The last few days of sweet sweetness!
Looking at the calendar I am realizing that I only have a few more days to eat the terrible, sugary foods that I know are bad for me. It’s all I can do not to have Oreo breakfasts and Mars bar suppers! Ew, actually even now, that sounds gross! I know that I will feel much better once I can eliminate them from my diet without the initial symptoms of withdrawal. I am sure I’m going to have those, I’ve experienced them before. A few years ago I had to fight a candida infection and to remove many things from my diet. The list included anything with sugars, which are in almost everything. It was so bad, I literally couldn’t eat fruits and even some vegetables that had high amounts of natural sugars. I hope to NEVER have to do that again. Eventually you get tired of eating. No, that wasn’t a typo where I forgot to say what I was tired of eating, I was tired of eating, period.
Removing refined sugars from my diet shouldn’t be as hard as that was, so I guess I can count myself lucky. I still fully intend to eat fruit and I’m looking into allowing myself Stevia, but I can guarantee that for a few days into it I will be dreaming of cakes and cookies. The same thing happens to me when I go for too long without red meat, though I think that’s my body’s way of saying I need it…rather than ‘want’ it.
I am somewhat excited about this next chapter. I have been pretty good with my water intake, though I don’t always make the 8 glasses, I am very close and sometimes exceed it. My activity levels are still lower than I would like, but a lot of that has to do with pain…the rest with my will power. He he he. I have been including a lot more enzyme rich foods in my diet that I used to have. I feel strange if I accidentally go a day without raw. I think it may have only happened once or twice. With all these changes I was sort of hoping to see a reduction in my body weight or at least size. The composition is slightly altered, but the weight and therefore the BMI, remain the same. I attribute that highly to my sweet tooth. I love sweet. I could give up fast food and not miss it much, except for maybe the occasional poutine. Oh, the cheesy, gravy goodness! But sweets…they are my biggest weak point. I crave them after most meals. Sometimes even after breakfast! I know, I know, I’m terrible. Cutting out the sweet may allow my body to burn more calories and release more fat. Hopefully with a concentration on that fat that sits around my middle. Yikes, it is unpleasant to look at! Maybe with a loss of weight in that area, my abdominal area will be able to heal whatever is wrong with it. I know that it will definitely help with the candida in my blood. I know there are some bits lingering in there, I saw them when I had my live blood test. I’m also sure it will have an affect on my body as a whole, so I am pumped about that. I’m just not sure how I’m going to handle treats for movie nights.
Any suggestions for portable snacks I can sneak into the theatre? Any things that are sweet to satisfy my cravings?
PS – If you are in the Ottawa area, I will be on Daytime Ottawa on Rogers tomorrow sometime between 11 and noon to talk about last month’s detoxing. Tune in if you can!
- day 60: ditching the sugar (paperclipsuk.wordpress.com)
- Eliminating Sugar from Your Diet (fitnesstipsforlife.com)
- How to eliminate bread and sugar cravings (secretslosingweight.me)
- Sugary Sweet (mysizehealthy.wordpress.com)