I'm currently working through a sugar addiction, and have decided to give up sugar for a while. Almost every year, I try to do this, and it has always resulted in mood swings, and I usually give up after a day or two. (same for coffee lol)
Well ladies, I am happy to say that I've been sugar free since Sept. 9!! I decided to try a 21 day sugar detox, and so far so good. Luckily, I work at home, and my kids are in school now. The first day was pretty rough, and I had really bad brain fog/mild headache. So, I didn't do much work that day. I read the cravings are the worst between day 3-4, but my cravings were the worst on day 7 and 8.......perhaps that's because on day 7, when we went grocery shopping and I passed a shelf of Donut and Coffee ice cream!!! Then today, I watched an episode of Masterchef, where they made cheesecake! Cheesecake, my weakness. I snacked on almonds the whole time, drooling!
I'm trying to reset my body. I'm following this 21 day detox, where I cannot have any breads, potatoes, white rice, sugar, fruit, dairy except for butter, etc. (bread is easy, since I quit that long ago. dairy is tougher) Anything that breaks down into sugar is a no no. I've been filling myself up with tons of veggies, good fats and oils, nuts, meat, eggs, etc. I drink coffee with butter, coconut oil, cinnamon, and vanilla, blended up. Lots of water throughout the day. The main drawback, aside from cravings, is there seems to be less of a variety.
Going one day without sugar is a great idea. If you want to do more than that, well power to you!