|As a general rule, I am not a quitter. Even if I start something I don’t like, I usually have to finish it or it drives me nuts…..except that one cross-stitch thingy. I am NOT talented at that….I just stick myself and get blood everywhere. But guess what? We quit the Sugar Detox Challenge. Yes, it’s true. I know you’re astonished…….or relieved. One of those. I think Barry was relieved. Sometimes it just feels good to say “I QUIT!” Try it….I’ll wait. See? Sometimes I like to say “I quit!” even when I don’t really mean it – but I mean it this time. We quit. We’re done. Adios amigos. Hasta la bye bye.
|Why you ask? Well, this week was supposed to be to give up ALL forms of sugar except 1 teaspoon per day. ONE TEASPOON PER DAY! Do you hear what I’m saying here people? That would mean: no honey sweetened yogurt, no granola, no granola bars, no breads, no smoothies….no NOTHING. Good night. We would have been eating plain meat, veggies, and fruit for three solid weeks. Sure, I could go a couple days like that, but three weeks? I’m not sure I can eat that much meat. I cannot eat plain yogurt. It makes me pucker and want to yak. Un-sweetened oatmeal? No thanks. Honestly, I couldn’t ask Barry and Annie to do this…..I couldn’t ask myself to do it. It would be like I was putting us all through useless torture. Why useless? Because we really don’t suffer from sugar maladies. Yes, Annie gets a reaction if she eats too much white sugar – but I don’t cook with it and I monitor her intake very closely when she’s out. Should I tell her no syrup to sweeten her oatmeal? Nope. If you really need to rid your body 100% of sugar, then this is for you…..but I don’t see that our family needs this drastic measure.
|But guess what? I’m totally happy with how the detox turned out. Really. It helped us rid our system and our house of high fructose corn syrup, white flour, and all refined sugars. They will not be coming back here to live. We feel great! We both lost 3-4 pounds each without even trying. Not that I wanted to lose weight – it just happens when you give up dessert, soda, and white flour. Try it. I feel like the Detox accomplished what I set out to do and I am very pleased with how it all went. If you need to rid your life of High Fructose Corn Syrup and refined sugars, I can highly recommend this Detox.Oh, and you know what else? We’re having pancakes for breakfast.
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