There is something VERY wrong with me. Aside from the usual issues and madness. My psyche is really out of whack!
I’ve been drinking coke for two and a half weeks and eating ice-cream, as if the last eighteen months of my I Quit Sugar journey never happened. And I’m feeling anxious. Like I’m running out of time. For what? I don’t fucking know. There just seems to be this underlying tension to my days, jostling me towards . . . .
I’m making my daily lists, drinking heaps of water, making and completing craft projects each day, plotting and planning my next Creative Co-Op, trying to write posts for my other blogs, making sure I’m touching Max a few times a day so he doesn’t feel lonely, doing the washing.
But something is wrong.
Something is very wrong and I feel like I need to be separated from who and what I am. I need a break from myself.
Jesus – I really am a weirdo!
I have been committed to ‘quitting’ SUGAR
for the better part of twelve months now.
It’s been an absolute liberation.
I have read four books on the topic and am a subscriber
to the blogs of David Gillespie and Sarah Wilson.
At the moment David has a publication available
-for just $7 –
which lists ALL the products available in Australia
that do NOT contain more than 3% sugar.
Click here to view more details
I cannot stress enough,
just how damaging SUGAR is
to our bodies.
I’ve also set up a Pinterest board to help myself
‘pin’ helpful info
-including recipes –
as an easy reference.
The notion of QUITTING sugar,
is actually the decision and process to
eliminate your body of the ADDICTION to sugar,
by foregoing the consumption of sugar in all forms,
for a period of 8 – 12 weeks
This process then re-boots the
metabolism of the body
and it’s reliance on sugar as a ‘faux’ energy source
and a proven increaser of deadly fat deposits in the body.
The aim is to consume no more than 5 teaspoons of sugar a day,
which is in line with WHO’s new guidelines
(and about time too).
Coke?Chocolate addicts . . . . this is for you
What do I do to survive cravings?
I’m not going to lie – the craving were the worst part of the whole process.
Having never been a very healthy eater, giving up my comfort (high sugar) food was tough
My body ached for them sometimes
No exaggeration !
So how did I survive this?
Instead of coke, chocolate or sugary treats, I would eat the following;
* “Mission” Original Tortilla Chips with Greek Yogurt (no prep/eat anywhere)
* Cream cheese on Ryvitas or Rice Cakes (little prep)
* 2 hard boiled eggs (little prep/eat anywhere)
* Sliced apple with cheese pieces (little prep/eat anywhere)
* Oven cooked potato or sweet potato or parsnip chips – cooked in grape seed oil (little prep)
* Activated nuts (eat anywhere)
* Celery sticks dipped in Greek Yogurt (little prep)
* Leftover meat (especially roast lamb, yummmm) (no prep/eat anywhere)
Although I still have to actively THINK about what goes into my gob, I believe I am getting closer and closer to becoming an Automatic No-Sugar Eater
How cool is that going to be?
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So how about you?
What do you consume to survive the cravings?
Any suggestions for those of us still trying to get ‘there’.