Saturday, August 07, 2010
So, a few weeks back I watched "Sugar: The Bitter Truth" on youtube. It's by Dr. Robert Lustig. It's a long and complicated watch, but very interesting. Since then, I've slowly cut down on added sugars in my food. I have also had to temporarily cut out dairy, due to a scan for allergies. I didn't have any allergies, but that has made it that much easier for me to cut down on a lot of calories. I'm trying to stay fairly dairy free. Other than that, I eat normally. I try to listen to my body when I am hungry and when I am thirsty. I only eat something if I REALLY want it. No more eating because I'm bored or tired. The latter has been hard, due to my health issues, but 95% of the time I have done it. Oh, and I stay away from artificial sweeteners. I'd rather eat something full fat, than added sugar or artificial sweetener.
And what has that lead to? Well, I have like NO cravings. At all. Ever. Seriously, I kid you not. I was hungry today, and getting a few groceries at Meijer, and I smelled what seemed like hot cookies. I sniffed, thought: Oh, that smells nice. And then nothing. NOTHING! I had no craving to go get a pack of cookies! Or something else sweet! IT WAS AWESOME!
And yes, at that moment, I polished my angelic halo a little bit. :oD Even now, I'm just happy that those horrible, horrible cravings for sweets and salty stuff, seems to have disappeared. I even had cookies yesterday, from my husbands workplace, I picked up two, and after the first one, I had had enough. It was just so horribly sweet to me. I tried eating the other one (clean your plate mentality) and I thought: Why? It doesn't even TASTE good. Put it down and toss it. And I did. And I didn't feel bad at all.
I'd like to say: I feel awesome! I feel great!
Heck, I AM GREAT! :oD