Well its been about 7 weeks on my "I quit sugar" journey.
As I posted in my last blog, it has been a good journey and one where i have learnt a lot about how my body reacts to sugar.
I have managed in the last two weeks to find a nice balance of the majority of the time with no sugar and then having one meal or treat a week that does have sugar (think a muffin or meal out). The good thing I have noticed with this, is that I have no side affects (headaches, bloating, tiredness etc) and I don't have any feelings of deprivation.
This weekend just been was my daughters 3rd birthday and I knew it was going to be a tough week. I had to make 24 cupcakes for preschool, one birthday party cake, a couple of lunches out and many party treats.
I wish I could say that I was an angel and stuck with my just one sugar treat for the week. ……but i would be lying!
I over indulged…(damn the butter cream icing and M&Ms!) and boy have I paid the price for those two days.
Major headaches, tiredness, pimples, sore tummy and general grumpiness.
So I hit Monday with a determined resolution again for my no sugar plan and really struggled. In fact it was worse this time, than when I first started 7 weeks ago. I really felt like I needed a hit of sugar through out most of Monday and even into Tuesday. It took me a good couple of days to get back into the swing of things but feel much better again to be sugar free :)
So now that Im technically at the end of my journey, a lot of people have asked whether this is going to be a long term thing.
You know what, I think it is. Like I said above I have found being able to have a little indulgence once or twice a week of the sugar variety is enough to keep me from feeling like I'm missing out.
The "I Quit Sugar" programme really is one that I would recommend if you are wanting to try it out.
I have been quite impressed with the results and Im sure you will too, especially if your someone who feels the "need" for sugar on a daily basis.
If you have any questions or queries, flick me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org