I’ve struggled my whole life with sugar cravings. I had successfully cut out sugar for a year or so at a time, but it never lasted. I didn’t understand the larger issues of the glycemic index of foods and the relationship of fatigue and what you eat. I had an undiagnosed under-active thyroid disorder, and not only had I put on weight, I was also in a cycle of using sugar for short term energy boosts which left me even more tired and cranky.
I was gaining weight, not sleeping well, and eating on the run.
Since working with Vicki, I’ve managed to stay completely sugar free for over two years. I understand now that it isn’t just actual sugar, but all foods that elevate blood sugar (white potatoes, corn, fruit) can trigger cravings and fatigue. I have learned to cook recipes from the Queen Anne Diet, making food in batches and freezing meals so I don’t end up eating food not on my plan. Besides my endocrinologist, Vicki has had the largest impact on my overall health and well being.