Monday, November 8, 2010

Engage the Advice of a Lawyer and Lose Weight!

 I'm not joking. For the small price of a paperback I have been given a wealth of knowledge about weight loss which is contained in this Easy to Read yet compelling book penned by David Gillespie.

Sweet Poison Quit Plan TheDavid is not a dietician or nutritionist and he makes that very clear in his book titled The Sweet Poison Quit Plan. David is a lawyer and with a combination of research, self experimentation and plain commonsense he has devised a strategy  that helped him to lose 40kgs and keep it off. I have been following the plan for 3 months and have lost 8kgs so far. (I started off about 20kgs overweight)

Everything in his book made so much sense to me but I found it hard to believe that I would be able to eat as much of anything I like so long as it contains little or no Fructose and would still lose weight. I found it even harder to believe that my natural appetite control would come out of hiding (for the first time in my life) and that would be the catalyst to my weight loss success.

You can't blame me for being a bit sceptical. When it comes to weight loss I am an expert on the topic. I have (with the help of WW, Jenny and various diets) lost heaps of weight in the past. Sadly, once off the diets, I put the weight back on with an added bonus of a few kg more each time. I had all but given up and resigned myself to living the rest of my life being uncomfortably fat when I heard David talking to ME and about ME on the radio.

Actually, he wasn't really talking just to me and he couldn't have been talking about me because he has never had the pleasure of meeting me. But that day I heard him on the radio was the day my life changed. He helped me to recognize that I was addicted to sugar and that it was no different to being and alcoholic or a drug addict. (in fact sugar is a refined chemical that is just like a drug)

For the first time in my life I have decided to start a blog so that I can help others by sharing my experiences. Who knows. One day I might even post one of those stupid Before and After photos of me to inspire you all!! In the meantime I hope to use this blog to post tips, recipes etc to help others on their Sugar Free journey.


1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to all your tips Maree! I've also been following David's plan and it's great to hear how others are doing! You have had a lot more success losing weight than I have so far - but I live in hope that I will get to my wonderful svelte goal sometime in the next year!

    Take care,