've been fructose free for 3.5months now), which still can cause me to overeat and put on weight. I did initally count calories which has made me loose 4kgs to date. I am now starting to listen to my body more and stop eating when I'm full and not eat because the meal tastes good. I do exercise 7 days a week (half hour during the weekdays and an hour on the weekends). This week I am going to try not counting calories (not actually writing them down anyway), but still watching how much I eat and finish eating when I'm full. When your having a meal, try only serving yourself a little less then normal, then once you've finished, wait say 30 minutes and if your still hungry then have some more. I know I do and can over eat because I'm enjoying what I'm eating. We've spent years eating all that nasty fructose, it will take some time for our bodies to be back to normal.
I just wanted to say good on you for not giving up. I don't think about the weight I am not loosing but more importantly the way I am feeling having more energy which is increasing with everyday that passes.
David has shown that it must get easier over time. Look how much he has lost. Persistants will pay off in the end.
Good Luck and I wish you well with getting back on your feet after the floods.
I lost 4 kgs in 4 weeks then nothing the next 3 weeks. A little disappointing, however I notice that I've been eating a lot of bread and potatoes so I am planning on reducing them in my diet. Also I've been experimenting with some fructose-free recipes which tasted really great - so I'll have seconds when really I'm not hungry anymore. I used to wake up 'starving' but now I can go a couple of hours before I feel like breakfast. I have to keep asking myself "Am I really hungry? or just bored?!" I like the idea of putting some food back once it's been served too. Some habits are hard to break, like having 2 slices of toast - I now try 1 slice knowing that if I really am still hungry I can eat another later.
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