Friday, February 22, 2008

Th Sugar Cleanse

Good morning. It has been a while so I thought I would post. I have been doing a sugar cleanse with my dearest friend. It is so much easier when you have someone to report to! It is a lot like the South Beach Diet but this is what it is....

You can eat whatever protein you want and only green veggies the first month. That means no sugar, bread, pasta, baked goods, chips of any kind, no milk or dairy except for cheeses. NO fruit. All for the first month. It basically kills the Candida that grows in our bodies. Candida is like a yeast infection and it feeds on sugar. Most people have it. It is what makes us crave carbs. Kill it the the cravings stop.

I have bought sugar free treats to curb the sweet tooth and that really helps. I have sugar free jello and pudding and have even bought some sugar free candy. It really helps in the afternoon!

Last night I was weak and HAD to have something that was not protein or green! So I cheated with an orange. It was wonderful!

We started on Monday. I have gone running (if you can call it that) 3 times and I have lost 2 pounds. I try to drink a lot and take a daily vitamin that is really good. It is that liquid one from Costco. I love it. You don't really have to limit the fat intake with this "cleanse" which I really like! I can still have my ranch dressing which on other diets, I had to cut out. I hated that because I really don't like any other dressing much. I like Ranch on salads, to dip veggies in and things like that.

So, most of the time, it doesn't seem like I am restricting myself. For dinner the other night I made baked salmon which the kids devoured, steamed cauliflower with Parmesan cheese on top, and a really good salad ( which I am famous for I'm my family).

So...there it is. A sugar cleanse. A nice name for a diet! ha ha. It is working and every day I crave the sugar less. I am losing weight and eating healthy. That is all I really want. I don't care if I am skinny. I want to have endurance. I want to be strong. Able to run without having to stop or die from it. I want to be able to hike without being out of breath. I want my clothes to feel good and not be too tight.

Thank you Tash for doing this with me. I sure love you!


Yolanda said...

Just be REALLY careful! Your brain uses carbs to function--and with limited calories, your body will be more sensitive to re-gain (This is all from my sister, who is a registered dietician...)

All in moderation...With this diet, you might have a hard time running like you want...You need to actually have calories to burn to effectively exercise, and have the endurance you need...

My sister would say "of COURSE you'll loose weight, because you aren't eating any thing!!" She'd also advise you eat some sort of "healthy" carb--whole-wheat based, etc...these are GOOD for your body!

I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but I just care about you...
plus the fact that I had a sis with an extreme eating disorder, and a brother who had his kidneys fail (your kidneys will have to work over-time to compensate for an "all/mostly" protein diet) so I am very sensitive to the topic!!

My philosophy? Keep it well-rounded and in moderation, more calories burned then eaten is a no-brainer, and "quick weight loss" is not always in your best interest...The adversary wants you to think you aren't good enough, and that you need immediate, hasty change...Remember how beautiful you are (yup--I've seen pictures!)...

And remember--everyone is working to get to a place where they feel at peace--just be careful how you get there!

xoxoxoxo Yolanda

melissa c said...

Thank you for your comments, my dear. You don't need to worry. I am eating a TON of food. I am not counting calories. and I am always full. Veggies have carbs. I am only cutting out the simple sugars for the first month.

You add the other stuff back in. I am not worried. I feel good. I eat until I am full. I do NOT eat mostly meat. I don't like to do that. It makes me constipated! lol.

I understand what you are saying but don't worry I am eating just complex carbs. I am not one of those people who even COULD cut down that far. I LOVE food! I eat tons of veggies in all its forms.

I add fruit back in after I have stopped having the sugar cravings.

I understand that there are those out there with serious eating disorders. I like food too much to have that and I can't ruin my vocal chords by throwing up! lol

So there it is.

Yolanda said...


Tash said...

were going to look great on the beach in texas :) dont you think !!!

love ya !!