After talking with my friend last week, I realized there is never a good time to cut out sugar. Something that "requires" sugar is up ahead. For me I was heading to Chicago that weekend, and who wants to go on a mini vacation and not be able to eat dessert? Not me. But then if I wait until Chicago is over, then it's Valentines day. And isn't Valentine's day the perfect day to eat sugar? How could one celebrate it without chocolate covered strawberries or decadent sweets? But after that? Well, then I have a business trip to CA and once again, who wants to go on a trip and not be able to eat exciting delights from a different place?
So we just decided to do it, six days without sugar, ending on Valentine's day. Maybe that isn't enough, but it doesn't matter, it was a start. Because I didn't update my blog quickly enough, I'm already done with my 6 day sugar fast, and it went way better than I expected. Somehow I didn't crave desserts, but I did sometimes crave sweetness, so I had a dates or some fruit. My main problem was I kept on forgetting I was off sugar, so I would be eating lunch and friends would get dessert and I had to remind myself that I couldn't eat it, but once I remembered I was fine. I didn't feel like I was missing anything, and I also noticed that in the afternoons I didn't feel as tired around 3pm.
I ended up eating sugar on Valentine's day, only because I went to a tea shop with a friend in the afternoon and I ended up having sugar in my tea and 1/2 a cupcake (and I was buzzing all evening). Since then, it's been five days and I've had some sugar, but not much. I think I will try cutting it out again and just replace it with healthier options.
For your information, we cut out cane sugar and any other type of processed sugar. We were allowed to eat fruit, some dried fruit and dates, or natural sugars like stevia or xylitol.
If you want to read some articles on why you shouldn't be eating much sugar, check these out here and here .