Angie has lost 60 pounds and kept it off!
I had reached my limit. I knew I needed to do something about losing weight.
This is why I went into the program initially to los weight also with the goal of knowing that in my family, we have Alzheimer's and Dementia and sugar feeds so many illnesses. So that was another reason why I wanted to get off sugar.
I just signed up for her 6 week course. I had been following some of her recipes and meal plans, she also has her free recipes on her blog, that have amazing, amazing recipes and her books.
I absolutely love it. I've stuck with it. I've made this a lifestyle change.
I went from 232 pounds when I started, back in the fall of 2020, and I reached my goal which was 175, and now I am currently 170.
But I am telling you, I have found so much freedom and I still have to battle cravings periodically, but if I do get cravings I know why. I've learned so much more than just to know what to eat.
I've learned why I've eaten what I eat and why I got into those bad habits. There's such a great mind, health component to this that I love.
What is you age and where do you live?
I'm 47, and from Iowa.
How did you find sugarfreemomtribe.com and when did you decide to join the 6 week Sugar Detox course?
I found SFM first on a weekly FB Live. I tried her free recipes from her blog and did her Meal Plan for a few months. I finally did what I should have done in the first place, I started the 6-week Course With Support.
Did you have any health or weight struggles before joining the course and membership?
I remember back to gradeschool having issues with overindulging in food and carrying around extra weight.
I've tried many different methods to lose weight and keep it off, but nothing has stuck, until I found Brenda Bennett's Detox Course with Support program.
What other programs have you tried before joining the sugar detox program?
Atkins, Weight Watchers, Ideal Protein, South Beach.
How much weight did you lose and what other non scale victories have you had?
Since the fall of 2020 I have lost 60+ pounds and kept it off. I've obtained my weight goal, even went under it somewhat, and am working now on seeing what weight my body wants to settle on its "best-fit-for-me weight" as I like to call it.
Other non-scale victories: fit into favorite jeans, decreased body fat, better sleep, improved emotional relationship with food, tools to navigate food choices during traveling and at gatherings, improved self-esteem and self-image, increased confidence.
What were you typically eating before making this lifestyle change?
three fairly balanced meals a day with protein veggies and fruit, BUT I overindulged in sweets, alcohol, chips, breads and the starchy veggies.
What SugarFreemom recipes or resources have helped you?
MOST valuable to me has been the support aspect of SFM's offerings: Brenda's live coaching and the SFM community (FB and in the live meetings) have made all the difference.
The 6-week course with support taught me how to make meal plans that fit into what I wanted to do that week (low-carb or keto or a modified version of those classic models).
All of the tools that Brenda has in her 6-week course were essential in me being able to establish the lifestyle habits I needed to make lasting change, and her support opportunities gave me the momentum and accountability I needed to keep going.
What does a typical day of eating look like now for you?
Most mornings: black coffee and water until around 9:30am, followed by decaf coffee + cream + collagen peptides. 12:30/1pm (or whenever I'm hungry) I'll have a light lunch with about 6oz protein, 4-6 oz veggie.
Evening meal I try to have finished by 6pm that includes 6-8oz protein 4oz veggie. If I do feel any hunger between meals I often grab a tea.
Once every 1-2 weeks I'll do a 24-36hr liquid fast where I have black coffee, water with electrolytes, water + lemon, tea, and possibly bone broth.
What have you learned from your journey?
I've learned that a menu free of refined sugar and carbohydrates is delicious, liberating, and most certainly sustainable as a lifestyle.
I've learned that undoing years of former eating habits in order to establish new sustainable healthier habits is a journey, not a race.
Most of all, to give myself grace, realizing that what I formerly thought of as a failure is really a learning experience.
Final thoughts or takeaways?
This program has changed my life!
50% OFF 6 week Sugar Detox Course with Support
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