Last year I was really trying to do better with my eating habits. You know? More veggies, less bread, less sugar? You get the idea.
Well….I felt like I was doing ok…except with the sugar! I would stop eating sugar…then I had a bad day and wanted ice cream. or I was in at my moms and we had a family party and we made Ice cream sundaes. or or or or!! there was always an excuse!!
well I decided that couldn’t happen anymore! so I committed to no sugar for 1 year! I started that year on June 15th 2013. It was easy and hard at the same time. Once I ordered something from a fast food place….oh yah I cant eat this! so hubby got two meals 🙂 and I went and ordered something else with no sugar. it got easier as the time went on. And it became a habit to watch closely what I was doing.
I will clarify that I wasn’t extremely strict with things that had sugar in the ingredients, like bbq sauce spaghetti sauce etc… my goal was to get out of the habit of the things I mentioned before, and all the excuses to have a dessert! I still ate things like honey and unrefined sugars occasionally.
So a year has gone by and what has happened? the number one thing I noticed, and my favorite thing, and the reason I wont be going back to eating white refined sugar? Is that I don’t have the mood swings like I used to! I used to be horrible!! now if something happens like that its not near as bad as it was before and its not near as long! I am able to “get over it” super fast!!
I also had fun finding new favorite things as far as “desserts” like peaches and cream, (or strawberries), I also had fun finding recipes like sugar and flour free chocolate cake! or my moms famous poor mans cookies with honey instead of sugar, I even made things like ice cream, and candies! (as a chef its been fun to create all these things, and experiment with recipes!)
I may eat sugar again… but I will NOT let it become a habit again!
I recommend it to anyone!! if you try it let me know how you like it!