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New Lessons Learned, Trying Again

Monday, April 16, 2018

So after some experimentation, a calorie is NOT a calorie. I thought that I could be active, eat pretty much what I wanted under a certain calorie count, and lose weight. It worked for about 3 weeks or so. Then I stopped losing, then I started eating more, then I stopped exercising as much because I was tired or busy, etc. Now I'm researching insulin and the effect sugar has on the body, and it's time to CUT out COMPLETELY all unnatural sugars. I know now that I can't do the half-*** eat this or this many teaspoons and stop there. I had a huge bowl of spinach yesterday...covered in sweet French dressing...and I reasoned with myself that this was the only way I could get spinach down without cooking it or boiling it. This is the habit I have. I rationalize what I eat when it's not according to plan and move things around to fit some kind of new knowledge or paradigm for eating well and losing weight. More than anything, the pitfall comes with sugar. I keep saying a little is fine...until a little becomes more than a little and more than a few times a week. It's gotta be all or nothing. And if I can kick sugar, I will be Wonder Woman haha. We'll see how this goes...
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    If you subscribe to Netflix, you might want to check out the documentary called What the Health. It covers the impact of sugar in the body and blows apart the myth that a calorie is a calorie. As you've realized, a calorie is NOT a calorie; ingesting 100 calories of sugar does very different things to your body than 100 calories of, say, broccoli. Maybe the film will help motivate you to kick your habit.
    1202 days ago
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