A week without sugar and white flour. For some of us, it was a week without natural sweeteners, and even fruit and starches. Today, let’s share about our experience!
But before I do, I just wanted to encourage you all to not allow this week to pass and jump straight back into your normal eating habits. If this week has resulted in good results, keep it up! If this week has shown a definite sugar addiction, consider conquering it. Let this week be a stepping stone to a more nourishing lifestyle!
We haven’t used white sugar or white flour in my family (except rare occassions), so that wasn’t anything new for us. We did cut out all natural sweeteners as well as most fruits. We concentrated on lots of veggies and other good food. At the end of it, Elena visited the Naturopath and it looks like her yeast flare up is in check now. Yeah! I don’t handle a lot of fruit well anyways, so we will still continue to limit them and natural sweeteners, but feel a little more relaxed about grains now. We did a strict anti-yeast diet for about two weeks and that’s been our result.
Stephanie shared this earlier
“I have a 17-year-old treasure of a daughter who has autoimmune disease and thyroid and asthma issues. This challenge has helped us to see clearly just how important it is for her not to have any processed sweeteners and to even carefully limit raw honey. We have also seen that it pays to be very careful with grains and it would be worth another ‘challenge’ on our own to see what removing grains will do for her.
I have undiagnosed arthritis in my hands and, as the week of the challenge has progressed, my pain has lessened each day until this morning when I woke up and had absolutely NO pain or stiffness (PTL! :*)) I have also lost some weight, but I’m not sure how much (4-5 pounds, which is about 10% of what I need to lose). I finally have some hope that I’ll be able to lose the rest of the weight I would so much like to lose. Sometimes it is hard because my husband likes to share food with me… and he is a big fan of white flour and white sugar! Sometimes, I think his love language is food.
In addition to health benefits and hope for further improvement in that department, I have really enjoyed finding new things to eat, especially for breakfast: sauteed veggies and homemade/no sugar sausage or fried fresh ham and pancakes with applesauce or your soaked biscuits; dry popped amarynth with fresh fruit salad and coconut milk.”
Stephanie, I just wished that we all had such immediate results! That’s great!
Lisa noticed this earlier in the challenge.
“The thing I noticed by yesterday afternoon already, that is totally amazing me, is that my constant headache/stiff neck/stiff jaw/shoulder pain/fibromyalgia-like symptoms and fatigue are almost gone, very close to completely gone, in fact! Can taking out sugar and white flour really do that so quickly?! I did stop drinking wine last week, and I’ve limited my computer time lately to try to decrease the constant pain I’m in, but the sugar/flour elimination has made more difference, more quickly, than anything. I’m shocked! Is it that the sugar and white flour are so toxic a poison to my body that they’re causing that much pain? Well, I’m going to keep trying to find out. I’m not even at the higher levels of this challenge and I’ve had amazing results! It’s so worth it.”
Lisa, I hope you are still having good results!
For some of us the difference has been more subtle. How about you? Were you able to complete the challenge? Did you notice any difference in how you felt? Please share!