As many of you who follow me on Instagram already know, I decided to cut off sugar exactly a month ago, because of my insulin resistance.
While I don’t need to explain why sugar is bad for you, I’d be more than glad to remind you of one important reason that gives me the chills: sugar feeds cancer.
I was the kind of sugar addict who would have a chocolate bar for breakfast, another one after lunch and one before going to bed.
So my first month of “rehab”, shall I say, was full of ups and downs.
Here’s a quick summary!
The first few days, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I needed my sugar and I needed it instantly. I was shivering just passing next to the sweets section at the supermarket and craving them in the middle of the night.
I only had one small piece of the cake I got my mom on Mother’s Day and another Bonjus in Douma.
I was still not used to reading nutritional facts to check for sugar.
Reading before buying was my new motto. If it has sugar, it ain’t going in my tummy.
I had to practice that every single time I bought something.
Since NATURAL SUGAR was okay, I was shutting down my cravings with fruits* in the afternoon! (1 or 2 servings of fruit per day.)
I was doing just fine.
Buying the right things, getting used to it, not craving so much sugar after all.
Whenever I see someone eating sugar, it makes me sick to my stomach.
I never thought I could look at sugar and think “there’s no way I’m eating that, bte7la rou7e”
But yep, that’s possible.
I am finally able to say NO!
This new lifestyle wasn’t just a monthly challenge, it was the thing I needed the most to control my insulin levels* and stay healthy.
Added to that my workouts*, I lost 4kgs and lots of belly fat!
We often give ourselves excuses as to why we can’t find the time, when in fact anyone can change their lifestyle when they put their mind to it.
Two of my friends actually started with that lifestyle challenge & I couldn’t be prouder!
And you, what are you waiting for?
*fruits: strawberries, bananas, apples, oranges.
*insulin levels: always test your insulin levels, it’s important for early diagnosis.(diabetes)
*workouts: walking for 1-2 hour(s), stretching, planks, crunches, squats, sit-ups.