Saturday, March 24, 2012

a week without sugar.


this week i gave up sugar...
think i'm crazy?
i would have thought so too a couple months back, but since then ive explored the wealth of knowledge available out there about why we should be restricting the amount of sugar (in particular, fructose) in our diet.
i don't want to get into the science of it all here...
you can read about that in the book sweet posion, the quit plan or the ebook i quit sugar...
but i did want to share my experience so far, as i know there are many people out in the blogging community who are giving also giving up sugar or conemplating it...
you should also check out suger coat it, as that is where i first stumbled across the notion of giving up sugar...
oh and search the twitter hashtag #IQS aswell!


so far, giving up sugar hasnt been all too hard and ive felt fine, no withdrawal symptoms that ive noticed...
the biggest thing for me with giving up sugar is my nights out...
if you've read the blog at all, im sure you've noticed im big on crazy drunken nights out...
and usually these involve copious amounts of soft drink mixers and plenty of red bull the next day to cure the hangover...
but this week was different and i have to admit im pretty proud of myself for sticking to sugar free even when i was drunk...
i stuck to my dry white wine and vodka soda all night...
the next day i drank water, in fact i didnt even crave soft drink the next day which i found quite surprising.


i think that like anything else, giving up suger is all about where you are at mentally and wether you are actually willing to commit or not...
i dont know if i can commit to this long term, as much as i would love to be able to say that i could...
but even if i only manage to give up soft drinks and fruit juice then i will be one happy (much healthier) girl...
i'm loving all the eggs and cheese i have been eating and the fact that avoiding sugar really requires me to look at what i am eating and contemplate wether i really want or need it...
i even went to the movies and bought water for my drink (i ALWAYS used to get a large coke)...
at times it has been difficult when someone has offered me chocolate or a lollipop...
but right now im really in the headspace where this is what i want to do and i hope i can  keep it up!

have you quit sugar?
or would you be willing to try?
share your opinion in the comments!


:)
xx


3 comments:

Melissa {Suger} said...

Thanks for the mention, let me know if I can help with anything. xo

casualcyclist said...

I arrived at quit sugar the opposite to you. I started looking at what I was eating first asking of every food, "Is this healthy and nutritious". I just happens that food with added refined sugar are not. Asking that simple question of everything I ate led to a major overhaul of my diet. Quitting sugar didn't take long after I started eating real food.

The reason is that my stress levels plummeted, my hunger levels stabilised and weight started falling off.

I surround myself with healthy food so all day long I eat, eat, eat. Plus the food tastes fantastic because once I stopped eating sugar in everything, I started tasting food flavours again.

I'm not really fat. I haven't gone on a "Diet" to lose weight. I'm just trying to be healthy by eating healthy and nutritious food.

All the best with your sugar free. There are heaps of resources around to help out if you need help.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

that is fabulous, i have always wanted to do a full sugar break but have never done it. mainly because I'm kinda lazy to figure out what I would have to restrict- some things are obvious but like faux-sugar in my coffee, does that count??? I do think it's great for going out, like you said. i hate that cocktails have SO much sugar because it is completely empty calories.

I'm doing a cleanse right now which limits sugar but not fully off it, just started it, so we'll see how i feel and report back!

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