Last week we discussed alternative methods to HRT, this week it’s diet. I’ve never known such a positive outcome, not just to Puberty Part 2, but to life in general, and the method is to cut out sugar.
It’ll feel brutal at first, and there will be drawbacks as it’s like weaning yourself off a drug, but the result will definitely appear. The sweats will reduce, you’ll sleep better, your skin will change and you’ll lose weight, at least a dress size. Promise.
The health decision to decrease sugar and carbs came when I saw my mum in a hospital bed for 3 weeks, the most active 86 year old person I know was doing nothing, she wasn’t going to the gym, she wasn’t going to Apple to find out why her iPad wasn’t working, for the first time in 20 years I saw her in a hospital bed and I saw her age – and it rocked me!
I always have been health conscious but made a decision to take health to another level.
I gave up processed foods, white carbs because they turn into sugar and severely reduced my alcohol intake. I lost a stone, started sleeping through the night and my skin changed so much I was asked by numerous people if I had changed moisturiser!!
When I was first advised to cut out sugar I used vocabulary that wasn’t in the dictionary – honestly. Thought I’d give it a go for 6 weeks, and felt so negative I couldn’t focus. “What CAN I eat?” I thought, actually you’d be surprised about how much you can eat.
Here are my quick easy steps to starting a sugar free lifestyle:
Breakfast – Boiled eggs, poached or scrambled. Scrambled eggs with Salmon and Spinach first thing in the morning is so filling. Or an omelette with mushrooms, peppers and onions is a good one.
Lunch – A huge salad with grilled chicken
Dinner – A huge tuna steak with a stir fry including kale, broccoli, green beans, butternut squash and carrots.
Snacks – almonds, black/blue/straw/raspberries
2 litres of water a day is also great for the skin, but if you can’t handle drinking 2 litres of water, try about 1 litre of water and make up the other litre with fruit or herbal tea? And when going out socialising try sparkling water with the juice of a lime and a few raspberries.
It may sound strange at first but once you ger used to eating this way you’ll see and feel the difference in your body.
The white bread, potatoes, pasta and rice need to go, just reduce at first if you can’t cut it all out. Get rid of processed foods, they are just full of chemicals, watch the fruit, berries and apples and cut the alcohol out. Yeah I know you’re probably thinking “what” but just try it for 6 weeks. Have a read of my article on Sugar Awareness for tips on how to reduce sugar cravings.
Have you ever thought about sugar and how it impacts you? Ever tried the no sugar no carb lifestyle? I’d love to hear all about it – hit me up on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Let’s talk about it!