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Journal to success PART 1

Sunday, May 31, 2020

It's been about 5 years since I joined SPARKPeople.

Reflecting on this, I recall I thought I knew it all, that weight loss would be easy.

It turns out I really had a lot to learn. Turns out I knew very little. I was a subscriber to calories in = calories out formula. Over time, I discovered this was not true. Turns out that no matter how hard I tried to exercise off my "calories in", I was still gaining weight. My weight would fluctuate wildly. The harder I tried, the worse I got at it, each time, gaining back more weight, like an out of control YO-YO.

The harder I tried to exercise it off, the more injuries I received. What was I doing wrong?

It took me two to three years of banging my head until I realized the real problem.

The real problem was the food I was eating.
I discovered that the real enemy was my poor nutrition. Looking for answers, I went on an Internet search for clues. Over time, I found what I was looking for.

My problem was sugar, not lack of exercise.

I started looking at the labels on all my canned goods and was shocked at the amount of sugar I was consuming. It's in all processed foods. How much is too much?

More on this in my next blog.
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    About a year ago I saw this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0l
    L1MN2yCs&t=1241s . Around the 22nd minute brain scans are shown of people addicted to drugs, and of people who are obese. The brain responds to sugar in the same way the brain responds to drugs.
    Seeing that video helpt me to stop eating refined sugars. I've had a few days since when I ate a small amount but apart from that my life has been sugar free since February 23, 2020. I'm very glad for it.
    Later on I learned about Bright Line Eating, which is a book and a FB community focuses on food addiction and I cut out flour as well, and that finally allowed me to lose weight for the first time in many years.
    100 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/6/2021 7:22:35 AM
    In November last year, I decided to follow No Added Sugar. Sugar is not kind to people who have arthritis!
    You are so right about the foods we eat being the problem.
    286 days ago
  • no profile photo LANLEIMEE
    glad you found a remedy.
    379 days ago
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  • EOWYN2424
    hang in there!
    379 days ago
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