Well I hate to admit it, but I like junk food and it is becoming a problem, I got on the scales this morning. Candy, cookies and pies are my weakness and I need to lose weight and get off them immediately. Now I know that sugar is not good for me and that I like it too much. So how do I get off it?
The first thing I did is tell my wife to quite bringing junk food home; I find that if it is not around I find something else to eat. If my only choices are healthy foods I will eat them, carrots make a good substitute for me.
Now avoiding sugar is not as easy as it sounds, sugar or one of its substitutes are all over the place. Read food labels and look not only for the word sugar, but also for sucrose, glucose, dextrose, fructose, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, evaporated cane juice, fruit juice concentrates, molasses and agave syrup. Sugar is not only present in candy, desserts and sugary drinks, but is added in almost everything. Get rid of all these sugar-containing foods.
Now for me I will go cold turkey and just quite eating the things that are bad for me. At the same time, I will reduce my portions. For the first few days, I will be a grouchy old bear to be around, but after that my system will adjust.
My wife loves to cook this is a two edged sword, because I love her cooking and eat too much. So one of the first things that we will do is to make our favorite dishes healthier by reducing sugar, salt and fats. For instance taking the skin of chicken greatly reduces the fat and calories.
When you want something sweet, go for fruit or carrot sticks instead. Take your time when you eat, chew your foods. Don’t eat in front of the TV. You will eat more and enjoy it less, because you are distracted. Eat your meals on a regular schedule and cut out the late night snakes.
Drink lots of water and get plenty of exercise. Getting junk foods out of our diet will keep you healthier and better prepared to face the TEOTWAWKI.
P.S. Now only if he would take his own advise, am waiting to see.