One week down of Sugar Free Living and I'm feeling good!
I'm not gonna lie, I expected some serious cravings. I was prepared to lock myself away for a few months. To avoid all social gatherings that would bring me anywhere near sugar or trigger a craving for something sweet.
But this hasn't been needed.
I'm not letting my guard down. These things like to sneak attack when least expected. I'm still prepared for battle.
Don't get me wrong, it hasn't all been a breeze. I'm realizing that everything has sugar in it!
Ok not everything. I like to over-exaggerate. But a heck of a lot of stuff. Breads, crackers, chips, sauces, dressings, if its been processed its likely to have sugar.
And the worst part about going sugar free, is that I want everyone else to do it too! Because its one of the best things that you can do for your health in our sugar-laden culture.
I had someone ask if it would be ok to give her kids coconut milk ice cream. She was concerned about the coconut milk being ok for toddlers.
I wanted to say, who cares about the coconut milk, that stuff is loaded with sugar!! Please keep that stuff far away from the kids! Try some fruit instead.
But not everyone is ready for this challenge. I can't force it on them. And I certainly don't want to become that sugar free evangelist that everyone runs from when I enter a room.
You can eat your sugar in front of me. It may take everything in me to not swat it out of your hands, but I promise I will do my best. As for silent judgment, I make no promises!
So I warn you. If you join the Sugar Free Living movement you will be faced with this side effect. Its not easy to deal with.
But my goal is to hold my tongue and hope that my actions will speak loud enough. That the positive results of my sugar free life will be encouraging to others.
In the meantime I get to enjoy all the benefits for myself.