Eat.Q. Blogger: Meet Sue!

I lost 52 pounds in 52 weeks by conquering my sugar addiction. I’ve kept off every pound for seven years.

1 Food I Couldn’t Live Without: Do “vegetables” count as one? I rely on vegetables as my go-to food, when I want to feel full or just eat a lot.

1 Food I Hate (and why): Sugar, because of how it controlled my life for so long!

One Goal for the EatQ Challenge: To approach eating from a “softer,” simpler way with some new tools to help keep me fresh and on my toes in maintaining my weight loss.

5 Comments

  1. michellemcgowan@comcast.net'
    Michelle-
    November 11, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Controlled by sugar…that is so familiar to me. Do you just avoid it altogether? Thank you!

    MIchelle

    • sue.s.brown@gmail.com'
      November 11, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      I started by eliminating any food that I would EVER over eat. That meant ALL foods with sugar (technically with the molecule fructose which for me — and many others — is addictive). So no table sugar, HFCS, maple syrup, honey or agave nectar. I added into my diet vegetables and fresh fruit (in moderation). The only “counting” I do is to make sure I get 20 grams of protein per meal. I also walk an hour a day … It’s how I “sold down”.

      • sue.s.brown@gmail.com'
        November 11, 2013 at 8:52 pm

        * slow * down!

  2. kskcwalsh@aol.com'
    Sandy-
    November 11, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I have the same problem & question. How did you conquer your sugar addiction?

    • sue.s.brown@gmail.com'
      November 11, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      Sandy, see my reply above. I also found that when I eliminated sugar most processed foods went away, too. My tastes just slowly changed to prefer healthy, whole foods. As I became more deliberate and mindful about what I ate, I WANTED to eat foods that I felt fueled me better, gave me more sustained energy. It is soooo important to be more deliberate and mindful. Each bite you take can either heal you … Or make you feel worse … I choose healing!