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Sugar-free me – the results!

May 16, 2015

Ruth a

After six weeks of being (mostly) sugar-free, here are the results:

  • my energy levels are more stable, and I no longer get that terrible late-afternoon tiredness
  • my teeth feel lovely and clean
  • I have lost 5lb in weight
  • my waist measurement has decreased by 5cm (2″), which means it is now less than half my height
  • my clothes fit me better and feel more comfortable

After the first couple of weeks it actually became much easier to resist sugary food and drink, because I craved it less. Lots of things I used to like taste horribly sweet if I try them now.

So it’s all good, and I’m going to stay off the sugar from now on, apart from a couple of portions of fruit a day, some good quality dark chocolate and the occasional piece of birthday cake.

With thanks to Sandy Calico who took this photo of me at BlogOnMOSI on 2nd May.

24 Comments leave one →
  1. May 16, 2015 1:38 pm

    I have started to cut back on the sugar and noticed a dfference too. Its amazing the change it makes x

    • May 16, 2015 6:22 pm

      Yes it is amazing the difference it makes. I feel so much better now than I did a couple of months ago x

  2. May 16, 2015 6:23 pm

    This is really interesting – I could probably do with taking some sugar from my diet. x

  3. May 16, 2015 8:52 pm

    Wow I have huge admiration for you! I don’t like sweets but love my fruit and natural sugars like honey.

    • May 17, 2015 11:10 am

      I love fruit too, and could never give it up. What I no longer eat is doughnuts and biscuits and things like that.

  4. May 17, 2015 3:38 pm

    Well done, amazing achievement. I don’t think I could do it for so long but I might start with a day and see how it goes.

  5. May 17, 2015 3:49 pm

    Wow that is amazing, I don’t put extra sugar in anything but I do love fruit x

  6. May 17, 2015 6:08 pm

    Gosh what a difference! Problem is I need to put weight on and I love cake!

  7. May 17, 2015 8:04 pm

    Amazing! Seriously well done! I really need to cut down on sugar myself xx

  8. Cass@FrugalFamily permalink
    May 17, 2015 8:55 pm

    You look fab – I’m trying to cut out sugar from my diet at the minute x x

  9. May 17, 2015 9:16 pm

    You’re looking really great 🙂 I’m not cutting sugar out completely at the moment, but have seriously reduced my consumption since my op. Haven’t noticed any visible difference yet, but this is a long-term change for me so who knows!

  10. May 18, 2015 9:46 am

    Well done – you certainly look to be glowing with health! I have such a sweet tooth I am not sure I could manage it!!

  11. May 18, 2015 10:02 am

    well done you look radiant , xxx

  12. May 18, 2015 3:10 pm

    Great update and it sounds like it’s really working for you – I really wish I could give up sugar!

  13. May 18, 2015 8:19 pm

    It sounds like you have made some really great progress! Its something I have thought about doing before but I just don’t know if I have the will power lol! x

  14. May 19, 2015 9:07 am

    It is amazing how much sugar affects you isn’t it – I had GD when pregnant and still eat better now. It is shocking how much sugar is in foods

  15. May 19, 2015 11:36 am

    Wow, you look amazing. I am not sure how I could manage this. Plus I am not sure I have the will power!

  16. May 19, 2015 4:28 pm

    This is something I really need to do. I manage it for a day or two and then cave in!

  17. May 20, 2015 9:39 am

    That’s fantastic! Well done. I’m becoming more aware of the sugar I’m consuming. I like sugar in my tea and coffee but I’m having less in other areas – not eating sweets or chocolate as much!

  18. May 24, 2015 7:41 pm

    awww honey well don you for sticking to it lovely 🙂 i detoxed off sugar for a while and felt great .. but now its back again 😦

  19. May 26, 2015 11:05 pm

    Fabulous results – well done for sticking to you. It’s amazing how much better you feel but just cutting back a little. I notice the energy slump disappears when I eat better

  20. emmysmummy permalink
    May 26, 2015 11:06 pm

    well done for sticking with it. Its amazing how cutting back just a little has such fantastic results. I notice the energy slump reduces when I eat better


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