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Sugar is the Culprit

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

I have failed at dieting over 29 times. A friend told me me about "That Sugar Film" so I watched it and was shocked. Then I began reading about the effect of added sugar. Then I started really investigating on the web. I wanted to see what would happen if I set a limit to the 36g (9 tsp) RDA for a male, a female is 26g. I decided the rest of my eating plan would be watching my cholesterol, fat, proteins, fibers and vitamins. I am 56 years old and was 417.2 pounds on 12/1/2016. My house is full of processed food. My weigh in is weekly so 12/8 is the day, but I cheated this morning and lost 5 pounds. I have not been starving and my daily sugars average around 22g, average calories around 1400. I drink coffee with a tiny squirt of Stevia and occasionally sweeten my oatmeal with it when I don't use fruit. No fruit juicing (why drink just sugar and lose the fiber) no smoothies, no fast food. No other artificial sweetness other than what I mentioned and I do my best reading labels and avoiding the processed foods. My sugar withdrawal was two days. Now, I have increased energy and my sleeping is stabilizing, I will likely start walking soon. The top apps that measure sugars are in England and Australia and are not available in the USA. There are no apps here and the top rated apps I found are horrible in reference to sugar tracking. I don't know how to write an app, but if you make one, I'll purchase it if it is good (make yourself a million bucks). I actually am thinking now that most of the 'diet plans' I tried in the past failed because my sugar intakes never changed. I used low fat foods which had increased sugars. I used artificial sweeteners, but did not eliminate sugar. My goal is 250 and this app gave me a timeline of July 2018. We'll see ๐Ÿ˜
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