One of the by-products of eliminating alcohol from your life is the urge to eat more sugar, and I find that a lot of my clients leave an alcohol problem behind, only to realise that they also have a sugar dependency.
A quick recap for you:
Yesterday, I was getting stuck into my Five Surprising Reasons Why I Have Become Vegetarian when I felt like point number five was so important that it needed more airtime.
My fifth important reason that I had become vegetarian was:
If you were with me yesterday you will be aware that I had a decision to make.
Was I going to continue eating meat or not?
If you read Get Rid of Sugar Once and For All! - and I suggest you do – you will be aware that I believe the devil has risen from hell and now hides in different types of sugar.
My life is transforming and sugar is no longer a part of it, which presents me with a problem given that nearly everything we eat contains sugar in one form or another.
The first meal I ever made was two pieces of white bread coated with margarine and then dipped in sugar. You can call it a sugar sandwich if you like, but where I lived it was called a sugar butty
My Mum used to roll her eyes at me and say, “You will get worms eating those things.”
A few years ago, becoming a vegetarian was the last thought on my mind. I was a big meat eater and medium rare fillet, steak smothered in Coleman’s English mustard, was my favourite meal.
When I started to live a Lean Life I was inspired to undergo an eight-week liver cleanse and everything connected to food changed. I won’t lie and tell you that fillet steak no longer tastes as great as it once did; nor do I have an overriding urge to protect the animals. Instead, I just don’t feel like eating meat anymore.
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I have talked repeatedly about the need to view your life as an end-to-end system, instead of developing a silo thinking mentality. When a person is considering going on a diet this is what I refer to as silo thinking. If you are living a Lean Life then you are thinking about the bigger picture. There are no diets, instead your eating habits becomes a way of life.
My challenge for the month of July was to eat a strict vegetarian diet and it was the first time I had gone four weeks without eating meat of any kind. 18-months ago I learned of the importance of the function of the liver when I read The Liver Cleanse Diet by Dr Sandra Cabot, and immediately decided to take an eight week LCD.
I experienced a number of physiological changes after I completed the LCD. I lost two stone in weight, my bad breath improved, my number twos were more regular, I felt smarter and more energetic, and I received a lot of feedback to say that I looked younger and healthier.
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I ordered Chicken and Biscuits for my main meal and a Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake for desert. There were two ladies sat next to me discussing the merits of choosing their food from the Skinnylicious menu, which is designed to help you cut down on the calories.