I've done it before, and I'm doing it again.
Going sugar free. Initial goal is one week. Seven days. Not so terrifying.
The rules: (remember, these are my rules, so if you want to do this yourself, feel free to use your own rules)
-No refined sugar, which means, no sugar in my tea/coffee, no brown sugar on my oatmeal, no sugar in my muffins, etc
-No artificial sweeteners, no Splenda, no aspartame, nothing
-Allowed: natural sugars, such as those in fruits and vegetables.
Started this on Tuesday, but had some bread which had sugar in it, so official start date was Wednesday October 20th.
Why am I doing this? It's a test, a trial so to speak. It makes me have to remember to check labels of foods, and pushes me more towards raw, whole, real foods.
Also, sugar depresses the immune system, it's addictive, along with countless other issues
It's eye opening, and it's inspiring. I love the feeling. I haven't gotten any withdrawal symptoms, which is surprising. But we'll see.
Once I make it to a week, maybe I'll continue and make it to a month.
(Sidenote: I've also stopped eating meat, and significantly cut down my dairy and egg consumption.)
Have you ever tried something new, just temporarily, to see if you could do it and how you would feel?
Do you think I'm crazy and out of my mind for trying something like this?
Peace and serenity,