As I mentioned briefly in my January & February Throwback, I am a self-confessed chocoholic and it’s something that’s been hovering around me like one of those annoying floaty little flies for years. But my issues don’t just extend to chocolate, it seems to be all things sweet and sugary.
There have been countless articles which proclaim that chocolate is “more addictive than cocaine” or other similar statements. And whilst I can’t confirm whether that’s true or not, I do know one thing. Sugar’s damn addictive, and I need to STAY AWAY. Over the last few years, I’ve gone on health kicks – giving up all things sugary in one go (and becoming moody as hell in the process!), juice detoxes (lost lots of weight, felt amazing but didn’t/couldn’t keep up the next few weeks of clean eating)…and inevitably giving up and finding myself at the bottom of a packet of haribo.
So, over the next few months, I’m trying to cut refined sugar out of my diet and replace it with healthier things. Hopefully I’ll try some new recipes on the way, and perhaps even review them on here. Anything to keep myself motivated!
As phase 1, I’ve been setting myself small goals of giving things up. Starting with chocolate. I pretty much decided to do this on a whim, and was surprised at how easy it was to smash my 10, 25 and 45 day targets! Baby steps…bur 70’s my next goal. I want to keep a track of my process on this blog, partly as a self-motivational tool and partly as a motivation for anyone else who happens to stumble across this. Next to tackle are the sweets and the sugary drinks. Goodbye caramel macchiatos, goodbye diet coke. I probably won’t miss you as much as I think I will!
Until next time!
3 thoughts on “Going Sugar Free”
This is great, keep up the good work! I’m now sugar free (apart from low doses from natural sources) and definitely wouldn’t go back. Everything tastes so artificial now when it is processed with added sugars and sweeteners. I used Sarah Wilson’s I quit sugar books which I thought were great, give them a read if you haven’t already. Good luck, I’m sure you’ll keep smashing your targets and feel great for it. 🙂
Thank you! I’ll have a look for those, I’ve seen a few books knocking around but always good to have recommendation! 🙂