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Ivy: “Keys2words, and lost 23 kilos”

In her late twenties, Ivy found herself regularly consuming a family-sized block of Cadbury a day and four or five slices of toast and jam for lunch. She was addicted to sugar and it was making her sick.

We asked her to share her journey to food freedom with us below. Take it away, Ivy!

I always battled my weight.

It was always up and down. Not by much, as I was never obese, but I always carried a stubborn 3-10 kilos extra. I knew how to diet it off, but I never knew how to keep it off. I’m sure it sounds familiar to many of you, in particular woman.

I would turn to food if…

I was happy, sad, angry, stressed, depressed, tired or just celebrating life.

I went on to have kids…

And whatever hormonal issues and food intolerances I had before pregnancy seemed to escalate with each new baby. After my third baby I got quite ill, experiencing burning stomach-pain two hours after eating, with seemingly no explanation.

Ultrasounds, gastroscopy, specialists, Chinese medicine and herbs – nothing worked.

I was also very overweight, the biggest I’d ever been. Unlike with the twins, I couldn’t just “breast-feed the weight off”, and the cycle of gut-pain, being overweight and miserable, fatigued and exhausted saw me spiralling into a sugar-binging mess. I was easily eating a family-sized block of Cadbury a day. And quite often I would eat 4-5 pieces of toast with jam for lunch just because I was eating for comfort.

I was sugar-dependant.

But the binging and sugar-addiction affected my sleep and I sensed the unfamiliar feeling of anxiety hitting me at night.

Quitting sugar and processed carbs on the saw me losing a lot of excess weight.

But it also cleared up my skin, upped my energy-levels to better than I was in my teens (I ate huge amounts of sugar through soft drinks and juices as a teenager!), helped me clear myself of an intestinal Candida-overgrowth issue, restored my deep sleep, and helped me feel alive and well after more than a decade of feeling very sluggish and forever tired and fatigued.

I’ve gone from 86 kilos down to a much healthier 63kg.

I have taken many additional steps to restoring my health, but I believe quitting sugar was the biggest step I did in order to recover. Best of all, I feel that I might have broken the dubious tradition of Type 2 Diabetes that runs on my maternal side of my family.

*Results may vary from person to person*

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