Sunday, April 26, 2009

Just going to throw this out there...

I've been thinking about cutting out all sugar from my diet for a two week time period. I don't know why, just to see if I can, really. It's bizarro, I know, especially since I've been feeling so "pressured" lately regarding my weight loss. Of course, I apply the pressure myself so it's my own fault but I've just been tossing this idea around in my head and think I actually may attempt it.

I will admit I was inspired by my colleague, Georgia, who gave up sugars during Lent, even though she's not religious. She says she does it every once in a while just to see if she can. What made me go hmmmmmmm was when she said "well it actually makes things more simplified. When it's time to have a meal or snack I don't even feel tempted because I know "I'm not doing that right now" so it makes choosing healthier food, easier. As we all know, weight loss is such a mental game and what she said made so much sense.

I think I'll try it. Set a goal for two weeks without sugar (foods, with sugar, like ice cream, chocolate, etc but NOT including fruits, which are a natural sugar) and start it tomorrow. I'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

becklette said...

my mother (why do you keep doing things my mother does? just so i can worry that i'll make you feel old?) quit added sugars in february and within a month she needed smaller pants (no weight change, just shape change) and was sleeping through the night for the first time in 30 years. she added back sugar+protein foods since then, but the benefits remain. she now eats cheesecake, but not CAKE cake, sweetens her yogurt and... i forget what the other combinations are. so, yay, go for it, enjoy!