I gave up foods with added sugar about 73 days ago. The first few days was hard. I was super grumpy. Tired. I didn’t feel good. But I have stuck with it and have lost 20 pounds! The first 10 were easy to lose, they came off pretty quickly but it has been slow going ever since. Lots of water. Not enough sleep. This is definitely something that I can do for the rest of my life. Behavior modification is uncomfortable but very worthwhile. On a side note, it has been 84 days since I shaved my head for St. Baldrick’s. My hair is growing back so slowly and I am saving a fortune on shampoo! Photo: I took the picture last week while at Boondock’s (an outdoor adventure place) with Todd and London (his friend invited him to a birthday party).
Along the way I have learned a lot about sustainable healthy eating (none of this crash diet nonsense from my yesteryears). With regard to sandwiches: Eat a whole grain, high fructose free, high fiber bread, preferably a half of a sandwich. tYes, you can find good bread in nearly every grocery store that doesn’t taste like cardboard. It’s all about the condiments! Mayonnaise has about 110 calories per table spoon and figure that you use a table spoon per slice of bread. Instead of Mayo, use mustard (its calorie and fat free)!