I had that lurgy over the Xmas period which really messed with my appetite, basically ate nothing but a few bits of fruit and water for around 4 days. The thought of eating sweet food for some reason made me feel sick. Since getting better I decided to cut out biscuits, chocolate and crisps from my diet. i was becoming overweight clothes felt tight around my stomach, found myself doing that fat person thing of pulling my clothes away from my body when sitting down etc. Saw some recent pics of me and a mate who I've always considered to be around the same size as me - nope, I looked bloated and in poor shape next to him, funny how the brain tricks you hey?
So, with that in mind I haven't had a single biscuit, chocolate bar or crisp since boxing day, now i love sugar, I craved it especially after a meal, could eat 6 biscuits in one sitting with a brew and working at a kids home I have pretty much unlimited access to a lot of unhealthy food and I took full advantage of that, during a night shift it wouldnt be unusual to polish off several club biscuits, 3-4 packs of crisps, fizzy drinks etc. When I was home I have 4-5 days off in between work stints depending on how the weeks fall. I'd find myself getting knackered at around 3pm and then 7pm feeling like I could fall into a deep sleep, so what did i used to do to pep myself up? a bit of sugar llike biscuits, totally counter productive . I put this energy slump down to working nights and having a messed up body clock but even so I still manage around 7 hrs sleep a day when working so shouldn't really be an issue.
Anyway I'm not being anal and checking every label, I've just cut out the obvious shit that I used to eat. And the effects are dramatic, I've lost about 1/2 a stone fast, Clothes that were tight 3 weeks ago are now roomy, my energy levels and motivation have increased massively, I feel so much better for not having sugar even though I used to think that sugar made me feel better. I don't have scales and don't weigh myself so I'm estimating the weight loss but it is considerable. I'm not having the energy slumps at all and I'm not grumpy with the kids because of felling exhausted. I have no craving for sweets after meals like I always used to get, you know that sense of not quite being fulfilled even after a meal, that's gone completely
So if you are messing around with the idea of changing your eating habits, just do it, the effects are brilliant, revelatory even.
Ive also took up Yoga, Mrs B has been doing it for years, it may look a bit namby-pamby but yoga is hard AF, you need to be so strong, its killing me but I love it!