I think it’s official . . . sugar is now the food villian du jour. It used to be fat, then carbs, then fat again. Now, it’s sugar. Recently, it seems like everyone is jumping on the sugar-free bandwagon. A few days ago, even Ellen DeGeneres announced her sugar-free journey. That’s good, because someone needs to inject some humour into the situation. If we have to give up our muffins, cakes, cookies and pies . . . at least we can go out laughing. I’ve posted a link to Ellen’s sugar-free status below, and she’ll be doing daily video updates on her journey. To be fair, however, it sounds like Ellen is just giving up processed sugar. She mentions using Agave Nectar in her coffee. I’ll post on Agave Nectar later, but I’ll warn you that you won’t like it. Jorge Cruise and Dr. Mercola are both strongly against it, saying it’s marketing hype and it’s really just fructose. I’ll also remind you that on Jorge Cruise’s Belly Fat Cure plan, you are only allowed 15 grams of sugar per day from ALL sources, even natural sources. That means a glass of skim milk or a banana will pretty much put you at your limit. Yet I, who may have been the Queen of All Sugar Junkies, was able to cut it out without any cravings or untoward side effects. I credit the balance of healthy carbs and satiating fats.
Take a look and have a laugh as Ellen begins her sugar-free journey, then come back and I will give you my weekly weight loss status update:
My weight loss for the week is 0.5 lbs. That’s right, another half-pound, just like last week. It has now been one month of following Jorge Cruise’s Belly Fat Cure, and my grand total is 4.5 lbs. I know that’s not dramatic, but the fact is that I weigh 4.5 lbs less than I did a month ago, following this plan has been absolutely painless, and I have felt great the whole time. I DID say I wanted this to be slow and steady, right? That’s my story, and I’m stickin’ to it!