Living Life Naturally

Now I know that none of like a quitter but there are some things it really is worth giving up on.

I have suffered from an under active thyroid for longer than I care to remember. This condition causes a few problems for most sufferers; unremitting tiredness, lethargic metabolism, hair loss, sensitivity to cold, but for me the worst part was the weight gain. I started to feel that even if I lived on a lettuce leaf per day I would still pile on the pounds!

My age was against me too – in middle age your whole body shape seems to alter – and no matter how careful I was my weight kept creeping up. 😦

I have always tried to maintain a healthy diet but it just wasn’t having any effect on my weight. I would eye the bathroom scales in despair, convinced they must be lying to me!

Well this situation continued for several years and my weight continued to hover around the 11 stone mark which was far too heavy for a shortie like me – I am only 5′ 4″ – and it showed, in all the wrong places naturally.

Then I decided to ‘tweak’ a few things:

  • I cut my coffee intake down to just 2 cups per day
  • I started drinking only water  for the rest of the day (the cheapest bottled kind because with UAT you should avoid fluoride)
  • I reduced my weekend alcohol intake though I was never a heavyweight in that area anyway
  • I cut out ALL sugar from my diet (and that included 3 tsp per cup of coffee!)
  • I started using honey to sweeten my coffee and the occasional herbal teas

The result has seen me drop from a size 14 to a size 10/12 which for me is fairly amazing. And the best bit is that I just don’t miss sugar at all.

I am including a link here that you may find useful:

Hope I have inspired you to try quitting!

Till next time

Lesley xx

Comments on: "Nobody Likes A Quitter But …………………………." (4)

  1. I’m not sure I could quit the coffee or the sugar!!!!! But I, too, have a lot of excess weight (a lot more than you!) caused by other stuff – medications, inability to move about like I used to as I got sicker and sicker.
    I do on the other hand, drink litres and litres of water every day…in the beginning, I lost some weight doing just that, but not any more 😦 xxx

    • I can’t quit the coffee either so the honey for sweetness is my compromise! I am also lactose-intolerant so it’s quite difficult for me to eat healthily and still get the nutrients I need. Like you I can’t move about as much as I would like to due to a back problem as well 😦 But I do go walking as often as I can – not always as far as I would like – but they do say to try to keep moving. Why not give the honey a try – you never know 🙂 xx

  2. wow! thats fab!! you are an inspiration!!

    Do you feel better having cut out the sugar too? i want to ask if you have more energy but I guess with AUT that would be hard to judge!

    • Actually I do have a bit more energy but will be even better when they manage to get my thyroid levels right I suspect 🙂 The main thing is that I no longer have cravings or that feeling of needing an afternoon nap!

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