2 months sugar-free!!

Saturday, February 02, 2013

I have officially decided I want to stop being addicted to food.

It's interesting how I'd never really admitted that to myself until recently; I am addicted to food. First and foremost though, I am addicted to SUGAR. So are most of us. And who can blame us? Even in the most well meaning of moments, when you have selected a food that looks so healthy, little do you know how much sugar is stashed inside. And the addiction begins. Big brands won't change their sugary product, because they know they have the nation hooked. New and upcoming products follow suit, as they see the money piling into the pockets of 'Kellog's' etc.

But. I don't want to be fooled and I'm tired of having a body that lives on sugar rushes and speedy carbs. Next time you go into your supermarket, make a stop and really take in how much we live on this stuff. Real wholemeal carbs and balanced sugars are stashed in the corner of the supermarket, by the kosher section.

After 8 weeks of eating low-carb, I now believe I need and can, chip away at my sugar addiction. I am endeavoring to do 2 months without artificial sugar, gaining all of my fructose from natural sources like fruit, and my energy from nuts and good protein. When I eat carbs (still mainting my low-carb diet) they will be wholemeal and I will keep my exercise up.

I'm ridiculously excited for this challenge and feel more ready than I've ever been to start. I never thought that I could do a low carb diet for over 6 weeks and I managed it and this seems like a very good challenge to follow that.

I read this today and my inspiration continues :)

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    I am glad that you are making progress!!!
    3063 days ago
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    3064 days ago
    I'm in awe of you for even taking this challenge! I can give up artificial sweeteners, or granulated sugar, cakes, pies, cookies, even, but I can't go without my ice cream or the occasional candy bar! Oh, how I wish I could, I definitely applaud you.

    I have switched out the granulated sugar for sucanat. Let's hope that helps..and I no longer keep my pantry stocked with candy bars. That's something, right?
    3064 days ago
    fantastic, Yes I am addicted to sugar, and I can and have stayed completely (well not completely) free of candy, cakes, cookies and the likes but not to the extent that you are and many others do also, and I know I would be the better (also the lighter) if I could rid myself of the cravings
    3064 days ago
    emoticon plan! Keep building on your sugar free streak!
    3064 days ago
    Ive been sugar free for near 6 months! You can do it ... check out thsi blog too

    I too go low carb (but for me thats around 150g) ... You can do it! Sugar doesnt ahve to run your life!!!!!

    Kashi 7 Grain Puffs is the only cereal ive found that doesnt contain sugar... Or you can buy a big container of oatmeal (what i prefer doing as its more filling) and make oatmeal or granola .. I have recipes for both if you need :)

    good luck!! Im rooting you on and Im a wealth of recipes if you need them!!!
    3064 days ago
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    Very good plan! emoticon I know you can! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon No-No-No! They're all bad for us! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You can deny them all! emoticon emoticon

    Karen emoticon I can do it too! emoticon
    3064 days ago
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