Sugar Detox: Day One

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

So far, so good. Although I'll probably feel like Gizmo this afternoon:

It's been over 5 years since I quit pop. My motivation back then was my nieces & grandkids thinking it was ok to copy me (NO!!!) so for their health as well as mine, I quit completely. Fortunately they were so young they don't even remember now. They only drink ice water when they visit us. Because that's what I'm drinking & after all, "water is for cool people" as my 4 year old step-granddaughter told her friends.

I suffered 4 days of excruciating headaches & crying but I made it. I only drink plain tea, plain iced tea & ice water & I've never been tempted to go back (I remember the pain). When I was addicted to pop, I drank 4 liters of diet coke a day. Scary, right? Just 2 months after I quit, my dentist & dental hygenist were delighted: my teeth looked better. Of course, I made sure this house became a no pop zone (where I was brought up in WNY, it was called pop. Here in VA it's called soda. Whatever it's called, it's horrific on the body, but I digress).

Anyway, I figure if I could get through that I can get through this. However... this is actually a much harder addiction to overcome: the pop addiction was only for 12 years. This sugar addiction has been for 40 years. I'm requesting a lot of prayers, encouragement & good advice. I did a lot of research yesterday but I'm a newbie at this.
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    if you can ... go low carb and cut out all processed food.
    add some beans into your diet to help kill the cravings.

    2082 days ago
    You are all amazing. Thank you for your supportive comments!

    Update: I'm exhausted & feel as if I could sleep for days. However, I am delighted I have no headaches & incredibly I am not craving anything. I'm not even hungry. I had a healthy breakfast & lunch. Eventually, I'll have a healthy dinner.

    2082 days ago
    2082 days ago
    We called it "pop" to. I will be praying for you. Sugar is hard and it hides in so many places. Keep up the good work.

    2082 days ago
    You did well eliminating pop and you will do good at getting rid of sugar1 And once again, your teeth will love you and you will find that after 21-30 days sweets taste far too sweet, almost nauseating. I'm pulling for you!
    2082 days ago
    I'm an ice water gal too! I'm sure the sugar would be a lot tougher for me. Good luck on on your detox!
    2082 days ago
    Wow! I said a prayer for you... emoticon

    Good Luck reaching Your Goals!!
    2082 days ago
  • DONNA5281

    You did a great job taking soda out of your life. Just think your Grand-Children think you are cool!

    Good luck with your sugar detox!

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    2082 days ago
    Good luck...
    2082 days ago
    I did a pop-detox many years ago - not an easy experience. Good for you that you're moving forward - where did you find your sugar detox program?

    Good luck!!
    2082 days ago
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