I have always loved sugar. Always. For Christmas, my inlaws used to buy me the family sized bags of Skittles, Starbursts or Jolly Ranchers. And I would eat it in on sitting, maybe two, depending on how many cookies I had scarfed down.
My regular diet consisted of a daily doses of taost with jam, a cup of juice and/or chocolate milk and some fruit, coffee with flavored creamer, soda, cookies, cakes, popsicles. The list could continue on. I won't bore you with the details. What I will tell you about is that my body was screaming at me to stop the madness!
My emotions were OUT OF CONTROL. I was on a sugary rollercoaster of crazy and it was only getting worse.
I decided to have a consultation with a nutritionist. When we sat down and talked about how much sugar I was inundating my body with, she encouraged me to end the battle with sugar and give up all processed white sugar - cold turkey! Then she encouraged me to not eat natural sugars unless I was also eating protien.
I had my doubts on the way home. In fact, in her office I felt like I had gone to see a hippy witchdoctor, and I mentioned that and she laughed and told me to keep in touch with her so she can monitor how I am feeling. I drove home, finishing a Pepsi wondering what life was going to be like without sugar. I ate ice cream with Easter candy after supper, and I loathed myself.
It has been one month today and I have never felt so mentally strong. Surprisingly, my body only craved soda that first day, candy cravings continued on for another week or so. I have found myself in a frame of mind that makes me feel strong, confident and healthy.
The fog that covered my thoughts and mind has lifted. I am still opinionated, but my self control is amazing. My tastebuds are reborn! Things that used to be tasteless or gross now have amazing flavors! I have entered into a new realm of eating and it is wonderful!
I go back to see the nutritionist in a month to where we will discuss the outcome during this time of "sugar fasting" but I am happy to say that it will be a lifestyle change for me.