After originally stalling on my no sugar plan (see here), I have finally managed to adapt my lifestyle to no fructose and I have been (pretty much) clean for just over three weeks!
So far I can see the following benefits:
- Massive reduction in acne on my face (have had this since I was 11 years old)
- Reduction in bloating (although I still need to watch my salt intake as most sugarless foods are high in salt).
- My moods and energy levels have stabilised and I no longer expereince the hyperactivity
- I am not as hungry! I just don't roam around the house grazing any more!
Now, I don't think that everyone in the world is addicted to sugar. But I know I have been. Several days ago I walked through the lolly (that's Candy for the US!) aisle at the supermarket - not trying to be cruel to myself - the wrapping paper was at the other end! I COULD SMELL THE SUGAR. It literally hit me like a wave! I have never expereinced that before! And yesterday someone offered me a glass of dry white wine, and all I could taste was the sweetness! It was totally undrinkable to me.
It's been unbelievable. I am the person who can eat a block (not a bar - a block) of chocolate on my own in one sitting and not even blink! And now just smelling it makes me feel sick!
If you are thinking you would like to know more about giving up sugar, (specifically fructose), there are some links below.
The I'm Not So Sure But Would Like to Start Cutting Down Info
- Keeper of the Home: Attitude towards Sugar and 21 ways to eat less sugar
- Just how much sugar are you eating? Find out here.
There is lots more information on Keeper of the Home and Passionate Homemaking. Just search within the sites for 'sugar'. Please note that both these websites use natural sugar substitutes and honey, as well as processed sugar substitutes like Stevia, which I am not using. I am using pure glucose powder and dextrose powder as I can not tolerate sulphides or phenylalanine.
The I'm Ready To Go The Whole Way Info
- I read The Sweet Poison Quit Plan by David Gillespie
- You can watch more info by the same author here
If you would like more info, please comment below and I'll do my best to help you out!