Fitness Minutes: (288)
2/6/12 11:45 A
Oh no! I could tell you some stories! I promise sugar is addicting. It took me a couple of weeks to "wean" myself off of it. For at least two weeks I was SO tired and craved sugar SO much. Now that I have gotten over the hump I don't even think about it. As a matter of fact it tastes terrible to me now. At my lowest I would sneak into the kitchen and melt some butter then disolve a couple of spoons of sugar into it. I would hate myself for standing there eating the bowl of buttery sugar. Really! Who does that? Go You! You passed the test for the day. It does get easier.
Read Gary Taubes' wonderful book "WHY WE GET FAT AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT". He says Dr. Atkins was right that it is sugars/starches that spike INSULIN and it makes us fat, as the stomach pumps out GHERLIN the hunger hormone making us want to eat more. I got the book at the library.
Fitness Minutes: (31,777)
2/4/12 1:21 P
It probably sounds like a joke to many, but SUGAR is my drug of choice. There is no "just a little taste" in existence for me. Too many times I have played that game, and I don't like the end result. However, just this week I was able to resist a rediculously indulgent pot luck at work (pizza, dips, sweet sugary treats) as well as the leftovers in the break room the next day! In the past I would have told myself that a little would be okay, but for the goals I have set for myself and the fact that I am unwilling to regress ever again, I was able to stick to the healthy lunch and snacks that I had packed and gave myself a pat on the back for making this baby step of progress. Then I came home and had an awesome workout each day--yay me!