SFS 2015 - What A Success It Has Been
September was a challenging but incredibly successful month. 30 posts were shared for Sugar Free September on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We are now the no.1 food blog in New Zealand and Australia. Almost half a million views over that time and a huge number of amazing success stories. Below are some amazing quotes from those completing the challenge and some wonderful recipe photos. Leave a comment at the end of the post on how you survived and leave your best tip.
So where to from here? For anyone who is new to Ditch The Carbs, read this page and then then the FAQ. Join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date with news, daily recipes and to ask questions. Follow us on Pinterest and if you would like to join my group boards, just leave a message on my group board request page.
"Crikey, I just realised that its the end of the month...lol. My son and I started this WOE on the 1st of September, we are 5.5kg and 7.5kg down, respectively. I am not missing sugar whatsoever, and even my cravings for salt and vinegar chips has abated. We are eating twice a day and even though I still get the munchies sometimes during the day, I will have a slice of cheese and a herbal tea and it usually goes away. My feet and ankles are back to their normal sizes (I was retaining so much fluid, that it felt horrible and was struggling to wear my shoes) and my tastebuds have come alive again. Best of all, I think this is sustainable in the long term" Monica
"WOW!! I was a NEW PERSON! No more falling into a deep sleep after meals. TONS of energy so there was no more dragging around the house with "chronic fatigue syndrome". After eating, I felt energized. My brain changed too: more more brain fog, depression, crying, and suicidal thoughts. No more screaming fits and temper tantrums: now when I was stressed I could focus and calmly solve the problems." Carolyn
"just cut out sugar, pasta, bread, flour & eat as much veggies as you like ... I lost 10 kg in 6 weeks" John via twitter
"When I feel a bit 'peckish' I have a couple of spoons of double cream (no thickeners) it works every time." Michelle
"Don't fear a little bit of butter or healthy fat. it should be the soda and crap you're drinking that you should really be worried about" Sarah
"Eat only when hungry, drink plenty, increase your salt and you will succeed" Doug
"Go for it. you've got nothing to lose. I did it secretly in case I failed, well what a transformation. There's no going back" Courtenay
"Keep Libby's website on your home screen, then when you need to plan your meals, it's right there" Joan
Best Food Photo's
This has to be my favourite photo of the month. Seeing children making real food, learning how to cook and having fun is the best gift we can give our children. Those sweet little hands making rice paper rolls for their dinner.
"R&E making delicious @ditchthe_carbs style baked spring rolls, a "payday" project" Via twitter @eatwithrande
So keep on sending in your photos via instagram and twitter so I can share them. Keep your stories flooding in and add them to my testimonial page. Share my Facebook post with friends and get the real food message out there.
Take A Look
The next step is to get some books regarding sugar free or low carb, read and educate yourself. Once you truly understand how damaging a high sugar and high carb diet is, there is no going back. I hope you have enjoyed and survived Sugar Free September 2015, and this is the start of a new you, real food and health.
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