My favourite habit used to be trawling through the bakery aisle…
I’d look for all the reduced goodies to take home and eat once the kids were in bed! My husband and I also loved to put our feet up and sip a sweet cider in the evening. I never felt satisfied and always dished up greedy, massive portions, not realising when I was full. But, it never even crossed my mind that I was addicted because I just enjoyed eating so much.
I had previously tried to lose weight, but I’d never been able to keep the weight off.
And, to be honest I didn’t really have the motivation, plus, with two young kids, I didn’t think I had the time either!
But one day, I saw the I Quit Sugar Cookbook on sale and it sparked my interest.
I went home and followed the Facebook page, thinking it might be something I’d like to try eventually. I was the heaviest weight I’d ever been and I was really uncomfortable. My husband’s really into his football too, so was keen to feel healthier, both on and off the field.
I knew something had to change so I went and bought the book and we started the 8-Week Program together!
And, you know what? While we prepped for excruciating withdrawal symptoms, they never came. It also inspired us to try new things! The Program was laid out in a way that kept me focused and excited about all the new foods I was eating – and all of a sudden I felt full after meals.
The best bit? My appetite no longer controls my day.
Even if I’m hungry, I can wait until my next meal – I’m not in a panic to find sugary food! My energy levels are also sustained throughout the day, and I’m so much more comfortable within myself.
To date, I’ve lost 10 kilos and 22 inches!
Even my kids have said, “Mummy’s big tummy has gone,” which just feels absolutely amazing. And, my husband has also lost 7 kilos! While admittedly, he struggled more than me because his colleagues were always offering him cake and biscuits, he pushed through, and now he looks fantastic.
Believe in yourself – you CAN quit sugar!
It’s not as hard as you think it’s going to be. And, if you can find a buddy to embark on your journey with, it will help you too.