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5/21/14 10:32 A

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Hi Leslie,
I am Kristi from Baton Rouge. I am rarely on here, but I just lost another ten lbs so I wanted to record the weight loss. Usually I just lurk in the NT forum without commenting, but your post caught my eye and your weight loss is astonishing, good for you!

Sugar is hard to get away from because your body craves it. Basically, the more sugar we consistently eat the more our body is tricked into thinking we need more. So our blood sugar level could be a lot more than we actually need, but our body freaks out because all it knows it that the sugar level it has been "cruising" at is dropping and our body signals our brain to crave it. It is pretty much like an addiction, but it can be altered successfully.

If someone more scientific wants to correct my explanation, please do so. I will not be insulted. This is what my old Internist said, but he is a jerk and with the some exception is hardly ever helpful so I am in the market for a new one.

It may take a couple of tries or methods to get it right, but since you were successful in losing all that weight I am sure you will be able to ween yourself off the added sugar in no time.

I have not tried the Fed Up challenge. I have tried a couple of other ways to cut out the sugar in my diet, and I am mostly successful. However, I have fallen off the wagon and I need to saddle back up. It's no big deal, it isn't like I am eating added sugar as much as I was before, but it is still more than I would like. In the event I find myself struggling I have a "Plan B". It's a plan that Diane Sanfillipo designed called the "21 Day Sugar Detox".

She IS an advocate of the Paleo approach to nourishment. I was impressed with her other book. Although I do not follow a Paleo lifestyle, I do find her recipes amazing and compliant with a Traditional Food/Real Food/Whole Food plan. She has very healthy and realistic menu plans and I think she has a lot of good ideas about nutrition. She even says that if your body can handle it to include properly prepared grains, legumes, and/or dairy. She is quite the controversial Paleo supporter.

I hope you get the hang of eliminating the excess sugar in your diet and can pass on some hints to others after it is all over. Good luck!

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5/12/14 9:31 A

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Hi, I am new here. Leslie in South Texas. I am maintaining (more or less) a 200 pound weight loss (again more or less - give or take 10 pounds). Really wanting to keep my dietary choices quality so I joined this team for support. Along with that I am taking the Fed up challenge in order to try and finally ditch the added sugar in my diet. So far the history of this is Leslie 0 sugar 100. Has anyone seen this, and is anyone trying this? Would also love to hear from anyone who has *survived* going sugar free.

Life is good

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