I decided to adopt a new way of eating. I would avoid eating any foods that had more than three grams of sugar per serving. If at all possible I would try for 1 gram or less of sugar. The only exception I made to this rule was for whole fruit or vegetables.
The changes that have occurred within myself have been profound. I’ve lost nearly forty pounds. I find myself needing only 7 hours of sleep per night not my usual eight or more that I required before. One of the biggest changes that I discovered was after I gave blood last month. The blood drive I do is on a Tuesday and the following morning is the day we get a truck in that has to be hand unloaded. I came to expect that after I’d given blood I wouldn’t be at full strength. Last month was a big exception. I didn’t feel weak at all.
I used to have a massive sweet tooth, but one event early on cured me of that. I tried some root beer after I’d been doing this diet for a couple weeks. I couldn’t even finish half of the 20 oz drink. It tasted absolutely horrendous and top it off it gave me a massive headache. Now when I look at sweet foods I see something that is totally disgusting. How did I eat that crap before.
I try to encourage others to follow my example and change their lifestyle. It’s worked for me and I know it would work for them.