You know I love you. I really do — especially in homemade baked goods, cereal, energy/granola bars, ice cream, and chocolate.
But we have to take a break.
I’m seeing someone else.
Okay, that was a lie. I’m actually seeing three someone else’s: fat, protein, and vegetables.
And sugar, they are so good to me. They’re better for me than you are. Our relationship has been fraught with violence and abuse: you make me breakout (which is especially bad given my general hormonal issues), you make me overeat (I thought I could just have a little bit of you and be satisfied, but you’re so demanding — you always say “more, more more”!), and you make me a little lethargic.
It’s time for a change. I want more energy. I want a happier, healthier looking face. I want to feel like my digestive system is squeaky clean (TMI?).
Moreover, I’m an athlete — I thrive off of running, yoga, strength training, and just generally playing/exploring. And you slow me down. I know that all the experts say “carbs before and after a workout”, but I just don’t think that it’s working out for me. See, that means it’s not you, it’s me.
I hope that we can see each other again some day, but only a little bit at a time. I want my clear skin back. I want my marathon energy back. I want to look forward to eating healthy meals and not dread it.
I hope you are understand. Feel free to call/text/email me anytime. I hope we can still be friends!
And so begins a little experiment: seven days sugar-free. At least, refined-sugar free. Don’t murder me if I use a dash of maple syrup at some point. But seriously though, I think something has been bothering my tummy, my body, and my energy levels lately, and I have a suspicion that this white powder (no, not the other white powder) is to blame.
I have been focusing more and more on vegetables, a little fruit, proteins (meat, fish, chicken, yogurt, milk, beans, tofu/soy, eggs, cheese) and fats (EVOO, coconut oil, nut butter, plain nuts, low-fat dairy, whole eggs, cheese, butter, avocados) lately and I love it. I have lost twelve or so of then nagging pounds I’ve had hanging out since the hospital this summer, and would love to lose about five more to be at my happy weight. I’m fine with the way I am now, to be honest. I just want to feel like I can finally get a hold of my weight, for once and for all.
And I think sugar (or at least, excessive sugar), is standing in my way. I am a woman on a mission. A very determined woman. Don’t get in my way. 😉
-A few notes: my goal is NOT complete sugar elimination, jsut serious reduction
-I will probably use a little stevia and maple syrup
-I am going to reevaluate after seven days.
Good night all!
Do you have a healthy relationship with sugar, or are you one of the many people who struggles with it?