Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sugar free?

I've realized that sugar has been creeping into my life more and more these days. I don't think there is anything wrong with a little sugar here and there, but, like anything, there needs to be balance. I have overstepped that balance. Since learning about and negotiating a very restricted diet, my attitude has been if I can eat it (without symptoms) than I will eat it. With all of my other restrictions, I've given no consideration to portion control, calories, fat, etc. To my surprise, that has actually worked out quite well. I've actually lost weight (without trying), my skin glows, my hair and nails are strong, and (most importantly) I feel better.... much better.

But, we all know that sugar is neither healthy nor necessary. I've decided that I'm going to try eliminating sugar for a while and see how I feel. I'm not going to go crazy at first- just eliminate the delicious gluten-free cookies and sweets that I've finally learned to bake (which has been really fun!), and cut out the soft drinks with cane sugar (as a former diet Coke addict, I cannot believe I have actually started drinking soft drinks with sugar). I'm not going to eliminate fruits, or carbs in general. Just the extra, refined stuff. The unnecessary stuff.

The GURU energy drinks I drink do contain cane sugar. I would like to get off of those completely, but for now, they are still in, because I need to function. But I will eliminate all the other sources of sugar in my diet, re-evaluate, and go from there. I'm thinking... 30 days, to start.

1 comment:

  1. How did the sugar elimination go? I'm thinking of doing this starting AFTER the holidays, but I'm going to need a little prodding, I'm sure!