Thursday, August 4, 2016
Going Sugar Free Is Hard
In an effort to be healthy, I've been trying to eliminate refined sugar from my diet and it's been so much harder than I thought. I honestly had no idea how much of my food had refined sugar in it, for one, and how addicted I truly am.
I decided to go cold turkey because I don't think I have enough willpower to try to wean myself off. I got rid of my candy stash and made a conscious effort not to even look at sugary foods. In the first few days, though, I got a terrible headache. I was a bit cranky. Sugar foods were calling my name, but I persevered. Thankfully the headache left, but sadly, the cravings didn't.
I've been trying to overcome the cravings by fueling my body with healthy foods. I've also been actively trying to get the proper amount of sleep so I can have my head in the game when the cravings come. My friend who successfully cut out the sugar said that the cravings eventually go away. I hope that's true. And I hope it happens sooner rather than later. I mean, I want to live a healthier lifestyle, but I don't want to white-knuckle through it forever, you know?
Have you ever tried to go off of sugar? Have any tricks or tips for me?