I'm not posting this just to tell you about Dr Lustig and his theory that sugar is killing us, since I'm sure many of you have heard it already.
I'm posting this because since I'm overweight I decided to test out his theory by cutting excess sugar from my diet to see what happened.
And what has happened is that I've lost 8lbs in weight in 5 days! (227lbs to 119lbs I'm 5'11)
I want to post some actual results from this because the guy is already being rubbished by the food industry and made out to be a quack based on
nothing more really than the argument "our theory is better than your theory" or rather "there's 10 of us who say you're wrong and only one of
you so we'll ridicule you and who is the public going to believe?"
I think the only real way to know is to actually try it and see what happens, surely that is the definitive proof, they shouldn't be trying to decide
who's right based on theories when it's so easily testable.
I'd just like to make clear that:
1) I haven't cut down my portion sizes;
2) I haven't skipped meals;
3) I haven't done any exercise (I spend all day sat at my computer, I design websites;
All that I've done is to cut ANYTHING that has added sugar out of my diet. If it has sugar in it naturally, like fruit, I've still been eating it.
For me the main food stuffs I've stopped eating are:
2) Fruit Juice and other sugary drinks (didn't drink much apart from fruit juice and maybe a Coke once every 10 days or so);
3) Marmalade and honey;
4) Cookies, muffins, and other cake like treats;
Those are the main things I used to consume that I've steered clear of, although I have also made sure that I haven't eaten soup, pizza, or other
canned or packaged "ready made" foods if they have sugar added to them.
I've also stopped eating anything with sauces or pickles on it, like yesterday I have a cheese sandwich while we were out and it came smothered in
chutney, so I scraped the chutney off - could still taste it but I reckon the big dollops I scraped to the side of my plate must have been the
equivalent of at least 2 or 3 spoonfuls of sugar.
I've been eating the same things I always eat, I've just been thinking "does this have added sugar?" and if the answer is "yes" then I've
And the weight has just fallen off me. I feel like it's taken no effort at all. I have tried diets before like weight watchers, etc but found them to
be very hard work, they made me miserable, I was always hungry, and I DIDN'T lose any weight!
This time around I feel great, more energy, more alert, and amazingly my psoriasis plaques that I've had for 2 years and that just would not heal are
smaller, are healing, and have stopped itching!
The amazing 2 things I noticed were that within a couple of days of cutting all of the excess sugar out of my diet I stopped feeling hungry, my
appetite just shrunk totally, the wife has to remind me to get something to eat at lunch time, and secondly even apples and bananas now taste so
Like I say I've tried dieting before and lost nothing and it was a struggle just to keep to the diet, this time I don't feel like I'm dieting at
all, I'm eating the same amounts of food as before, I'm just choosing different food rather than ones with sugar in and the weight is just dropping
I feel no ill effects whatsoever, quite the opposite.
I thought that if there were any other ATSers who wanted to test this out they could post up their results and see if they have the same
Then we might actually be able to actively participate in this actual conspiracy by having real, measurable results meaning we absolutely 100% know
The first week is mostly water weight loss, so don't be discouraged if future weeks differ greatly. A healthy average is losing 1-2 lbs a week, but
the first week of any diet can often be 5-10 lbs lost.
Since excess sugar can cause a person to retain the same amount of fluid as excess sugar, the 8 pounds in 5 days totally makes sense. I am not saying
it was all water OP.
Good for you for putting Lustig's information into action. If the world even lasts long enough for his message to get around, I have a feeling
he'll be credited with overhauling the American diet. Okay yeah I'm dreaming.
But so good for you. Sugar makes my joints swell up so I have to avoid it too. But better to avoid it now before you absolutely have to avoid it.
Looks like maybe the sugar reduction has scrambled my mathematical circuits, not only did I get the math wrong on the 8lbs lost, it was also 4 days
not 5 days (weighed myself Mon night on my way to bed and just thought oh yeah monday to friday - thats 5 days - but really it's been 4 days of
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