Dropped sugar, dropped 15 pounds

11-shocking-facts-about-sugar-that-you-didnt-knowI’ve managed to easily shed 15 pounds of weight in a month without exercise, starving or drugs… and this is how.

It started when we watched Fed Up on Netflix. The movie brings up some scary facts about sugar. I won’t present the horrors of sweeteners, both natural and artificial. Fed Up and other documentaries do a much better job than I can.

At the time I was having six teaspoons of sugar in two cups of coffee every morning, sweet tea during the day and  a pick-me-up candy bar here and there. I work a 40 hour a week desk job and my only exercise was the evening walk with the dog. I weighed 185 pounds on a 5 foot frame and was in a snug size 14-16 pants.

Screen Shot 2015-06-12 at 10.55.21 PMI didn’t decide to give up sugar, it just happened. Within days of watching Fed Up we ran out of sugar. Whenever this happened in the past I was in the corner store paying top dollar for a tiny bag, just enough to get me through until I made a full shop. That morning I had my coffee with just cream and went cold turkey off sugar.

At the same time I had also just started taking doTERRA Slim and Sassy Essential Oil Blend. I’m not sure if that’s why it was so easy for me to go cold turkey or not, but I found giving up sugar easy.

I didn’t believe it would make much difference, but it was worth a try. A few days later I stepped on the scale to see if it had made a difference. I had shed five pounds!

That inspired me and I actively wiped sugar from my diet. I eat whatever I want, when I want, as long as it doesn’t have sugar. That means nuts, fruits (natural sugars are okay), vegetables and meats. I also drink at least one 16 ounce bottle of water a day that I’ve added 8 drops of Slim and Sassy to. I’ve also found meal replacement shakes with NO sugar or any kind of sweeteners from 310 Nutrition that I’m excited to try.

I’ve consistently lost five pounds a week, except for the week I started eating rice cakes like crazy. They had no sugar and were only 35 calories, harmless I thought. Then I found out carbs turn into sugar after you eat them. After I quit my after work rice cake pig outs, I went back to dropping the weekly five pounds.

The important thing to know, if you decide to go sugar free, is NO manmade sweeteners are good. Artificial, no-calorie sweeteners have been found to actually cause weight gain and diabetes. Surprisingly, sugar isn’t natural either. It’s processed and altered by man.

So here I am a month later feeling fantastic. My skin looks better, I have a lot more energy and focus and all my clothes are too big. I weigh 170 and I’m now wearing a size ten. I feel vibrant. All this happened in a month.

I hope this helps anyone else who is trying to drop pounds. No matter what I did, I couldn’t lose an ounce until now. I suggest watching Fed Up or another documentary about sugar and the truth.

You can follow my weight loss journey…

Hard to tell in a head and shoulders shot that I've lost 15 pounds.

Hard to tell in a head and shoulders shot that I’ve lost 15 pounds. I’ll dig up a full body shot and do a comparison then.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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2 Responses to Dropped sugar, dropped 15 pounds

  1. Frank says:

    Way to go! There is so much unnecessary stuff we can cut from our diets. Sugar, msg, it is all a good thing. Way to go Angela!

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