I've been sugar-free for eight weeks. I decided to try dropping sugar from my diet for a number of reasons, not the least of which is my high chances of getting diabetes. But also, I wanted to see if it would make me feel better.
|Muffin tin baked egg and bacon|
I bought the book, I Quit Sugar, to help me have some guidelines and offer some good food suggestions. Sarah is inspiring and encouraging so it helps the process.
|Sugar-free peanut butter and coconut granola bars|
However, the next week something interesting began to happen, I stopped having those shaky moments of intense hunger before a meal. I found myself being able to calmly eat and not cram food in because my blood sugar was dropping.
|Sausages with veggies|
Now that my eighth week is over, I'm eating fruit again and even some sweeteners on occasion ~ Stevia and Rice Malt Syrup. But I'm trying to keep myself off sugar and not overdo the sweeteners.
|Almond meal mini-pancakes|
|Iced coffee and cream|
I'm thinking of sharing a few sugar-free recipes that I enjoyed. I'm not really a chef but I've certainly cooked more through this experiment because it's the only way to know you're completely sugar-free. I've found what works for me and what doesn't.
At the end now, I find myself with so much more energy. I don't have that sluggish feeling or even sluggish brain. I'll take all the help I can get in that department! I continue to lose pounds and inches (slowly ~ this is no flash diet). All of this has made me feel so much better that, for now, I'm choosing to stay off sugar.
|Grapefruit tastes much sweeter now that I'm off sugar!|