For the month of January, 2017, I went without sugar. Taking one month off of sugar greatly changed the way I eat and how I feel as a result still to this day and I really can’t imagine going back to eating the amount I used to eat.
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Sugar is everywhere and it is making us chronically ill, overweight, and feeling lethargic. The goal of this post is to provide a bit of background information on what happens to sugar when we eat it.
I have listed the top 6 things that are important for losing weight and feeling healthier. Do your best to make small changes to your diet for sustained weight loss and focus on being consistent and patient with yourself.
I am always trying to find the best way to eat for my body and experimenting with new foods and new ways of eating, so my diet is always evolving. This year, my focus was on improving digestion. In 2017, I was finally able to decrease my sugar consumption, I experienced how effective a low FODMAP diet is for bloating and IBS symptoms, I started fasting for at least 12 hours every day and I incorporated more fat into my diet.
I hear "health professionals" everywhere, on TV, in podcasts, or online, say to limit fruit because of its sugar content, and it just isn't true for the everyday person. Fruit has many benefits for the body and the naturally occurring sugar in fruit is quite beneficial for gut health. Find out more about why fruit is part of a healthy diet and how much fruit you should be eating as well as which individuals should limit their intake to 1-2 servings per day.
Thinking about reducing your sugar intake? Read these tips for a smooth transition