I tried to do the 100% break from sugar once. I didn’t even make it 48 hours. I felt terrible and awful and like I was detoxing (which I was) but then I decided it wasn’t worth the anxiety and stress I was feeling just to break myself of the addiction. Have you seen Fed Up? Yeah. Sugar is more addictive to rats than cocaine. I BELIEVE IT. But sugar is NOT cocaine so I went back on the wagon and never thought of it again.
Okay. That’s not true. I think of my addiction to sugar all the time.
I still don’t thing 100% cold turkey is right for me. Mainly because it also forces you to let go of artificial sweeteners because they screw up your brain as it tastes sugar but never actually finds sugar in the bloodstream and that makes you permanently crave it.
But, here’s the thing. I really like my Diet Coke. I’ve tried quitting before to various degrees of success. But until I sell my house and can get my sleep in a normal pattern? I really need that caffeine. I also love my daily Monster drink, the one with the artificial sweetener. Both of those things help me through the days when I’ve been getting 5 hours sleep for a week and don’t want to doze off at my desk.
But I can give up the real sugar I think. I have a candy habit (totally not vegan) that I can’t seem to break now that I work in an office with a candy bowl. It’s totally not vegan and really my only consistent non-vegan issue, but it’s like I can’t resist it. THEY ARE CALLING MY NAME?
So, have you done any sugar detoxing? Is it worth it to just focus on “real” sugar and ignore artificial sweeteners? Also. Donnie is out of town this week – he comes back tomorrow – so I’ve been basically eating like an 18-year old college kid every night because I CAN. HE IS NOT HERE TO MAKE ME COOK HEALTHY.