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The Whole Clove Diet Diary
No sugar for nine weeks = 20 lbs and counting!posted @9:06am ET on August 25, 2012
CSL Bailey suggested I copy my blog post here for people who are interested. It's a bit long. If you want to read the rest, you can go to my blog.
Amount lost (to Aug 22): 20 lbs
How long it's taken me (to August 22): 9 weeks
Amount spent on diet books, diet programs, diet clubs: $0. Zero. Nada. Nothing. Zilch.
My Story So Far
The last week in June I stopped eating sugar – by which I mean all sugars aside from the sugar that occurs naturally in raw fruits, vegetables, a few other foods, and in trace amounts in the whole grain products like bread and crackers (which I don't eat too much of). I also cut out sweeteners – my thinking being that if I didn't get rid of fake sugar too, I'd never get over sugar.
I treated it like quitting an addiction. The first few days were very hard. As I had done when I quit smoking fourteen years ago (which was when I started adding on the pounds), I took a page of graph paper, and I marked off a grid 7 squares by 24 squares to represent one week. Each time I made it through an hour, I shaded in a square with pencil. My goal was to make it through just ONE month of sugar-less eating, to see what would happen. After the first month I decided to go for two months. I'm now heading for the goal of three months.
It was easier to stick to my resolve because I did not set out to lose weight (although of course I hoped that would be a side-benefit). I set out to cut out sugar for health reasons, just to see what would happen, and I only set out to cut it out for one month. So I was counting days rather than calories or pounds lost. When I had a weight-loss plateau, which I did at one point, it didn't matter because I was doing this to eliminate the sugar, not the weight. To see if I could make it for a month.
When I went on this program, I was the heaviest I have ever been in my life, ... Continue
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