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A high-sugar diet is one of the main reasons for these diseases – yep, even in people who tend not to gain weight. It’s scary, because it can affect you without you realising it on the scales. And that’s the thing – I’m not complaining about my weight – I’m concerned about my own health and how it impacts those around me. I’ll give you a for instance; father dearest comes home with a packet of family-sized Arnott’s cream biscuits and a block of chocolate. Biscuits. No, chocolate. Noooo, biscuits. No. Both. And we eat both. All of it. In about 12 hours.
I worry about him, and I worry about me. I worry about the knock-on effect it has when I get my friend to share with me in the enjoyment of a Ben & Jerry’s Brownie Sundae after our burgers. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m usually pretty healthy. But it’s this one killer ingredient I’ve decided to banish.
Through my sugar-free days, I’ve realised it’s not actually that bad. So I’m going the whole way and doing 7 days. 7 days without sugar. My dad’s going 7 days with reduced sugar. And then we’ll both see what happens.
Why? I don’t want heart problems. I don’t want early-onset sight problems. I don’t want to deteriorate in the deathly grasps of diabetes. I don’t want lifeless skin with wrinkles and gross-ness. And I don’t want to find out what the cookie snacks and after-meal treats will do to me after my youth deteriorates…
My main goal here is to write about the process – to keep me honest… but most importantly, to give you strategies and tips to do exactly the same. I want you to know exactly what’s in store, exactly how to tackle it, exactly what you can do and exactly how you’ll feel without buying some $12.99 diet book. I want to give you an insight, and hopefully inspire you with results and passion to take the plunge and set yourself the challenges.
I’ve started today and I’ll include this in tomorrow’s post. So far, first day ain’t half bad! 😉
Let’s hope this 7 days turns into a lifetime of better habits for us all *end motivational speech*
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