I have successfully kicked my soda habit (although I have had a few Sprites lately, and I will confess that I enjoyed a regular Dr. Pepper and a regular Pepsi over the weekend), and although my hand feels quite lonely without the company of the cold aluminum can of dark liquid fizzy caffeine deliciousness...... sigh..... Where were we? Oh, pop, okay I don't drink pop anymore. Woo-freaking-hoo.
So back to my sugar detox... we all know that I generally don't support the complete exile of any food from one's diet, but I am sort of at a loss of how to kick my dependence on sugar. I've tried limiting my intake (although if I have it in my house, 'intake' means to eat it until it disappears), but it just doesn't seem to work. I watch commercials for candy and instantly start making a grocery list so that I can pick up something sweet in the checkout line (of course I get something for my husband too, to ease the guilt a little). And do you think my 'something sweet' makes it to my house? Heck no! I usually have devoured it before I am out of the parking lot.
So, needless to say, I am in serious need of a detox... maybe even rehab. I can just picture the men in white coats dragging me out of my front door while I crumble into a sobbing mess begging for just one last sour gummy worm.
I honestly feel like if I can get the sugar out of my system for a week or two (now I'm only talking processed sugars, I will continue to eat fruits and such), I will be able to make wiser choices in regards to sweets. Maybe I'll even be able to keep chocolate in the house for more than a few hours (it tends to vanish into thin air... or fat rear... whatever). I don't intend to fill myself with artificial sweeteners either; I believe they are much worse than actual sugar. I'll keep you posted on the actual start date of my sugar detox, it mostly depends on my ability (or lack thereof) to refuse dessert this evening. I'll let you know when the withdrawal symptoms kick in.
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