This week was supposed to be my last week of the no-sugar challenge. And to be really honest with you, I didn’t fulfill this week.
After week three something in my mind just said that is was fine the way it was and that I was allowed (from myself) to slowly start eating a little bit more sugar.
So I did. But I did make a rule or promise to myself that I would not go back to the sugar eating habits I had before.
And so far, it is going great.
To conclude this chapter I thought I would go over the benefits of eating no sugar on my first sugar-post:
1. YOUR SUGAR CRAVINGS WILL BE DRASTICALLY REDUCED.
To be honest, not really. It almost seemed like my cravings were worse! But only at certain times of the day or if there were a lot of sweets in front of me and I knew that I was not allowed them. But before this challenge when I would eat peanut butter on bread I would want another one immediately after that. That craving was gone in those three weeks and is still not coming back.
2. HEADACHES AND FATIGUE WILL BE REDUCED.
Headaches were definitely reduced but fatigue not really, but maybe that is because I just go to bed very late and get up pretty early… Therefore, I am not sure if the fatigue is due to not eating sugar.
3. LESS MOOD SWINGS AND IMPROVED MENTAL STATE (LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT!)
For this one I would say yes, but not drastically. I also think that it is different for everybody.
4. WEIGHT LOSS, NOT DRASTICALLY BUT A FEW KILOS, AND WEIGHT CONTROL.
I did not lose a lot of kilos, I think I lost about 1 kilo. But weight control yes, I definitely think that my weight is at a healthy weight but at the same time, I think that has been that way for about a year.
5. INCREASED ENERGY (WHICH IS GOOD BECAUSE I WANT TO EXERCISE MORE!)
I did not notice increased energy..
What I did notice was that as soon as I started eating a little bit more sugar that my acid reflux was returning. At first I didn’t notice it but then all of a sudden I realized that I hadn’t had acid reflux for the past three weeks and now it was coming back.
I am very happy that I did this challenge because now I see that I was just a little to extreme in my sugar intake and that I do not want to go back to that point.
I just want to eat what I want but just not to much.