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I asked a nurse practioner if she heard that artificial sweetners were dangereous she had printed out some info and it scared me Splenda-your body doesn't recognize it so it hooks on to anything, artificial sweetners such as Equal and sweet and low are not in the healthy group, so I went to my doctor and told him I was not going to use sugar or sweetener and told him about the article he told me since I drink hot tea to use honey and I use a teaspoon of sugar on anything else I need sweet-----
with that said the Sunday before valentine's day I started my journey and in 2 weeks I lost 6 pounds and my blood sugars were in the normal range I was so excited I saw my doctor and took the info I had and asked for a blood test to be done so instead of my Ac1 being lower than 8.3 and can't wait
For instance, oatmeal doesn't need to be sweet. Savor it with savory additions: lean ground meat, spices, veggies, eggs, soy sauce: treat it like rice! I start out many of my days with savory foods because I'm less likely to eat for pleasure if the food isn't sweet.
So the scales aren't moving? Or worse, they're moving in the wrong direction? You're angry, upset, frustrated, or ______ (fill in the blank). Allow yourself to feel those feelings, then pick yourself up, and keep walking forward. Keep tracking your food and exercise, using SparkPeople.com and you will reach your goal. What you learn along the way about dealing with these frustrations, will help you maintain your weight when you reach your goal. You are worth it! Never forget that. :-)
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