Sugar Detox

Did you know that sugar is 10x as addictive as cocaine? I read that once somewhere and it stuck with me. It seems true, at least. 

Over the past few weeks I've been a little too cavalier about my sugar intake. Peppermint mocha creamer in my coffee. Cookies at work. Candy at the movies. More candy on froyo for #froyofriday. Sodas. What? I never drink soda. The other night I ate half a bag of gummy worms after I ate like 5 cookies. I wasn't even hungry, y'all. That's how I knew it had become an issue.


So to fix it, I'm doing a 10 day sugar detox. The rules are easy: no processed sugar and no fruit for 10 days. Boom. My mind and body need a reset, because who the shit eats that many gummy worms after eating that many cookies? Someone with a problem. After the 10 days is up I'll definitely eat fruit again, and I'll slowly add processed sugar back in, but certainly not at the levels I eat currently. That shit's crazy.

One day down, nine to go! If you want to do it with me, send an email to meg(at)nerkyblog(dot)com and we can encourage each other! 

Pro tip: Two fried eggs for breakfast is tasty AF and I don't even miss my Greek yogurt, granola and bloobs. I cook 'em while my coffee is brewing and I'm packing my lunch and feeding my fur baby. It's almost zero extra effort.

Pro tip 2: Gum. gum gum gum gum gum. It's an oral fixation (I'll give YOU an oral fixation), so it's like you're chewing cake (sorta?). My fave is mint chocolate chip Extra and the red Mentos gum. 

Pro tip 3: Prep plenty of delicious food for your day so you're not hungry and tempted. Go team!

Comments

  1. I'm reading the 21 day sugar detox. Will be starting it officially Monday. I'm taking baby steps this week to get ready for it. Good luck!!

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    1. Good luck! My goal after 10 days is just to be more conscious of my sugar intake and not get so crazy off track.

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  2. Good for you! I've been pretty good about lowering my sugar intake, but I do some french vanilla creamer for my coffee.

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    1. On special occasions I put hot chocolate, peppermint mocha creamer and a candy cane in my coffee. Don't tell anyone.

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  3. Mint chocolate chip extra is the best gum ever! I can't find it anywhere where I live!

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    1. I'll totally mail you some if you email me your address!

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