I am still alive:-] With better self-control, energy and without consistent hunger. That happened when I’ve cut added sugar out of my life.
But hey, that doesn’t mean my life lost the taste. In fact, it got even tastier. This is what we cook at home.
Sugar-free, vegetarian healthy food.
You can find more on the following Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/zippybowl
Cookies bye. Chocolate cake bye-bye. Grandma’s goodies, sayonara. And that was just the beginning.
It has been already 2 months since the time I’ve posted about how sugar affects our thinking and health as well.
People know that added sugar is not quite healthy. However, most of them don’t know they’ve been tricked until they start to read food labels and nutrition charts. After doing so, they get surprised by ou will be how much sugar they are actually eating.
Just grab your favourite pesto, hummus, mustard, ready to go salad with dressing and read the label on the backside.
Yup, added sugar. And lots of it.
Sugar is not only unhealthy, but it’s also an addictive substance for our brains.
Don’t you believe me?
Then try this experiment: Buy a 300g package of cookies, open them and say to yourself, that you will eat only 100g today. Next morning, look in the package and check how it is left. If you are like me, you will discover that the cookie package can’t be found, because you ate all the cookies yesterday.
I had the same problem until I’ve done an abrupt cut. That means = no added sugar anymore.
Somehow, I was always one of those people who were not able to regulate the amount of added sugar to a reasonable amount [now I know that a reasonable amount is zero].
I am a bike mechanic. We are making toys of riders’ work. Some riders got so excited, that they bring us cakes. What is interesting, when those cakes are on the table, available for everybody, I eat most of my colleagues. And if they leave and there is a cake on the table, I will finish it.
This phenomenon is probably caused by two reasons. I am pretty much healthy and I’ve never had a big belly. I had basically no reason to stop eating added sugar.
If it was so bad for my health, I would be sick and fat, right? Wrong!
Having big belly fat doesn’t necessarily mean that a person will become sick. It is the liver fat that causes health problems in the first place. This liver fat is directly connected to the consumption of added sugar.
That means that I could have a high build of liver fat, but low big belly fat. I felt healthy, but I could be way healthier.
I was curious to find how good I can feel, so I decided to try it out. And this is my result:
“I have better self-control, higher energy, I eat less food and don’t feel always hungry.“
By now, I don’t want to see added sugar anymore.
And what about you? Are you ready to do a little experiment for your own health?
It’s actually way easier than might you think.
If you “survive”, the first two weeks, you are out sugar influence. However, you need to be sure that you are really not consuming any added sugar.
Two weeks on your diet, and you will walk past displays full of sweet goodies like around the home hardware store. It will not be tempting anymore.
Before you start your experiment, I recommend fully understand the influence and health problems caused by the consumption of added sugar.
This article is only a tiny slice from a huge topic. Therefore, you need to read this book first:
Dr. Robert Lustig – The Hacking of the American Mind https://amzn.to/2xIYw85
Gain control over your health. You can certainly feel better than yesterday.
It has started as one-month sugar-free experiment. Now it’s reality. I would like to thank my girlfriend for accepting this challenge and doing most of the cooking.
“Don’t play with your food, Adam”, my mom said many years ago. I think I am a grown-up rebel. By now, I play with food all the time.
Are you open-minded to give a chance to live healthier? To eat tastier food and feel good about it?
Then check out my girlfriend’s blog here: http://zuzabudinska.com/
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