...and I'm talking about sugar of course! Which is pretty much the same as coke when it comes to dependency, or actually worse. Do you know about that test they did on rats giving them coke and sugar? Well guess which one had the most impact on the brain?
In my last post I told you guys about a little sugar detox that I'm doing since last Friday. and I'm going to let you in on how I go about it. The mindset of it.
A little disclosure first: in previous posts when I talk about diets, eating healthy etc, I have been notoriously careful with HOW I talk about these things. It's very hard to talk about it in the right way, as to not being a part of creating a complex.
I DO however believe it's in our own hands to stay healthy (and that doesn't necessarily mean thin, we're built differently). What I'm trying to say is, when you read my posts try to understand that you will benefit from the changes you make in your mind - not just your looks.
So here it goes:
Stop feeling sorry for yourself
This one is a tricky one. Why? Because we are living in a society where people are stressed out of their minds trying to live up to expectations. So we are excused to comfort eat, and to think that it is okay to neglect some things - we can't be perfect right?
When I used to diet for fights I would be stressed out of my mind. My biggest nightmare is to not make weight and not get to fight because of something so stupid!
So i would suffer from the stress of that as well as missing the sugar (Below I've posted some pictures of how I looked when I was controlled by it, versus now when I feel I master those feelings a lot better).
Listen, I have a tough coach. He would basically tell me to "man up" and I used to think he was the biggest dick in the history of dicks. True story.
But after conversating, like a lot, I started to understand how me feeling sorry for myself in those situations had such a negative effect. I started "studying" sugar more and trying to see my reactions and my need for it from an outside perspective. And it felt ridiculous.
And that became like a turning point for me. The way I see food, and how I eat, the amounts and all those little snacks in between I thought I needed. It was just the sugar I was after.
Watching documentaries and reading about the food (sugar) industry WILL help.
Home cooked meals - there is no way around it
Yep... BUT to all you lazy people out there, nowadays there are a bunch of healthy restaurants that let you know exactly what's in the food etc. So don't lose hope!
EAT VEGETABLES !
My metabolism has changed so much since I started eating more plant based food. And people that say you don't get full eating that. So not true. Again - educate yourself!
So, here we go!
And then to stomach area:
And then in February 2017, a bit slimmer around the waist, but nothing major I think.