"To fully test something you need to experience it yourself."
Over these past 7 weeks, I have read many posts. Some from those who have not experienced SB, and many from others of you who are living new lives stepping away from the bondage of food.
I wanted to share some of my experience and ask a few questions of those who go ahead of me.
I am amazed that in 7 weeks of walking a pretty clean SB lifestyle I am feeling so detached from the constant craving for the junk I have put in my mouth for so many years. Every "diet" I ever went on left me craving and finally caving. I have lots of energy and really feel that something is happening in a very positive way with my health. My blood pressure has dropped substantially! I know my blood sugar has stabilized as a result of eating low glycemic foods.
I don't think I have ever gone 7 weeks without sugar and white flour and I am beginning to see how I got where I got, and more importantly, where I am going. Somewhere my brain finally made the connection that it isn't about packaged dinners, always feeling hungry and never having success.
We went out to breakfast today and I had the best omelet and they were happy to substitute a green salad for the toast and potatoes. It was one of the best meals I remember because it was totally enjoyable and OP.
I understand that I need to stay OP. I would love some feedback from successful SB folks as to when the physical changes happened with you. I have really toned down in my sternum and collar bone. My legs are pretty fit from all my bike riding. When does the belly start shrinking? If it is 39" now, I can't even imagine what it used to be. It seems like all my reduction comes off the extremities.
It would be great to hear about when you had the "moment" where you realized its not about "dieting" any more.
Best wishes and thanks for all the support! I know it is integral to my continued success.
ETA-Is there something you think is important about SB that isn't in the book?