The first two weeks were difficult. I missed my date night treats. I hated thinking about every single thing that went into my mouth. When you think about going sugar free, you think you are just going to miss out on the desserts but, there is so much more. Sauces, fresh squeezed lemonade, dressings, muffins, etc. I had to think about it all. I was tired of applesauce on my pancakes instead of whipped cream with a little sugar and fruit. I missed my altoids. Sugar was in all the little things that I didn't even think about.
I dreamed about chocolate a few times. I thought about it all the time. I began to realize that it wasn't sugar per say that was a problem for me, it was chocolate. I could live without any other treat, but chocolate is important. I thought about the day I could eat it again and couldn't wait for my big night out to eat some chocolate decadence.
The night came, my husband asked me where I wanted to go to get a treat. Then, what came out of my mouth shocked me to my very core. I didn't really feel like a treat. Hugh? What??? I had dreamed about it, craved it, longed for it. Then, 30 days no chocolate and I really didn't care. Weird.
The next night we did go out, I had a little Gelato. I realized that it didn't really mean much to me. I had some dessert at a family party but same thing, the taste wasn't the same. I had lost my sweet tooth. I never had a big sweet tooth but I never would pass up a dessert at a party. My daughter made delicious chocolate cookies and after one bite, I was done.
I felt great for the 30 days. No head aches, no sugar lows. The best part was that I had no cramps with my monthly visitor. No backache. That never happens. Like I have said, I don't indulge in treats too often but I didn't realize how much sugar is in the little things that I didn't even think about. Even the better sugars. It was an eye opener. I am glad I did it. I hope you are glad too. If you didn't do it, give it a try. Even for 2 weeks. Hmmmm, whats the next challenge?
Now, I am composing a very lengthy lecture to post on Monday, if all goes well. It is my obsession, my passion. It is the problem that is plaguing the world. It is in your family, it is making you sick. Your Doctor doesn't know about it (most likely) and you must be in control of it. Get ready to get an ear full. I have been studying about this for a few years and feel like I am ready to preach and answer every question. Better yet, I can help you fix it. Stay tuned.
**if anyone is curious about Green Bee and want to learn a little more, check out the news spot they had the other night here. And, don't forget to place your order today so you don't forget! Try their bread also. It is great! The boxes keep getting bigger and better.