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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 10/28/2012 6:55PM

    Great blog! I relate to many of your thoughts. I've been amazed...total understatement...at 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.

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MELTEAGUE 10/27/2012 5:44PM

    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 !

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JUNEPA 10/27/2012 12:58PM

    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

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TRYINGHARD1948 10/26/2012 4:26PM

    Knowledge gives power and power over your body is giving you amazing results. emoticon

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MJ7DM33 10/26/2012 3:20PM

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LINDAMARIEZ1 10/26/2012 2:32PM

    great reading...thank you! would love to see a sample of your menu plan! I can't imagine not having carbs

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