In a recent video on his channel, YouTuber and musician Randolph shares his experience of cutting out all added sugar from his diet. This includes giving up soda, which he describes as “liquid sugar” and the source of most of the sugar he consumes every day.
At the start of the week, he admits to weighing probably the heaviest he’s ever weighed in at 309 pounds. “Honestly, it’s so disappointing,” he says. “When I got married I was 227 pounds and I was really happy about that, I just couldn’t take it.”
Randolph starts by ordering the same thing at Chipotle for lunch for the first two days before deciding to make his own burritos at home. “Eating the same food every day is a very simple way to keep yourself from following a certain diet,” he says. “[But] what I was discovering was that because I was trying not to eat sugar, I just wasn’t eating as much. And I don’t think that’s a smart thing to do.”
Some challenges arise later in the week when Randolph has to go on a trip for work, and he fully anticipates giving in to the lure of fast food, but he manages to stay consistent. “Usually when I’m on a diet and trying to eat better, everything goes out the window when I travel,” he says. “You don’t have that much time, you don’t have the luxury of checking out the food. But I’m happy to say I did just fine.”
In the end, he ended up losing up to a pound and a half each day for the first few days of the challenge and weighed in at 306 pounds by the end of the week. Encouraged by this initial weight loss, Randolph says he thinks he could very well continue on this low-sugar diet.
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