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This week (starting Monday) my family and I are doing a “sugar free challenge.” This means we won’t be eating anything that has refined sugar (white sugar, brown sugar, evaporated cane juice, etc. etc.), unrefined sweeteners (honey, maple syrup, etc.) or refined grains (white flour, white rice, white pasta, etc.) in it. We will still eat fresh and dried fruit (with no added sugar), whole grains and the more-starchy vegetables. We already eat a very natural diet, so instead of using artificial sweeteners we’ll just be forgoing sweet-tasting foods as well as anything else with added sugar altogether. (It’s only a week; it can’t be that bad, right?)
At this point in our lives, I feel like this will require some effort, but not a huge amount. We don’t usually eat a lot of sweets anyway and have gradually been reducing our sugar intake over the last several months. I’m curious to see what I notice as far as how my body functions. Will I have major sugar cravings in the first few days? Will I still get super tired and feel lethargic at least once every day (or maybe that has to do with 11 months of waking up 2-6 times a night with the baby… need to work on that one, too)? Will I notice anything at all? It’s only a week, after all. We’ll see, and I plan to report back!
Have any of you ever attempted something similar? If so, how did it go? Better yet, anyone want to join me?? (If so, read more about it and sign up here!)