Friday, August 24, 2012
Losing Weight, Part II
So after starting with Body After Baby, I lost 7 pounds. And then, the weight loss stopped. I talked to my trainer, Jessica, and she asked me about my diet. Jessica advocates a no sugar diet. Jessica, who is an amazing trainer, is on crack.
I eat cake for a living.
Which, I supposed that I could give up cake but isn't it my job to know about the latest bakeries and truffle shops and by the way, I live less than a block away from the best pie in the city.
She was right though. I was going to have to change my diet from sustaining my weight to a diet aimed at weight loss.
The first big change was my cup of tea. I drank a cup of English Breakfast with a splash of skim milk and a teaspoon of raw sugar. It was my little treat every morning and every afternoon.
Jessica thought otherwise. She suggested an artificial sweetner. As a foodie, I balked at the suggestion. Then, she suggested Truvia, which is made from stevia. Stevia is a natural plant that is uber sweet. In fact, I went from using a teaspoon of sugar to one sixth of a packet of Truvia. It's amazing how much sweetness can come from so few grains.
Eventually, I am consuming a lot less sugar and treat fruit as a dessert. I'm still partaking in wedding cake but try to limit myself to having only half a slice. Well, only if it is mediocre wedding cake!