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Fast Metabolism Diet and Sugar

Thursday, April 17, 2014

So, I'm a little more than 3/4th's of the way through this diet. The first week I banished 5 pounds from my body. That doesn't include the 2 1/2 pounds that I gained initially. The second week I didn't lose anything and when I started my 4th day of the 3rd week I still wasn't seeing any loss. I was getting a little frustrated. However, I had lost an inch in my waist. A 1/2 inch in my hips and an inch in my arms. Oh and a 1/2 inch in my neck. So, while I was a little frustrated I knew I had lost and I figured that I was 5 lbs closer to my goal. Not only that but I was feeling better all the way around. I didn't feel so sluggish and tired and like I wanted to go back to bed after getting up. I was determined to not let that stupid scale dictate whether I was doing the right thing or not.

Then my friend, Renee' (OHANAMAMA) was just finishing up her last week of doing the Fast Metabolism Diet and asked me how much I had lost. I told her just the 5 lbs and she scolded me for saying JUST 5 pounds. Thank you Renee'! You were right about that. emoticon So, at the end of my 3rd week I thought, what the heck I'll step on the scale to see what it says. I really didn't expect to see any difference and then BOOM...the scale said I was down another 5 1/2 pounds!! I was so happy to see the scale move down!! I haven't been exercising a lot either. I've been going by the guidelines that are in the book but nothing more than that. I've been sick with a really bad cold since the beginning of week 3. I just can't seem to shake this cold. I have zero energy to do anything. So, since week 3 my exercising has been pretty much non-existent It just goes to show you that eating right is one of the biggest keys to saying bye, bye to all of those unwanted pounds! It's not easy but it's worth it to do it right. I must take back something I said on my first blog about this diet though. The cooking really isn't all that bad. There's just a lot of planning and prep work that goes into this diet. Once you get into it though it becomes a part of your everyday routine.

It wasn't until I started this diet did I realize how much bad stuff is in our food. Sugar is in EVERYTHING!! I mean, why is there sugar in a well known brand of chicken broth??? There is sugar and soy in nearly everything you pick up. I just came upon this trailer for a new documentary done by Katie Couric about sugar. It has me interested in seeing it. Here's the link to it.
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    I will look at the video. You're doing great! I think the body rebels some as we lose the sugar, i.e., detoxify.

    If you're on meds you may be retaining extra water, too. Everytime I am on meds I avoid the scale.

    I was shocked to learn added sugar is in bread and milk. Now that dh was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes I have been scrutinizing labels. I pray we'll be able to have a garden that produced this year. I'd hate to have to rely on canned goods.

    I'll see you back on the team in a few weeks when I finish up my 2 week program.
    1391 days ago
    Congratulations! That's great!
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    1398 days ago
    Very inspirational! I look to Dr Mark Hyman and other medical professionals in the industry to continue to get this message out. Thanks! Love the success you're having!
    1398 days ago
    Inspiring! Keep up the good work, and thanks for documenting your progress!
    1398 days ago
    Congrats on your progress and victories (both scale and non-scale). I've lost a whopping 3.5 pounds or so over the last 2 months, but my jeans fit a lot better and I'm down a notch on my belt. Totally know the feeling of the scale not moving though.

    "It wasn't until I started this diet did I realize how much bad stuff is in our food. Sugar is in EVERYTHING!! "
    * Oh gosh yeah. I had a similar aha experience a few years about sugar. It really is in pretty much everything.
    1399 days ago
    emoticon on the great progress you are making. Still have not gone to my library yet to see if they have the book,
    1400 days ago
    So glad you are doing so well ............. and feeling better now? ........... emoticon for the really sweet comments on my blogs ........... emoticon
    1400 days ago
    I was wondering how you were progressing with the FMD and am happy to hear your continued enthusiasm and success! emoticon emoticon
    1400 days ago
    Good for you!
    1400 days ago
    The so called "food" companies have done their best to hook us on the Frankenfoods they manufacture. But a good portion of the blame does rest with the people...we are the ones who allowed it to happen, we are the ones who are willfully blind to the realities, and we are the ones who keep eating it.

    When I first started SP I switched to cooking mostly from scratch and almost immediately just felt better overall, once all the processed, manufactured chemicals were out of my system.
    1401 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    That's really great! I'm going to get the book and look at it this summer when I'm off work. I'm not sure it works for me though because I don't eat much meat so dairy is where I get a lot of my protein and I know that dairy is off limits. It's worth taking a look at though and go through the recipes to see if I can make it work for me.

    That's amazing that you've had that much success! Don't discount feeling better either. Even if it weren't for the weight loss, feeling better and more energetic is nothing to sneeze at either.
    1401 days ago
    Absolutely awesome!! So proud of you.
    1401 days ago
    I'm the same, Cathy... surprised at how much sugar is in everything we pick up... and other ingredients, too! This diet has opened our eyes wide! And I'm so proud of you and the loss! Hugs! I'm going to click on the link now....
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    Wow, powerful trailer. I'm looking forward to the whole documentary.
    1401 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/18/2014 11:00:04 AM
    Wow! That diet is working wonders for you and Bobbi. I am so happy for you about that. It's amazing that you have been able to stick to it even with your cold. I saw an interview on the Dr. Oz show a few weeks back with the author of the diet and they did a nice job explaining it. I like how it seems to be a very healthy way to eat.

    I cut out sugar the day I was diagnosed with cancer. I also cut out processed foods. My weight melted off and then stablized at what I consider to be my perfect weight withouth having to measure or track foods along the way. I haven't read the FMD book, but I get the impression that there is no calorie counting with that either. I think it's much easier to stick with something for the long haul if it has less measuring and counting.

    You are doing really good with it! emoticon
    1401 days ago
  • MJ2AHM
    WTG and congrats on all your progress! Keep up the great work. I will have to check outthe link. Thanks for sharing.
    1401 days ago
    So happy you're seeing progress on & off the scale! emoticon
    1401 days ago
  • 144AUTUMN
    Keep up the good work!!
    1401 days ago
    Yup, better to not eat as much processed food as we tend to - way too much sugar added (for no reason I can figure) - sugar in tomato sauce???? Who needs sugar in marinara? (Some brands don't add it, but major ones tend to.)

    And yes, sometimes we lose lbs and sometimes we lose inches, and sometimes we lose both at the same time. Track both!
    1401 days ago
  • KONRAD695
    You're right, it's all over the place. So much that drinking Kool Aid seems healthy. I've switched to making almost everything from scratch. Turns out so much cheaper and so many less calories. emoticon
    1401 days ago
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