This is probably the most important post for Phase #1 of my weight loss. Here I will talk about the top 5 benefits that I realized from avoiding sugar and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) during Phase #1 of my weight loss.
The Benefits are summarized below. The videos below expound on these benefits.
Benefit #1: I drank a lot more water. This was not by willpower, but by default, since the sources for sugar & HFCS were eliminated!
Benefit #2: I ate less food. Again, this was not by willpower, but because my body started to let me know when I was full, so I stopped eating. No more late night cravings that I felt like I had to satisfy!
Benefit #3: I started eating healthier. This was not by willpower, but by default, after eliminating the sources of sugar & HFCS.
Benefit #4: I started losing weight. I lost 30 pounds in 4 months without exercising!
Again, this was by default, meaning, I wasn't monitoring my weight or anything. The weight just started falling off - my clothes were getting too big! Check out my Weight Management Timeline for Phase #1.
Also, click here to see my "Before & After" pics.
Benefit #5: I had more energy. Before starting Phase #1 of my weight loss, I would get tired walking up the stairs. After Phase #1 of my weight loss, not only would I have energy going up the stairs, I would play with my young daughter & not get tired!
Hopefully, I've provided enough info on this blog about what to eat/drink instead of consuming items with sugar/HFCS in it.
Click here for ideas to replace sugar & HFCS. And remember to keep up with the blog for recipes ideas and other updates!