I made some changes to my regular Belly Fat Cure eating and have cut out all grains (except Benefiber) and really increased my green veggies. Jorge Cruise is calling this new program the Fast Track and has book coming out at the end of the year on it. I felt like I needed to switch it up again, as my weight was stagnating a bit. Can I keep up no grains for life? Who knows, and I don't want to think that far ahead or put that kind of pressure on myself. But I think it was an easy transition after about 8 months on the BFC. Changes I have noticed are that I am sleeping better... way better. And I just feel much less hungry this week. This is photo of my grocery haul this week - super green!
I think there are two secrets as to why I have lost my 50 lbs:
1. I just stuck with it, not withstanding a few afternoon chip binges
2. I eliminated artificial sweeteners
I think #2 is the most crucial, because it is what has allowed me to do #1, stick with it. I would love to hear from others who also quit artificial sweeteners or are interested in doing it for the month. I have been trying to convince one of my sisters to do it, but she can't understand why a 0 Calorie additive would effect her weight. I truly believe it has made all the difference for me!
This week I have stumbled across a few great articles that really support Low Sugar diets and giving up artificial sweeteners. Here is a video with Dr Mark Hyman (article is HERE) that really is useful. And then another article about artificial sweeteners HERE.
How are all the July Challengers doing? Leave an updated here and let us know! It was a tough week with the long weekend and holiday. If you leave your email here or in the last #BFCJuly post, I will email you all and see if we can get a buddy system going. The main point of the challenge is to choose a diet plan and stick with it, no excuses, for a month. I am shaking up my diet a little bit too!
I like how they have color-coded the new books. But we all know Jorge only wears blue! ;-) I noticed the new book is also more pricey too.