Sugar free transformation is what this blog is all about.
How much would we all weigh if we never gained back the weight we lost?
In the past, before I learned how to abstain from sugar, grains, and seed oils completely, I would diet, lose weight, go back to typical eating, and gain it all back plus more.
The discovery that giving up these foods completely is infinitely easier than trying to eat them moderately changed my life. Recently, I stopped chewing Trident sugarless gum, and my appetite management has reached a new level of peace and comfort.
I was doing research on the effect of soybean oil on the hypothalamus, when I learned that artificial sweeteners have a dis-regulating effect on that part of the brain. The hypothalamus has important roles when it comes to appetite, metabolism, and energy production, and my research made me accept the fact that my Trident habit was stimulating my appetite, and pushing me to eat more.
Positive Effect of Giving Up Sugarless Gum:
Although I experienced cravings, headaches, and fatigue from giving up the Trident, my afternoon hunger pangs were gone. Let me say that another way: no Trident, no 3PM craving for extra food. The headaches and fatigue were a small price to pay for relief from artificial hunger! Plus, after one week even those symptoms of artificial sweetener withdrawal were gone.
On top of that, I have more motivation and willingness to do work that I have been avoiding. The result? I finally made this video that combines music, VoiceOver, and photographs to tell a transformation story. I have a long way to go to improve my editing skills, but I am ready to keep getting better.
I hope that you keep improving by finding the food, exercise, and fun that make your life more fulfilling every day.
Be well, and eat for yourself.