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No Sweets Recap – LHAS

Time slips away :)

From having friends over to two days at the Fancy Food Show, where did this weekend go?

To recap on my no artificial sweets week: I ended up losing about 4 pounds, and I was not hungry. I noticed that after I added in the artificial sweeteners, I was more hungry.

Since then, I have walked at least 2 miles each day. Im not sure how big the Fancy Food show was, but I was on my feet 2-4 hours each day. It was very low intensity, and I was eating small bites every 10 minutes or so, but my feet really hurt at the end of it! I had about 500 minutes of activity this week.

I also was far more careful and deliberate on what I did and did not eat last week. Instead of reaching for diet soda, I had to think if I was going to have a Snapple or plain water. At home, I drank southern sweet tea, the real kind, made from tea and simple syrup. Even with drinking the sugar sweetened stuff, I lost weight and was not hungry.

I haven’t decided if I want to continue it. Rather, I am not following it at the moment, but it would be something worthwhile to come back to at some point.

I had a headache 3 of the 5 days, so it either did not help with the headaches, or, more likely, I needed a longer period of time to flush them out of my system and for me to get a routine of getting enough liquids.

The Fancy Food Show was Amazing. I got to try a lot of different things. The best was a spanish cheese tasting. They laid out six different types of Manchego Cheese, and talked about the difference (pasteurized, raw, and how long aged.)

Maybe a cheese diet for a week would be fun :)

2 Comments to "No Sweets Recap – LHAS"

  1. Laurie's Gravatar Laurie
    June 30, 2010 - 11:52 am | Permalink

    Glad that the no artificial sweetener is working for you. I’d suggest keeping it up. Great work on the exercise!!!

  2. July 4, 2010 - 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations on the exercise and the weight loss! That’s wonderful that by really thinking through your choices and cutting out the artificial sweeteners you had so much success!!

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