10-Day Update: Giving Up The Taste Of ‘Sweet’

Filed under: Events,Study — @ December 12, 2008

An update on my December 2008 “Sweet”-Free Challenge

At the beginning of the month I decided to start what I’m describing as a “Sweet”-Free Challenge for the entire month of December where I committed to giving up ANYTHING with a “sweet” taste on my tongue to see what impact it would have on me. As you know, I’ve been dealing with a pesky 30-pound or so weight gain for most of 2008 that has refused to budge despite most of my best efforts. But I’ve never been discouraged from continuing to try, try again until something worked.

Well, in November when I did my original “sweet”-free challenge that lasted for 18 days, I think I found my answer at last. Although I didn’t make it an entire month that last attempt, the weight loss was still significant–10 pounds in 18 days! So when I began again with another stab at this “sweet”-free thing, I knew it would work. And work it has!

In Episode 57 of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube,” the “Sweet”-Free Challenge is in full force and I offer up my 10-day update with how it is going. You can follow my daily menus and see how my weight is progressing at my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Menus” blog. Other than a bout with some food poisoning on Monday that threw me off my eating plan a bit along with a slight weight gain after eating out at Ruby Tuesday yesterday, everything has been going GREAT! My cravings for “sweet” have all but subsided, I’m NEVER hungry, and I feel I can eat this way for much longer than the month-long duration of the challenge. This has been a VERY good experience for me.

If you are following the “Sweet”-Free Challenge and need support from people who understand what you are going through, then be sure to visit this thread at my forum where others like you are going through this in December with me. They are an amazing group of individuals who are doing this willingly and reaping the incredible benefits.

You can watch any of our previous YouTube videos anytime to see the past episodes that you may have missed. My wife Christine and I have covered a lot of subjects, so go back and watch the past shows. Then, be sure to visit our YouTube channel and subscribe so you’ll receive all the new “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube” episodes within moments of being uploaded. Christine and I LOVE your feedback, so please e-mail us at livinlowcarbman@charter.net.


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