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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
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Krysden
by Platinum Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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that's fantastic! 

freshmom88
by on Sep. 12, 2012 at 6:18 PM

 I dont think i have ever had a regular date. I have only had the ones coated in sugar

 :-/

 

Quoting Alyson121:

 

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.  

 

evansmommy802
by on Sep. 12, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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You should really be proud! KeeP it up mama you look great!


Quoting Alyson121:


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


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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Sep. 12, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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Holy cow Alyson!  I'm SO proud of you, and you have definitely inspired me:)

SabrinaLC
by on Sep. 12, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Awesome!

Look at that shrinking tummy!

Alyson121
by Alyson on Sep. 12, 2012 at 11:25 PM


Quoting darbyakeep45:

Holy cow Alyson!  I'm SO proud of you, and you have definitely inspired me:)

awwww . . .thanks Darby!!! Let me know when you're ready to take the plunge, i've tons of tips and tricks.  

Alyson121
by Alyson on Sep. 12, 2012 at 11:26 PM


Quoting SabrinaLC:

Awesome!

Look at that shrinking tummy!

Watch me shrink! LOL.  The funny thing is i haven't lost allot of weight, like only about 5 pounds.  However, my tummy and fat rolls are disappearing. 

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Sep. 13, 2012 at 4:50 AM
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To be honest, I'm focused on eating veggies, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein...NOTHING processed at all...or at least trying to do that...I know that I have an addiction to sugar and need to overcome that!

Quoting Alyson121:


Quoting darbyakeep45:

Holy cow Alyson!  I'm SO proud of you, and you have definitely inspired me:)

awwww . . .thanks Darby!!! Let me know when you're ready to take the plunge, i've tons of tips and tricks.  


Hannahsjoy
by on Sep. 13, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Whoa!! Amazing!!! Love it!


MrsAnjo
by on Sep. 13, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Whoo whoo! So that really made a difference!

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