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3 Months of "No processed sugar" and what my tummy looks like now (pics)

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I've put myself on an "unofficial" challenge and started the "no processed sugar" in June 2012.  Basically i wanted to see if i could eliminate processed sugar in the foods i bought (even if they were organic) and not buy any cane sugar as well (even though i only bought organic raw cane sugar).  What this meant is that any breads, cereals, pasta (before i made my own) sauces, condiments, etc didn't have any processed sugar in them either.  I DID use raw honey, palm sugar, to sweeten my tea or if i baked something.  I just was trying to eliminate the cane and processed sugar. 

So, the first week was a challenge because i REALLY wanted some yummy baked goods with lots of cane sugar.  I also wanted to "treat" myself to some baked goods from our local natural grocery store.  

I'd say by the end of the first 30 days, i didn't have the SUPER strong cravings.  I noticed that eating things like dates and fresh fruit helped with the sugar urges.  Also, the one time i did cave and buy a vegan cookie, i really didn't enjoy it.  Like my body didn't respond the same way it used to in the past. 

Anyway, i'd taken a "before" pic in June of my tummy and just took another pic today.  I REALLY can see a difference in how my tummy looks from not having the processed sugar in my diet.  And this is with me not exercising for hours and hours everyday.  I exercised about 30 minutes a day and some times and less than that on others.  Even more, i sometimes didn't exercise at all.  


Here are the BEFORE pics



Here are the after pics

by on Sep. 11, 2012 at 6:17 PM
Replies (31-40):
Alyson121
by Alyson on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:07 PM


Quoting bertie4:

You go girl!

I'm trying! LOL

Alyson121
by Alyson on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:09 PM


Quoting megums:

Wow that's awesome! Congrats on the shrinking tummy! :) I gotta get on this...

It really is.  I didn't realize how much the processes sugar affected my gut.  I still eat sweet stuff, i just use raw honey and pure maple syrup, etc. 

Alyson121
by Alyson on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:10 PM


Quoting freshmom88:

Big difference! Kudos to u for having that will power!

Yeah i kinda surprised myself.  I basically swapped how i sweeten things i eat.  I knew that if i didn't bring it into the house, then i couldn't eat it.  During the first week or so i ate TONS of dates.  They really helped satisfy my cravings.  

Alyson121
by Alyson on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:12 PM


Quoting LuvMySavage:

Awesome! You have amazing will power!

Once my body was used to not having the processed sugar, i didn't crave it.  That typically takes about 7 days or so.  I was amazed that i really didn't want it after awhile. 

Alyson121
by Alyson on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:13 PM


Quoting cleanaturalady:

Looking good, mama. 

Thank you Lady!

Alyson121
by Alyson on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:14 PM


Quoting evansmommy802:

Wow! Great job! You can totally see a difference!

I know, right?  I excited to see what i look like in Dec. 2012

Alyson121
by Alyson on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:14 PM


Quoting blondeb:

WOW GREAT JOB!!!

Thanks!!!

Alyson121
by Alyson on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:15 PM


Quoting formymunchkins:

WOW!! Way to go!! You have great will power!!!

after the first 7 days the body doesn't really crave it. 

Alyson121
by Alyson on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:15 PM


Quoting cmorris1200:

You rock!!

aawwww . . .thanks mama!

Alyson121
by Alyson on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM


Quoting Schleetle:

Awesome! Did your kiddos leave you some artwork? Lol

LOL!!! We have glass crayons . . .you should see the windows.  

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