Hi guys! Welcome to my new adventure, SuddenlySugarFree!!
I recently ( 3 months ago ) took the challenge upon myself to "quit" refined, added, and processed sugar.
The first week was sooo hard and I got my first experience with withdrawals. They were terrifying at moments. You kind of feel helpless to your cravings. Of course, I was just quitting sugar, but to imagine somebody going through the same thing but with an addiction to a drug, scares me.
After making it through two weeks without sugar, I realized that this wasn't just a detox for me. This was a life changing experiment.
I had higher energy levels than ever before without any slumps (and constant throughout the day). I was sleeping better, which dramatically helped my skin to look rested and fresh for work. My attention span was limitless, which helped me to actually listen to other people and feel empathy towards their stories (I'll explain why that was huge for me in a later post). I was able to eat more of everything and still stay in top physical shape ( I even lost weight, which wasn't the goal ). I no longer suffered from mild, random, unexplainable depression, which helped me avoid eating my feelings. I was more productive with my days off, which helped me financially stay on top of bills and tracking expenses. Overall eating no refined sugar made me happier as a human being.
I'll never go back.
HERE... I plan to create an outlet of information on sugar's affect on the body, advice on how to "quit", recipes that make it easier, weekly meal prep planning to aid in always having a healthy snack handy, food products I believe in, and overall a space to share your sugar free journey with me and the many brave explorers to follow.
I'm so incredibly excited to share my journey and knowledge with everybody. Suddenly Sugar Free is quickly becoming a passion for me as it is pushing me to discover more about food's affect on our body.
Many of my family and friends have started this sugar detox journey as well and I love getting their progress updates, but more than progress updates, I love love love getting their daily questions. I'm no licensed nutritionist or scientist but I HAVVVE been exactly where they are and I can offer encouragement + first hand knowledge of the journey. With every question, I get to research even more in depth something I may have just accepted as fact; and with nutrition and big food industry pressure, I'm learning it's so important to figure out which sources to trust. ( I will touch on this in a later post as well. )
Most of all, I'm excited you've found SuddenlySugarFree and I'm excited to create a community where we can all support each other.
*** One of my favorite quotes about health and nutrition is, "The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease," - Thomas Edison