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Old 08-24-2010, 11:19 AM   #7
Pacifica Bee
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Pacifica, CA
Posts: 466

S/C/G: 332/see ticker/132

Height: 5' 3.5"


I am on the same boat as zero-tolerance sugar policy folk. I am 100% convinced that I had (have) a physical sugar addiction. I quit eating sugar about 90% in 2009 and I ended up replacing it with bread while gaining 30 pounds - my body just CRAVED the simple sugars. This year, I have not had 1 drop of any sort of sugar or simple carbs, and I feel so much better. The only sugars I get are those found in whole fruit and the like. All the physical cravings for sugary treats are now 100% gone.

I eat extremely healthy, 150+ ounces of liquid a day, no processed foods if I can help it yadda yadda, but I still find I need some sweet stuff on my tongue - but I don't get the shakes and the burning desire for the sugar reaction in my body anymore. I satisfy these cravings with my one remaining vice - diet carbonated fruit soda waters and with using stevia to sweeten up my oatmeal, tea, etc.

I am totally convinced that sugar is not meant to be in our regular diets the way that it is. I have listened to some podcasts by doctors and researchers and read a few books since starting on my journey regarding sugar. I am a huge cheerleader for knocking sugar completely out of the diet. I am convinced that dropping sugar is what is allowing me to drop this weight in a healthy way.
tracking loss since Feb 2017:

Start Date: January 4, 2010 - 332 lbs.
Lowest Weight: December 19 2011 - 143.6 lbs.
ReStart! February 2017 - 253.6 lbs.
Goals: 'Normal' BMI, 140 lbs // Maintenance weight, 132 lbs

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