I like to challenge myself. I like to do things where I’m not sure if I will succeed at, or if I I will fail. Things that others may think I won’t be able to do. About a month ago (after the holiday season) I noticed how much garbage I eat. Compared to some, I’m not that bad but I still eat unhealthy food, a lot. I noticed a few things lately with diets, cleanses and I thought I would perhaps purchase but then decided that I didn’t want to go on a ‘diet’ as such. I wasn’t doing this for weight loss, as I am quite happy with my figure, I just wanted to see a) if I could be strong and do it b) how my body handles it c) just how much sugar really does affect our bodies. In the end I decided to Quit Sugar of all forms for 21 days. I am roughly sticking to Sarah Wilson’s “I Quit Sugar” & Diane Sanfilippo “Sugar Detox” plans just for a rough guideline.
I started last Monday therefore I’m just over a week in to my ‘quit’ as such and I can’t believe how good I am feeling. So many people experience different side affects and feelings, however I couldn’t feel better if I tried. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had a couple of small headaches and a day or two where I don’t have as much energy, but I still feel OK because I know that’s just my body adjusting to the change.
I don’t think I am going to stick to this forever, but it has definitely opened my mind to adjusting to a more sugar-free diet when I do decide to introduce it back in to my diet. I am not saying it is for every one because it is hard completely cutting sugar from your diet, but it’s not impossible. It’s hard at the start, but the more days you keep pushing on the easier it becomes. I will put the list below that I am following in case some one is interested in giving it a go – and of course, if you have any questions then just ask!
Be kind to one another.
Until next time, T. ♥