Don’t panic though, just because I didn’t lose a ton of weight this first week, doesn’t mean I’m going to head to a pizza place and drown my sorrows. The key for me is whether my clothes continue to fit better, (which they do), and that I continue to feel healthier and ache free, (which I do). These two things, along with continuing to eat full delicious meals and never feeling like I’m hungry, more than makes up for my lackluster scale performance.
I took some time last week and put together a book with some things I discovered along with my personal experiences from my March experiment. What started as quick scribbles and thoughts has become over 50 pages of writing, blogging, recipes, handouts, and worksheets designed for someone who might be thinking of trying some time without sugar and flour. I realized after I read the whole thing yesterday, that I will likely be rewriting some chunks of it so it doesn’t sound too much like a diet book, because it’s not.
I feel that my goal will be to encourage folks to purge their system of sugar and all the artificial sweetners, chemicals, and other hidden processed items. If my story helps you to make the leap, even for just two weeks of your life, then your brain will do the rest. There’s no point for me to try and talk you into 2 or 3 months of drastic eating change because it would likely feel impossible to you, but I know from my experience that at the two week point of my experiment I realized that a month was possible. Then at the one month mark, after seeing and feeling the results, I realized that two months were possible. My goal is to just get you started on the journey and then you can decide how far you want to go.
I know that if I can encourage you to do this experiment 100% for two weeks, then the sugar haze you live in will be lifted and you’ll see the possibilities for your own life. Will it be a tough two weeks? You bet. Can you do it? I have no doubts. I actually think you could do a month no problem, but let’s start with two weeks.
In fact, I’m so comfortable with the benefits of this experiment that I will continue to revise and grow my book and give it to you for free. Just hit me up via email at FIGIDPress@Gmail.com and let me know when you’re ready. I’ll gladly send you a link to the latest edition of the book if you keep me posted on your progress. Try to ask around a month before your “being healthy” deadline so you have time to get organized and plan things out, two things I believe are incredibly important before starting.
All the best!