It’s entirely possible that I would never feel at peace without processed sugar in my diet. It is crazy to think that after 21 days of no processed sugar that I’ve noticed no immediate health or mental benefit of any kind… all I’ve felt is discomfort and subtle cravings.
I miss sugar. I REALLY miss it. Sure, I’m proud of myself for quitting for this month, but would I do it again? I’m not quite sure.
There is some good research that says sugar is addictive, and I believe it! I’m just not sure going cold turkey was the best idea. It just feel like a ton of sacrifice for so little gain.
Come July I think I am going to welcome sugar back into my diet. I’ve decided to go sugar-free through July 2nd to make up for the tea mishap on day 14, but after that? Sugar, come to mama! I’m not going to go into binge mode bit my sugar deprivation days will be done!
Do I sound crazy?! Do I sound like I am rationalizing?! Do I sound like a TOTAL sugar addict?! Ahhh, yes, perhaps I do, but perhaps for some of us living sugar-free just isn’t what it is cracked up to be… at least not for me.
Maybe ONE DAY I will be brave enough to try Zero Carbs or Whole 30 to see how I feel after 30 days of that… but my plan for July (unless I change my mind as the date comes closer) is to focus on portion size and overall quality by logging onto My Fitness Pal and working out for 30 minutes everyday.
I’m just in a funk. I’m just not happy right now. I am frustrated with how I’m feeling (almost constant subtle cravings, feeling deprived) and just want this month to END already. I think I’ve got a bad case of the Sugar-free Blues.