I’ve Gone One Week Sugar Free!
A week without sugar or foods that act like sugar.
The first few days were pretty rough, but it is getting easier every day.
Use the comments below to tell everyone what worked or what was hard about the program.
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I would like to say that I have made it 1 year without sugar. However, having said that, it is the same as going 1 week! Unfortunately, I just got back from a vacation where I thought I could “cheat” a little and get back on track. Boy, was I wrong…..I feel like the very first week I went through. It is hard to get back “on track” but I’m doing it…..on day 4 and it’s getting easier. I really thought I wasn’t addicted, but the way the cravings are stimulated by sugar are awful! I do have some great news though…..my cholesterol went from 263 to 204 after 3 months and then now after one year, I’m down to 179. I’m ecstatic about this….I feel healthier than ever! Thanks again for such a great program!
Those cravings do come back strong don’t they? It sounds like you are doing great and congratulations on the cholesterol! I think you see how your long-term health is affected by what you are eating and even though you went off track for a while, you’ll get back fairly easily.
Thanks for your comments and best of luck with the rest of your adventure!
Hi Dr Scott,
One major challenge I have is getting bored with food. I’m from West Africa and many of our staples are carbohydrates so for 39 years, this is how I’ve eaten. I succeeded in 2012 going sugar free for 30 days and had a relapse. Now again, I’ve just gone one week successfully and I’m already struggling. Will I ever be able to make a sugar free lifestyle change? #despair
I hear similar complaints form people who are of Italian descent (miss their pasta), or Irish (miss their potatoes), or… almost anyone. It is hard to stop sugar and foods that act like sugar. The way to think about it is to think about what advice you might give someone who is trying to stop smoking. What do you think you would say to someone who tried a lot of times but failed? The answer is to keep on trying. You will get there. Each time you try you learn something new and you will eventually have all the skills you need to stop it completely.
Best of luck!
Hi, I can’t honestly say I have made it one week without sugar. I slipped Friday night, but am back on track and can feel difference. Seeping better and more calm with a couple pounds weight loss. I have also pick up a desire to once again exercise so that is a good healthy feeling. I am not on face book so am not able to get help from the conversation but do find that the daily posts to my email are helpful.
Many people struggle a bit when they first start, but it sounds like you are doing well (and exercise is a great thing to add!).
Great activity, good support. Joined to try and stablise my BGL and it is having that effect. Average blood sugar down by 4
points which us very encouraging. Have also lost 10 Kg with the addition of extra physical activity and some resistance training.
Great to hear Peter! Thank you for your comments.
I have made it a complete week without sugar and foods that act like sugar. I go see my dr tomorrow to discuss my blood sugar readings I a happy yo say my fasting was 101 this morning the lowest in months I am determined to live a long life in good health.
Great Job Leea!