DAY TWENTY EIGHT
Top 5 things that got me through30 Days of #Runningfromsugar:
1. I made the decision to do it.
2. I made a list of the exact foods I was going to avoid.
3. I set dates to reach within the 30 days and rewarded myself.
4. I established a support system.
5. I ate more carbs (like peanut butter toast and crackers)
My intention in this challenge was not to stop eating ALL sugar. I have specific foods that I obsess over and eat in abundance. Those are the foods that I wanted to avoid for 30 days. I needed to get them out of my head and out of my body. I understand that carbs turn into sugar and by eating more carbs I was giving my body the sugar it was craving. Those foods are not my triggers and I can easily pass right by them in the store.
IT WORKED! The first two weeks were brutal. I was cranky, sluggish, and easily irritated. I wanted to quit. I thought the whole thing was stupid.
After the initial sugar withdrawal, I felt great! I had more energy. Real food tasted better. I quit even thinking about the foods on my list to avoid.
In the end, I'm glad I did this 30 Day Challenge. I am also glad that I opened it up on the blog and others joined. It was comforting knowing that I had friends out there fighting the fight with me!