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Mervi
Mervi
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When I first began my diet back in July, I used to crave sugar over and over. However, since July, I have managed to cut out the bad food from my unhealthy diet and now I do not crave sugar. I have managed to lose 5lbs in 2 weeks without exercise. It would be a quicker weight loss if I exercised, but I do not have time for that :/. Once I enter a college, I will lose weight as it is quite an active course ๐Ÿ™‚

Dieting has worked for me and was difficult at the beginning, however, I now find sugary things I used to crave sickly ๐Ÿ™‚

Dieting is possible, itโ€™s just difficult ๐Ÿ™‚

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crazyfitness
crazyfitnessPWB Guest

Hi Mervi

Well done to you as that isn't easy. I have a few questions which I hope you don't mind me asking:

How long did it take for you to not crave sugar and find sweet stuff sickly?

Have you substituted sugar for other things (i.e. honey, fructose syrup etc.)?

Do you use/eat dates?

Thanks very much.

Mervi
Mervi in reply to crazyfitness

It took me about 3-4 weeks to not crave sugar and about 5 weeks to find them sickly

I eat natural sugars from fruits and whatever is for dinner, mostly veg and one protein thing

Sorry, what do you mean by โ€œdo you use/eat dates?โ€ ?

Also no problem :)

Imagine all the health benefits from no sugar filled things. I now have tons more energy than ever, lose weight just through dieting (baring in mind Iโ€™m only 16) and donโ€™t feel as down as I used to :)

Good luck :)

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessPWB Guest in reply to Mervi

Thank you for your reply.

I need to bite the bullet and stop using sweetners in my drinks. If I just throw them away then I won't be tempted. The fructose syrup I use is straight from the fruit i.e. apples and I'm not sure what the other fruit is, it isn't processed.

I tend to eat veg, protein and sweet potatoes for dinner.

What I mean by dates is do you eat them at all and do you cook with them i.e. I make my own flapjacks and add chopped dates to the recipe.

Totally agree with the health benefits and for someone of 16 years to be so wise is incredible, you could teach older people a thing or two and that includes me.

Well done :)

Mervi
Mervi in reply to crazyfitness

Sorry, I didnโ€™t realise there was a fruit called dates. No I do not use/eat them. I tend to stay away from processed foods if I can.

What I eat during the day:

Breakfast - small bowl of cereal, that will last until 11 ish.

11 (break/snack) I will have a healthy yoghurt, the brand is โ€˜Danon Light and Freeโ€™

Lunch (1pm) - 2 pieces of fruit and possibly 2 slices of brown bread, no filling due to me not liking sandwich fillings... oops ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜‚

Snack (when I get home, 4pm ish) - one fruit

Dinner - veg and a protein, sometimes it will include carbs but not very often

Also, thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been told by many people that Iโ€™m really mature and quiet and I try to help as many people as I can with what knowledge I have ๐Ÿ™‚

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessPWB Guest in reply to Mervi

Thank you for that, it's really helpful know what you have been eating. I think because you snack on the healthy stuff you do not need the carbs at dinner time.

Dates aren't processed, the are a dried fruit and by far the best ones are Medjool but they are expensive. I have added a link below so you can see what they are.

theguardian.com/lifeandstyl...

You are truly an inspiration and tackling your way of eating so young will now set you up for life. :)

:)

Alicia

Mervi
Mervi in reply to crazyfitness

Thatโ€™s ok Iโ€™m happy to help :)

I will check out the link, thank you :)

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessPWB Guest in reply to Mervi

Dates do taste delicious and they are natural. I enjoy them more than chocolate and I haven't given up sugar yet :)

Mervi
Mervi in reply to crazyfitness

It does take time and a lot of dedication and temptation but you can fight through it, Iโ€™m sure of it :)

And once you do, you will be so happy you did, it soon doesnโ€™t even feel like a diet ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™‚

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessPWB Guest in reply to Mervi

Thank you Mervi for those encouraging words. I'll bite the bullet and throw away the sweetners I have and then I will have to go without the sweetness in my drinks. It's funny as I can eat porridge without sweetners!!

Here's to a healthy lifestyle :)

Alicia

Mervi
Mervi in reply to crazyfitness

No problem ! Also Iโ€™m sure you can do this ! It gets easier after a few weeks of no/limited sugar. If you have any questions donโ€™t hesitate to ask x

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessPWB Guest in reply to Mervi

Aw thank you Mervi, really appreciate your help.

Alicia x

Mervi
Mervi in reply to crazyfitness

Itโ€™s ok, anytime x

Well done Mervi LC x

Mervi
Mervi in reply to Louise_Chlo

Thank you :) x

Good for you for sticking with it. I also craved sugar for a few weeks, but suddenly, you come out of it. Like magic! Worth hanging on in there for sure as the weight starts to melt away. For me, it was the same with bread.....

Mervi
Mervi in reply to LeeRa

I have not noticed myself losing weight but I am being til it through scales and clothes ๐Ÿ˜

Just one point: dried fruits are very high sugar. It doesn't make any difference if it's Fructose, Sucrose, Lactose, etc. All Sugar. All carbs. Stevia is natural sweetener (from leaves) and can be used. Good luck everyone.

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessPWB Guest in reply to LeeRa

I also found out a little while ago that Xylitol is derived from Birch trees, I've added a link below. Stevia is also good at lowering blood pressure as well so a good one.

xylitoluk.co.uk/

:)

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