How cool is that? We watched That Sugar Film last night and while we've watched lots of similar documentaries lately, I think the message finally reached him. He has gained a little weight over the last few years, mostly in the abdominal region, and he'd really like to lose it. Watching how sugar affected an average Aussie bloke who started consuming it in amounts that the average person consumes (amazingly that's 40 tsp per day) after not having eaten it for years -- well it was enough to make him think. This guy didn't eat sugary junk food, either -- just normal, supposedly healthy foods from the grocery store that we often don't even realise have sugar in them. He even traveled to the US at one point and found it was much easier to hit the 40 tsp per day there. If you're an Aussie and you have Presto, you can watch the film there, and I think the website offers other ways to view it, too.
So after the film my hubby asked me if he could eat what I eat next week. What? Sure! I would love that! Not having to work around each other in the kitchen making different meals would be great, and I'd love to see him eating healthier anyway. He's a big bread eater, so I warned that is likely what he'll miss most, but he's going to give it a go. Hopefully he likes it as it sure will make meal planning easier week to week. For the first week I'll be sure to plan things I'm fairly confident he'll like. Some things he has already had with me, he's just added bread or potatoes to his portion so he won't be doing that this time. I told him he doesn't need to worry about following Dr Poon guidelines to the letter, just eliminating grains and sugar will be enough to see a difference I reckon. It's generally easier for men to lose weight, so we'll see how he goes.
After my huge drop, the next week I went up a bit, and then last week my cycle came around again -- I counted the days and was surprised to find it had been exactly a 28 day cycle, starting again on day 29. That is incredible. Could the cream be regulating me that perfectly? I don't know but again I'll discuss with the doctor soon. I was supposed to see him for the thyroid tests on the 29th but they called me a few days before that saying they had to reschedule, so now I go on the 3rd February. I am very much looking forward to this visit, and I hope I like him as he's accepting new patients. I've not been very happy with the doctor I have now, and this guy is easier to get to with better parking as well. Anyway, I'll let you know how it goes -- wish me luck!