I have a confession to make. I'm an addict to a drug that is slowly killing many of my loved ones, and I. I don't go more than an hour into a day before I'm thinking about where I can get my first kick. Then, no more then 2 hours after that I'm wanting a much bigger kick. Then again in a couple hours I want a small high and so the day goes on... I go from looking for my first high to my last... right up to just before I go to bed.
What drug am I talking about?
But not just Sugar, but the way our body turns all the bad starches we eat into sugar. At the end of the day you can take everything we ate and its just sugar, all day, or that's how our bodies see it.
I know how it is. I crave sugar. Love it. Relished in the sharing of it with those I love. I have great memories that centre around the sharing of carbs/sugar. It's hugely emotional.
I wake up and want sugar in my coffee/creamer. I want pancakes or sugar cereal for breakfast. I want macaroni (or some other carb) for lunch and a lemonade (don't be naive diet pop translates into sugar to your body, its even worse). I want a snack, so I'll choke down some carrots, and then try another sweet drink. Maybe some twizzlers. Then I'm thinking about a starchy dinner followed by something sweet. Maybe I'll even buy some bread at Cobbs to treat myself during the day.
I stopped eating bad sugars 5 months ago. I went through incredible withdrawals. And I cannot believe the changes it made in my health, not just weight loss, but my health and my allergies. The first two-three weeks were brutal. I went through serious cravings. I came off of sugar as brutally as any drug addict. And my constant desire for sugar and breads hasn't gone away, even though it's been months. I still see sugar everywhere, calling out to me, saying I can have just one little high.
If you believe a drug addict can turn their life around, prove it! Because whether you are fully aware or not... you are addicted to sugar, and you haven't gone one day without it in a long time.
I am an addict. I want it every day. So do you. Please I beg you with all the strength you have left try to break free.
This is my challenge! Give yourself 3 months. In the first month don't allow yourself a cheat.
Here is my list of NO's for you:
- No more sugar in your coffee (use honey)
- No more wheat - cereals/breads/potatoes/frenchfries/noodles/egg rolls/potatoe salad
- No more alcohol - beers/white wines/coolers/rum etc (you can have 1 glass of a dry red wine a week)
- No more pops/lemonades/juice/especially no diet-pop
- Juice is important to change because many think juice is good but its very bad actually
Juice is very deceptive, we all think a glass of orange juice is part of a healthy diet, but it's not! You would never consume that many oranges in real time... and that's how your body treats it... a major sugar overload. So stay away! No breakfast shakes! Nothing. Eat your food! If you are craving a drink, try club soda and add a freshly squeezed lime. It's very refreshing!
I know this seems crazy! And I know that it will effect a huge part of your life, but please please try!! Please!!
Here's what you can have:
- coconut oil is magical add it to everything! Cook with it, add it to your coffee! Such a great fat to add to your diet!!
- high natural fats - butter, Homo milks, creams,
- eggs (try boiling with hot sauce)
- for cravings have blueberries/strawberries and cream
- have cheese and apple slices
- steak and blue cheese
- cook everything in pure butter/olive oil - saturate it! Eat fat burn fat!
And there is so much more you can have that is good for you. I want you to eat all the natural fats and veggies you can get your hands on, but just no sugars.
I know what I'm asking is huge, and life changing... but it will only be for the best. Your best. Give me your October and say no to things that translate to Sugar in your body!