I’ve always been a little overweight most of my life. At one point I weighed 240 lbs, and stayed at about 220 lbs for years. I want to be skinny, but I just love food. I’ve tried different things to lose weight, but it’s never been a major priority.
A few years ago I went from 220 lbs to 200 lbs with intermittent fasting, and skipping dinner 3-4 nights a week. But, once I got to 200 lbs I stopped dieting, and managed to stay at 200 lbs for a few years.
Then, I lost 10 lbs in Colombia in 2022, simply because the food was healthier and I walked everywhere. I made a deliberate effort to walk if possible instead of taking an Uber. Then, I watched what I ate and managed to stay at 190 lbs for about 6 months.
But, now that I was closer to my ideal weight I was more to get down to it. I tried skipping dinner, but I’d get tempted sometimes, and I wasn’t really losing weight. So, I tried fasting where I wouldn’t eat anything at all, and only drink water.
But, then I’d run out of mental energy after a day or two, and start eating again. I need mental energy to work, and I’m too busy to take a week off of work. So, I was stuck at 190 lbs. Then, a few different things told me that my love for sweets was contributing to my weight.
So, I went on a sugar fast, stopped eating sugar cold turkey and started losing weight again. I got down to 182 lbs. Then, I ate some more sugar for a week, and went back to 184 lbs. It could be a scale fluctuation or the fact that I ate a ton of sweets.
But, either way, I’m back on my 6 days a week sugar fast until I get to 175 lbs. My goal is to hit 175 lbs and stay there. Wish me luck.
Here’s the best thing about the sugar fast. It’s the easiest way to lose weight, compared to anything else I’ve tried. It literally is the dream promise you see in so many weight loss ads: “Lose weight without starving yourself or feeling hungry all the time.”
If I’m hungry, I eat. I just don’t eat processed sugar. I have been eating a lot of fruits to get my sugar fix. I avoid bread. The rest of my diet is moderately healthy, but not “health nut” healthy. Anyways, if you want to lose weight, try it out.