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What I Learned from Going Off Sugar

Friday, October 26, 2012

• Going off sugar was easier than I thought it would be

• Going off sugar didn’t impact my family life at all. In fact, no-one in my family even knew or noticed until I said something after 2 weeks when offered something.

• L-Glutamine powder (amino acid supplement) has SAVED my brain and gotten me out of the hypoglycemic cycle of low blood sugar crashes. I carry this stuff EVERYwhere with me. I take a tiny scoop under my tongue between lunch and dinner. I don’t crash at my desk in the afternoon, I don’t go to the vending machine, and I don’t come home and eat chocolate chips out of the pantry while making dinner.

• Even a small amount of sugar, or sugary food by itself can actually cause me to dive into a depressive state, have obsessive or repetitive thoughts, become crazy over-sensitive, or cry for no reason whatsoever. There is an undeniable correlation!!!!!!

• Going off sugar while still eating wheat was easy. Going off wheat and sugar together is when I ran into detox issues. I learned that my body was still getting its ‘fix’ with the refined carbs.

• I may think I have a ‘sweet tooth’ and that I am a chocoholic, but it goes much deeper than that. I am particulary sensitive to all carbohydrates. Honestly I don’t even like the taste of those awful chocolate chip muffins that I ‘buy for my son.’

• When I eat sugar and refined carbohydrates, my brain cannot function at its full capacity. In fact, I feel like I am running on half my cylinders.

• There is a reason that the food plan used along with the 12-Step Program at Overeater’s Anonymous forbids sugar and processed grains. They are addictive substances and anyone sensitive to addictions of any kind, should avoid them.

• Healing my body and getting healthy and staying that way for the rest of my life is going to take some time and effort now.
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  • GRANDMA0627
    Great blog! I relate to many of your thoughts. I've been how much better I feel since getting off sugar and grains. I tried Dr. Michael Eades book, Protein Power. Never expected to find all my extensive aches and stiffness gone after only 3 days. And those terrible cravings...gone. Thanks for sharing with us.
    1969 days ago
    What an awesome blog and I just want to say how proud I am of you and how you just jumped into it and DID IT!!! Despite the fear and the uncomfortable "unknown" of a life without sugar!
    I am soooo happy for you !
    1970 days ago
    Many good and important insights. I haven't tried L-glutamine, but everything else you say resonates with me 100% . Keep fighting until the food choices are default mode habits emoticon
    1970 days ago
    Knowledge gives power and power over your body is giving you amazing results. emoticon
    1971 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    1971 days ago
    great reading...thank you! would love to see a sample of your menu plan! I can't imagine not having carbs
    1971 days ago
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