Wednesday 7 August 2013

Sugar is a Bad Guy

I have just completed day 3 of Mentor Me Off Sugar with Laura, founder and author of Happy Sugar Habits.

I have noticed many things so far:

  • I now get hunger pangs instead of sugar cravings, which means I eat what my body desires, which means today, for the first time in years, I ate a carrot stick (raw) followed by a celery stick.
  • These "messages" are normally dulled/silenced by sugar cravings and mood swings.
  • This is easy to stick to, as I am not giving up wheat/bread and meat etc...
  • I say that, as I used to be a Yoga Teacher, so previous detoxes would be extreme.  This, considering I haven't done yoga since 2010 is really doable for me, and as a result I am sticking to it.
  • I can already tell that I will implement deeper changes, once my body has adjusted.
  • Already, sugar tastes too sweet. The other day (Monday or Tuesday) Aaron's ice cream was dripping and just the lick I gave to stop it, tasted too sweet.  Same, when I licked chocolate off his fingers.  Both times I did it on purpose, as I was like I am not eating it, it's okay, but both times it was too sweet so I decided not to miss the sugar.
  • I didn't have any coffee Monday or Tuesday as I thought I would miss the sugar, but today I caved in and had one and it was delicious.  Today my taste buds kicked in, and I could taste and enjoy, really enjoy, the Kenco without needing sugar.
  • Giving up sugar improves your appetite, your mood AND your taste buds.
  • I expected it to be hard but I am enjoying it.
I wanted this to be a bumper post, but I am tired and off to bed.  That's the other advantage.  For about 6 months I have been an insomniac who could not sleep before 2, and lately it's even been 2:30/3... Few days off sugar and I am needing match sticks in my eyes by midnight.

So, I am off for now, but I promise a more detailed post will come soon.

Disclosure: my being mentored is free, in exchange for my writing about my experience.

Liska xx


  1. How inspiring! I eat wayyyyy too much sugar! Quite smoking first and then I will see whether I fancy a new challenge!

  2. Excellent. Sugar really is a poison and mentoring is a great idea. I look forward to reading more x

    1. I should have blogged about it Monday and Tuesday too xx

  3. Brilliant! I've done a couple of anti-candida diets in the last few years - not that I'm totally sure that I believe I have / had a problem with it now, but hey ho - and the one thing they did for me was help reduce my level of addiction to sugar and my ability to mainline the stuff. I'm also taking great care not to fill my daughter's diet with sugar - I've blogged on this a couple of times, because it is a real passion of mine. I still have a sweet tooth though, so going to hop over to Happy Sugar Habits right now.

  4. This sounds so interesting, I have been having a bit of a blogging holiday but am now back and refreshed so apologies if I missed the post explaining all about this - I would love to know more.

    I am currently training for the Great North Run and have been really trying to address my diet. Sweet things are my biggest downfall and even though I know they make me sluggish and after eating chocolate the other evening I had a major headache which I swear was down to the sugar in it, I am struggling to kick it. I get a craving and then I can think o nothing else but wanting sweets/chocolate/cake/ biscuits and I struggle to fight it, when I do I end up in a bad mood, feeling all low and I know it will give me an instant pick me up but days where I manage and have been good, my running is so much better and easier.

    If you could point me in the right direction of knowing how this works and what you do, I would appreciate it x

  5. I've also cut almost all sugar from my diet. Except in ketchup,some homemade oat-peanut butter biscuits and red wine I've not had any for a few weeks now. When I want something sweet I eat some fruit. Good for you - refined sugar is poison.


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