After starting my low carb and no added sugar diet, I realized that the sugar withdrawal was making me get headaches at first. For years I ate sugar like it was going out of style. I LOVED SUGAR! It literally made me feel good. In addition, I was a carb addict. I ate so much processed food that eventually turned into sugar. My body was on sugar overload or insulin overload.
I was diagnosed with a Fatty Infiltrated Liver a few years ago but never really understood what that meant. I remember during that time I was eating tons of junk food (wings, nachos, candy etc.) My doctor did tell me that I had to stop eating so much junk food but that was all he told me. He really did not explain what this meant.
Since my body has been changing on this diet, my brain has also been adjusting. I was waking up with a bit of a foggy head. Now anytime I have an issue or something is happening in my life, I like to do research. I started looking into the effects of sugar.
After watching this documentary I finally understood why i needed to stop consuming added sugar. I never understood this. I have lived my entire life consuming extreme amounts of sugar and never ever knew what it was doing to me. How could this be? How could no one have told me this? I have dieted before but never eliminated sugar. How is that possible? I was shocked. I felt like the world needs to know this. Sugar was not only making me fat but it was making my head cloudy.
It wasn’t like someone told me to stop eating sugar and that is why I stopped. I needed to understand WHY. Some teachers teach a subject but do not let us know why it is important to learn the subject.
What else did I learn from this book? I learned that I needed to consume more Omega 3’s. I always heard that consuming Omegas were good for you but did not know which one was good and which one was not so good. I thought both Omega 3 and 6 were good but after reading this book, I am sticking to Omega 3’s. According to Dr. Dow, Omega 3’s help our brain and we should try to avoid Omega 6’s as much as possible. Below is the one that I bought from Whole Foods that I am taking. This Omega 3 helps to improve your mood.
Dr. Dow talks about how we may be able to prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s. He also talks about being able to strengthen your brain by paying attention to the way you eat and how much you exercise your brain.
This book is a must read if you are working on you.
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Lately I have been eating berries every day. Raspberries, Strawberries and Blueberries are my favorite. I eat occasional cherries and watermelon but that is it. I also by the organic freezer bags of berries at Whole Foods and snack on them instead of ice cream.
I have noticed that this has helped me lose inches on my stomach.
Read the article to find out why eating berries helps you lose weight.