A couple years ago, I decided to eliminate added sugar from my diet from the weekend after Kael’s birthday until Thanksgiving. It was wonderful. It was hard, but it was good. It came to a point where instead of feeling deprived, I chose each time to avoid the sugar I felt stronger. I felt like I was making a choice at that moment that I would appreciate far into the future. I made smarter choices about the food I ate. I had more energy. I just felt better.
So, I’ve decided to do it again. With Halloween and Kael’s birthday being in close succession, I find that our house becomes like the witch’s house in Hansel and Gretel. There is sugar everywhere. Sometimes, I think if I took a drink of the water in the shower, it might actually be Sprite! 🙂 I’m kidding but only partially. We have a lot of sugar and treats around here. It’s time to take a break. For me, the best way to do that is to go all out.
In case anyone is wondering, I plan to avoid added sugar, artificial sweeteners, and as many natural sweeteners as possible for the first week. After this week, I think I’ll probably add in a little honey or maple syrup to my diet. Since I’ll be blogging every day this month, I’m sure I’ll have plenty of time to talk about how it’s going.