Jackie is mum to Jacob and Amelie and used to think she ate “good sugars”. Until…
My I Quit Sugar story and connection to Sarah began in July 2012. I am mummy of two children, a busy life coach, wellness chef and nurse. Like Sarah, I thought I had a healthy diet. I cooked most of our foods and we ate gluten and dairy-free as our children and I have food allergies. But being a busy mum, I cut corners. The one thing I really didn’t look at was the amount of sugars in what we ate. We ate “good” sugar most of the time – rapadura, palm sugar, honey – but I know now that it’s all lethal.
It took a random blood test for me to realise how lethal sugar had become.
Out of the blue, my blood sugar was 10.7 mmol. Scary stuff for a person with a predisposition to diabetes. I had Hashimotos and Celiac disease. That I could handle; but not diabetes. My vision of myself at 50 was not one of medication, weight management and diabetic complications.
So I seriously took action, downloaded Sarah’s book and read it in a night. I binned all processed foods and concentrated sugars and noticed immediately a huge difference in the behaviour and focus of our children and then really amazing things started happening to me.
I went from a size 12 to a 9 without even trying.
I went off Thyroxin.
I was hyperthyroid rather than hypo. I felt the best the healthiest in my life and my Thyroxin dosage was officially reduced by a third. My blood sugar dropped to 4.6 mmol.
All in two months of eating differently.
Fast-track to now and I am off my thyroxin, no longer pre-diabetic and I am managing my Hashimotos with food therapy and lifestyle. Our children’s immunity has improved, we have had a winter and a rainy summer without colds, flu’s and asthma. Our energy, fun, health and happiness are infectious.
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