Τετάρτη, 6 Μαρτίου 2013

Sugar free life

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So, hello there! Wondering how being sugar free is? Well, I can't really tell you cause I kinda slipped a few times and I'm not sure about the results. The thing is that I was going fine. Ok relatively fine. Ok I had huge cravings the first days and maybe I was waking up in the middle of the night needing some sweets.

This sounds like something nobody would want to pass through! Sure! But, this kind of reaction tells me that I have a sugar addiction problem and as a person who hates being dependent on things, I had and have to change it!

On this first attempt to quit sugar, I had no support from my environment. My family believes that I'm crazy or something and my partner said something like "oh yeah! like you weren't excluding enough foods from your diet already!". At least I had the help and support from the girls at the Sugar Addicts Anonymous (the facebook group has a different name now - Food Consciousness Support Group) .

Yes, my life was hard, but every single time I could manage to resist the temptation to eat sugar, I was feeling so powerfull and proud of myself that I didn't need any sweet treats or outside validation to feel good!

Now, I guess you're wondering if I have seen any changes in my mood and body. I've read several peoples' statements and I am not sure if I can relate. Everybody e-v-e-r-y-b-o-d-y says that as soon as you'll quit sugar you'll loose weight. I knew it would never happen to me because I was eating the amounts a bear eats, so I can fill up and don't eat anything sugary. Then, about two weeks ago, I got on the scale and tada! minus 1,5 kg!!! Wow, that was a surprise! Loosing weight was not one of the reasons I choosed to quit sugar. It just happened! And it's fine!

Another thing I noticed, was the headaches I had the first couple of days and really bad cravings. Other than that not anything special.

I'm glad I tried being sugar free! It made me feel proud and I really wanted to eat a bit better now that my son insists to eat what we eat! I'm planning to do it again, actually! This time I got a book, too!

What about you? Would you like to join me on being sugar free? Do you have any quick sugar free recipes to share so you can help me start again?

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  1. I am proud of you for trying it. I secretly tried to do it too, and I thought that it wouldn't be a big deal because I prefer savory/salty food anyway. Boy, was I wrong. The second I said no more sugar, my brain could only focus on sugar. Candy, pancakes, cereal it was everywhere. It is so funny how the human brain and body work. I know I could do it if I really tried, after all, I went vegan in 14 days and haven't looked back. I wish you the best of luck. I know you can do it!

    P.S-One thing that helped me a tiny bit was finding out that sugar itself is milled through/with animal bone. :(
    xoxo

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  2. I know, it's really sad! They have to use animal products everywhere!

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  3. I've been cutting heaps of sugar from my diet lately - and I noticed that I taste the natural sweetness in foods so much more now. I still eat too much chocolate, but I at least avoid using recipes that call for added sugar. I've been making sugar-free banana bread heaps - with this recipe:http://motherdownunder.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/cheries-sugar-free-banana-bread.html
    Nice to 'meet' you too by the way!
    Jacqui @ dustycountryroad.com

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    1. Oh, great! I really wanted to make a banana bread! I have never made one. Thanks for the recipe. I'll just replace the eggs with flax "eggs" and hope it works.

      Good to know that you're trying to eliminate sugar. I have noticed the same thing,too.

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