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Sugar Free Journey – Not all foods are created equal

by / Tuesday, 30 September 2014 / Published in Uncategorized

We have been completely sugar free for almost a month now. This has led to us naturally eating less processed foods and making a lot of things for ourselves including flavored coffee creamer, bread and spaghetti sauce.

Today, at the grocery store I learned a valuable lesson on this journey, not all foods, even what appear to be identical foods, are created equal. I am a pretty frugal gal, so when it comes to things like cottage cheese, I figure they are all the same and go for the one with the lowest price tag. I learned today that I was wrong. The Kroger brand of cottage cheese had added sugar in the form of dextrose, so I opted for the Daisy brand instead which just had cultured milk, cream and salt. I have turned into a label reader and I don’t regret it because the payoff is worth the little bit of extra cost.

What is the payoff, you ask? 7 lbs of weight loss, lower blood pressure and higher energy levels. Mind you, that is strictly from cutting out sugar from my diet. I have not gone into training for a marathon or Zumba’d my way to weight loss. I haven’t taken any diet pills or herbal supplements. Are you taking the October Unprocessed Challenge or the Fed Up Challenge? If you are, what challenges are you facing? If you are not, what are you waiting for?

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