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Updates: Week 1

Sugar: the sweetest poison of all.

Sugar: the sweetest poison of all.

This week has been so busy that I’ve hardly given my eating plan any thought. I’ve stayed far away from sugar (until today), and avoided all carbs. I’ve dropped another half kilogram, and have much less bloating. I also have more energy and clearer skin, despite averaging less than five hours’ sleep a night since Monday. So far, so good.

My dear husband has been sort-of joining me on this journey, and has dropped a significant amount of weight already. His waist circumference has dropped and he has been more focused on his work, which is good. He’s also been under a lot of pressure this week, and that hasn’t helped his health much. Overall, though, I think this healthy eating programme is good for him, and will bear fruit in the long term.

Yesterday I read a really fascinating, horrifying article about the dangers of sugar. Some of the possible effects include:

  • Diabetes (of course);
  • Obesity (duh);
  • Tooth decay;
  • Certain types of cancer; and even
  • Mental problems:
    • Depression;
    • Anxiety;
    • Schizophrenia;
    • Addiction.

Read the full article here, and let me know your thoughts.

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