I’ve lost 16 kilos over the past year, go to the gym 3 or 4 times a week on top of my regular ‘sporting’ activities and have never felt better.
It’s been pretty easy really - I’ve cut out bread, potatoes, pasta, rice and unrefined sugar as much as I can.
I eat lots of fruit, veg, cheese, fish, chicken, charcuterie etc and all my blood tests have shown a real improvement - cholesterol, glucose etc etc yawn…which has been a nice surprise. Oh and guess what - I drink
The thing that has really focused me is the amount of refined sugar in every day products. I read labels now - something I never did! I go to McD’s on a regular basis but only for their coffee which I love! They give me loads of sugar sticks and a free biccy which I save for guests! I now equate McD sugar sticks to the labelling on things we buy.
One McD sugar stick has 4g of sugar in it. The photo below shows a 400ml can of Heinz tomato soup - it has 5 packets of McD sugar in it - i.e. approx 20g !! Pretty shocking. There are loads of examples - especially amongst low fat products which are normally stacked full of sugar - I never buy low fat stuff !