Friday, February 21, 2014
I am always up for a fun experiment. I love a good challenge. For 21 days I ate no sugar. I read every label, ate low sugar fruits, ate LOTS of nuts, and had no problem saying no to any sugary treat that came my way.
Energy up f(or the most part)
Slept well (for the most part)
I could not eat enough- I was hungry all the time.
Lasted exactly 21 days and then I started craving sugar like crazy.
Trying to find balance:
After the 21 Day Sugar Detox, raisins, dark chocolate and Ezekiel Bread products are recommended. I have purchased all the above items in an effort to eat more of a balanced diet. Eating a handful or two of nuts every time I get hungry, does not work for me. I am not hungry all the time any longer, but I still crave sugar. Also the scale is back up to where it was three weeks ago. I am not terribly concerned about this as I know much of it is water weight. When I have to stop at the grocery store mid week for a chocolate fix, then I know a change is due.
I have read the excessive exercise makes one crave more carbs. I am not willing to give up any of my workouts. I feel so much better and have way more patience for me to stop or cut back.
Anyone have any success completely eliminating sugar from their diet? What advice do you have for someone on day 22 and beyond?
522.03 miles for the year!
Looking forward to relaxing tonight with my hubby:)