If you've read through my blog or follow me on Facebook, you know that I constantly struggle with my sweet tooth. It is the reason I don't have a completely flat stomach and pretty much ever reason I fall off the healthy eating bandwagon. So Sunday night I made a tough decision... to give up sugar.
Yesterday was Day 1. I avoided the vanilla lattes and chocolate chip scones. I even passed on my usual apple and cinnamon morning oatmeal (steel cut oats are on my grocery list to have a sugar free oatmeal). Even in the face of Ben & Jerry's free cone day, I stayed strong. The result? I felt good, I felt light, and I feel confident I can stick with it.
That being said... I knew that Day 1 would not be that difficult. Coming off of a viewing of Hungry for Change and a certain disgust with my dependence on any substance that doesn't include vegetables and water (things we are naturally dependent on). So now starts Day 2 and I'm going strong. I started a Shakeology cleanse yesterday to help detox my system, so I am a little tired and this morning a little foggy, most likely from the junk in my body getting loose and wreaking a little havoc before being expelled. One thing I've noticed? If I never put ANY sugar in my body, I don't really crave it. And I mean no sugar... I've been reading labels as intently as I did when I first went vegan. If it's got any sort of sweetener, ANY sweetener, I am not going to put it in my mouth for the next 30 (29 now) days.
And "sugar" does not just mean refined sugar and sweeteners. I'm staying away from the things that turn straight to sugar the moment you eat them. So no refined flours. Ever suck on a piece of pasta? Sounds silly, but if you do, you'll notice it start to taste sweet. That's because refined white flours turn into sugar as soon as your body starts to digest them, that even means when your saliva starts the breakdown process! So that gets included in my definition of "sugar" and what I'm steering clear from.
Want to join me in this "I'm stronger than sugar" challenge?! Please do! There are a few ways to keep up with me and my sugar-free life...
I hope you'll join me on this 30 day journey! And remember... You don't need sugar, you are sweet enough already :-)
I'm Amanda K; lover of fitness, sweets, veggies, adventure, travel, and happiness.