In January I lost 5 pounds by not eating cheese.
Guess how much weight I lost in February by not eating sugar?
None. Zero. Nada. Nothing.
I didn’t gain any weight either. And I did start eating a bit of cheese. I bought Parmigiano-Reggiano and grate it over some foods now and then but I’ve not gone overboard.
I didn’t exercise either except to walk my dog but it’s at her sniff, sniff pace not mine. Not exercising is a big negative. I have no excuse for that.
February was a very stressful month for me on many levels and I really wanted sugar when I was stressed out. But I didn’t have any. I did eat more dark, dark chocolate than usual, more almond butter sandwiches, and more carbs in general.
For March, I decided to give up bread, rolls, and buns.
And yes, sugar has already come back into my life. Sugar is like a drug. And not having it didn’t take the cravings away.
I’ll continue to go AEP.