OH, Suga’, Suga’!

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There comes a moment in your life when realize that something has to give because quite frankly you’re stuck in a rut, not making progress, and feel like crap.  We all know that too much talking doesn’t mean diddly squat without any action, whether you’re considering embarking on a fitness journey, going back to school, or starting your own business.      Sometimes, you’ve just got to jump into life with both feet first and think about the consequences later.

I’ve been thinking about doing something drastic for a while now, but after years of battling sugar demons, I couldn’t see the harm in taking a break from the white crack.  Sugar.  After experiencing years of fatigue, depression, dry skin, dry scalp, and insane sugar cravings, what would happen if I gave up the stuff for 30 Days? What do I have to lose?  I’m no doctor and no idiot.  I know that sugar has been linked to so many health problems including diabetes, rotten teeth, inflammation, obesity, premature aging, and an even longer list of health complications.

I’m on Day 2 of my sugar-free adventure and I have to admit that it’s a lot easier said than done.  After suffering weeks from a head cold that seems to have turned into the flu, I haven’t had the mental capacity to think about eating a cookie or cakes, but man have I got a killer headache and hunger pains like no other.  Assuming the hunger pains and headaches are the result of sugar withdrawals, the next 28 days or so are going to be hell.  Thank goodness I’ve never been much of a soda drinker, but I found this chart to be interesting:

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So far, Mr. Sweetie and I have been avoiding the obvious crack attack offenders, you know, cakes, cookies, candy, and other desserts.  Eventually, we’ll cross over to the less obvious, but all in due time.

How exactly do you overcome sugar addiction?  Is it possible?

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Healthy Journey!

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