Those two things usually don’t go together do they? If you’ve been on my blog for the last 5 months you know that in late September I removed 98.76% of added sugar from my diet. So far I’ve lost 13lbs. I have 7 more to go.
Let’s face it, most of us know that sugar is the main culprit in our struggle to lose weight. If you didn’t already know the reasons why you should try to eliminate it from your diet, here’s a list I found that is VERY informational. Don’t hate the messenger! LOL!
Here’s what’s been working for me. Stick with me, It may be long but hopefully it’ll be worth your while to read it.
I workout about 5-6 times a week. I know that sounds insane to some of you but you start to feel so good doing it, you don’t want to skip. Each workout ranges from 25-35 minutes on average. See? Totally doable.
Currently I am doing the 9 week challenge with the Wii Active 2. People, let me tell you something right now. It is the BEST $18.00 ever spent. I haven’t been this toned in YEARS.
The key for me has been to set a certain time each morning and do it. That’s usually around 7:30 am. Then it’s done for the day and I have that boost that keeps me going all day.
I don’t count calories and I don’t measure things. Doing that kind of thing stops me in my tracks. I don’t like hard. I probably don’t need to tell you how to eat healthy. Deep down we all really know what’s good for us and what isn’t. But here’s a couple of healthy snacks I like to chow on when I need a little something between meals.
Sliced Veggies and Homemade Hummus
A piece of fruit
I’ve also started implementing a lot more vegetarian meals in place of animal protein and I can feel a difference in doing that as well. But just take one thing at a time. I didn’t do everything at once either.
So what do you do about the holidays, birthdays, anniversary’s etc? It’s hard isn’t it? Everyone else is eating cake and pie and cheesecake and you feel deprived right? Well there are some “healthier” alternatives.
First of all if I “need” to make something I’ve started replacing sugar with Coconut Crystals.
Here’s some great info on the benefits of using this.
Honey is another great alternative.
Here are a couple of yummy looking desserts that I might end up trying for Valentine’s Day.
Coconut Flour Orange Cake
I’m thinking about doing these as cupcakes with pretty cupcake liners.
These next little bites are really good the way they are but for Valentine’s I’m thinking about rolling them in cocoa or coconut and putting them in mini cupcake wrappers.
German Chocolate Fudge Bites
There are ways to satisfy that sweet tooth without giving it all that processed sugar.
Let’s break it down here. Basically you need to do 3 things and I guarantee you’ll start seeing results. First, tell people what you’re doing so they know. You need a support group. Sometimes I think it’s harder for other people to accept your changes then it is for you. Second, start working out at least 3-4 x a week for about 30 minutes. And thirdly, cut out sugar. Just starting out with those two simple changes will change your life.
Well I hope you’ve gone away with something you can benefit from. I want you to feel as good as I do right now. It’s been life changing for me. I thank the Lord all the time for the strength to do what I’m doing.
You can do this!
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY MY FRIENDS!