A funny thing happened when I went gluten free back in May. I had this amazing excuse to rationalize and make me think it’s okay to eat sugar.
“No gluten in rice.”
“Oh, that chocolate is okay because it’s gluten free.”
“Ice cream. Sure, because today I didn’t eat any bread.”
Like one deprivation is an excuse to indulge somewhere else. News flash: It’s not. And my sugar intake is out of control because one chocolate turns into
three five in a hurry. I feel gross, bloated, slow, fogged over. I’m always tired. My clothes are tight. I can’t find my balance in yoga. I am starting to get headaches again.
I blame the sugar. And I know that I’m not so good with the whole moderation thing. I’m all or nothing, which is why I can’t take one bite of dessert and be finished. I just don’t have the ability to stop once I get started. So today I’m starting a complete sugar detox.
For the next 30 Days, I’m cutting out sugar in any form. I’m not putting stevia in my coffee. I’ll be avoiding starches and most fruits. I’m steering clear of sweets and ice cream and dessert. I’ll be following the 21-Day Sugar Detox plan because it’s straight forward and no nonsense, and there are recipes, which I know I’ll need.
I need all the help I can get.
I’m petrified, honestly. I’ve never removed sugar completely. And I rely on sugar for so much, like taste or when I need an afternoon pick me up or reward. But I’m also desperate to feel better, and I’m certain that I don’t need any of the sugar I’ve been eating. Wish me luck, please, because I so need it.