Kay has lost 37 pounds, ended her sugar cravings and stopped yo-yo dieting!
WHAT IS YOUR AGE AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
I’ll be 66 in Dec. and I live about 80 miles south west of Minneapolis MN.
HOW DID YOU FIND SUGARFREEMOMTRIBE.COM AND WHEN DID YOU DECIDE TO JOIN THE SUGAR DETOX COURSE?
I found Sugar Free Mom on Facebook and followed for oh probably 2 years or so. I joined the Tribe in April 2023 and started the 6 week detox course at that time, now called the Sugar Free Fresh Start course.
DID YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH OR WEIGHT STRUGGLES BEFORE JOINING THE COURSE AND MEMBERSHIP?
I knew my blood sugars were kinda high, like boarder line diabetic. My weight had climbed over the past 5 years. Probably can blame covid. Sugar is my biggest problem.
I have been yo-yo dieting for years. Started to have weight problems after being diagnosed with hyperthyroidism about 38 years ago.
WHAT OTHER PROGRAMS HAVE YOU TRIED BEFORE JOINING THE SUGAR DETOX PROGRAM?
I’ve done weight watchers more than once. The gym I go to helps some with diet. They tell you to not eat processed food or sugar at least 80% of the time.
But they don’t do as much as Brenda as far as explaining why we cave and eat what we shouldn’t. They don’t tell you to limit carbs either. Just processed carbs.
HOW MUCH WEIGHT DID YOU LOSE AND WHAT OTHER NON SCALE VICTORIES HAVE YOU HAD?
I’ve lost 37.4 pounds since April. I’m winning because when not eating sugar and carbs I really don’t have cravings.
The true test for this is going to be over winter when I’m cooped up in the house. I’m going to have to keep busy. I feel really good about how I look now. I can move around better.
WHAT WERE YOU TYPICALLY EATING BEFORE MAKING THIS LIFESTYLE CHANGE?
I was back at eating what ever I wanted since covid. I just kept thinking I can’t loose all the weight again and figured I’ll just be obese the rest of my life. I did keep using good oils for the most part since probably 2014 ( that’s a guess).
WHAT SUGARFREEMOM RECIPES OR RESOURCES HAVE HELPED YOU?
All the videos on the tribe website are really helpful. I don’t feel like I’m missing anything since I can make sugar free desserts. I like lots of Brenda’s recipes.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY OF EATING LOOK LIKE NOW FOR YOU?
Now I keep “ a protein and a veggie” in the back of my mind. And getting my water in which I need to concentrate more on since water is a struggle.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM YOUR JOURNEY?
I’ve learned why I was looking for food when I wasn’t even hungry. I’ve learned why I give in to sugary treats. And I’m so glad I don’t have as many cravings to deal with. Sometimes I even think I’m ok with being a little hungry.
FINAL THOUGHTS OR TAKEAWAYS?
I would tell anyone on the fence to just join. I’m so glad I did. Brenda is so down to earth. What she tells you to do is not complicated. And you get so so much accountability with her program.
I want to thank you for your hard work of helping me understand this whole diet, craving, Etc. I have learned so much from you. You are a great teacher.