9/13/12

sugar fast.

A while ago I challenged myself to be nicer to my body; so I eliminated sugar, white flour, caffeine, and any other junk food from my diet for a couple weeks. (Which is impressive only because those four things are usually the foundation to my diet.) Aside from a couple slip-ups here and there, I'm proud to say that I did it! When I really needed something sweet and a stick of gum just wasn't cutting it, I opted for a bowl of berries or peaches over milk or plain yogurt. I must've been doing really good (for me**), because it tasted like a straight up blizzard! I'm glad I stuck to my little "junk fast"-- I found myself eating more vegetables and nutrient-filled snacks rather than empty calories, felt a lift in energy and mood, drank more water, didn't have a single stomach or headache, and mostly just felt a sense of pride for sticking to something for longer than 3 seconds. ;)

**I am the worlds biggest sweet tooth, choco-holic, soda-junkie, baker, and snacker in the world-- so you can imagine how difficult this was for me. I'm expecting a ton of virtual high-fives and down-lows.

11 comments:

Lauren said...

Virtual High-Five!

Jacqueline said...

as a fellow sugar/caffeine junkie i know how hard it is to fast! so BIG high five! i need to do this soon.

chelsey meyer said...

good for you girl!

chelsey meyer said...

good for you girl!

Topsy said...

Impressive! You've inspired me to try it. But come on, peaches over milk tasting like a blizzard!? I'm skeptical... ;)

Lynsi said...

I don't know... I might have to argue, pretty sure I would have the worlds biggest sweet tooth... three words for ya. softball, cookie, dough. You're inspiring me though! I might be in need of a sugar fast myself.
good job!
by the way those peaches look amazing!

baghaekken said...

I have eliminated sugar and wheat from my diet for half a year now. Amazing what this does to body and mind.

I will be sticking to the good eating habits, but the caffeine will probably not be eliminated anytime soon - got to have my diet cokes, when I'm craving something sweet.

Lottie Simm said...

massive virutal high five!

i do not think i could do it i just love all that bad stuff way too much.

but you never know maybe i will try it after i have the baby in november. who is kidding lets make it jan, christmas without sugar, what a waste!

Rebeka said...

Virtual knucks to you!! Whoot! I would have a REALLY hard time with the no flour thing. I am impressed!

Daisy said...

High-five indeed! I'm still trying to kick my chocolate habit. Grrr!

Annie said...

You're a rockstar! I'm the same as you it sounds. I always tell people I don't have a sweet tooth- ALL my teeth are "sweet teeth."
and let's just say once I discovered candy I walked around the house for 2 weeks saying "cannee mom? cannee?!" (cannee = candy as said by a 2 yr old)
;) Way to go!