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I stopped sugar and lost weight like never before.

I stopped sugar and lost weight like never before.

At 36, SOLWEIG, a bookseller, decided to stop sugar, to feel better about his body. Result: she lost 7.6 kilos in a few months (she weighs now 55kg for 1.68m) and, above all, feels in better shape. Testimony.

“I lost weight like never before – 2.6 kg in the first month – and very quickly, I’m in the best form, I had just removed all refined sugars, which I loved.

And for a good reason: I had gained 7 kg, I was acne, I had tiredness to sleep standing despite 8.5 hours of sleep, and I collected tendinitis running. So I removed :

  • Cookies (before I eat one a day)
  • chocolate
  • pastries
  • 0% fruit yogurts
  • white starches
    • pasta
    • flour
    • bread
    • pie doughs
  • milky desserts
  • frozen salted cooked
  • dextrose
  • glucose
  • fructose.

I have kept only the natural sugar of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, and natural dairy products, which I “sugar” with hazelnut powder because I also stopped the sweeteners that grow the call of sugar.

In six months, I found a toned body with a flat stomach. 

I look good, my skin is less oily, I sleep an hour less, and I’m in great shape, more intellectually reactive.

I can see the flavors of food better as if my taste buds had detoxified. So I have more fun at the table, and since I’m okay with myself, I don’t need to stuff myself anymore. The very sweet disgusts me.”

The opinion of the nutritionist, Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen

Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen

“SOLWEIG is right. Low-carb diets work best and fastest. Also, quick removing of simple sugars reduces the risk of breast and colon cancers such as cardiovascular disorders, by decreasing triglyceride fats in the blood. As this boosts the secretion of melatonin, the sleep hormone, we sleep better.

However, I do not want to kill sugar. It must be significantly reduced, but not 100%, because a minimum of complex carbohydrates (complete cereals, legumes, starches) is necessary daily to ensure muscle and cellular needs.

To initiate weight loss, rely on legumes 

  • lentils
  • chickpeas
  • split peas
  • soybeans
  • red beans
  • whites
  • buckwheat
  • quinoa
  • amaranth
  • sweet potato
  • bulgur
  • basmati
  • wild rice

This limits the storage of sugar in the form of fat and strengthens the intake of fiber, thus satiety. 

And we favor vegetables low in carbohydrates: 

  • artichoke
  • bamboo shoots
  • fennel
  • avocado
  • pink and black radishes
  • tomato
  • spinach
  • all cabbages 
  • mushroom
  • mung bean 
  • small GI fruits (two per day, except in attack phase)
    • carambola
    • strawberry
    • raspberry,
    • redcurrant
    • blueberry
    • blackberry

Written by Jacques Leoni

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