Two years before I got pregnant, I changed my diet and kicked sugar. It wasn’t easy. During this time, I would often enjoy 4 different types of desserts a day minimum.
I was also 50lbs heavier than I am today and having constant night terrors and thoughts of death. Not necessarily suicidal thoughts but just unwavering anxiety about my mortality. Anyhow, through the grace of the Universe, I got off grains, started eating fat and living a sugar-free lifestyle.
For the first time in years, I had balanced moods and my skin was amazingly clear. Then I got pregnant and the sugar beast returned in full force and I still find myself reaching for sugar 8 1/2 months postpartum. I know that getting to my weight loss goal is only hampered by my sugar addiction so I’m going to kick off April with a sugar-free challenge.
No sugar – i.e honey, maple syrup, dark chocolate, etc. I will use stevia from time to time but I have yet to find a stevia brand that does not taste nasty. I will also reduce the amount of fruit I eat and stick to low carb fruits. I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I enjoyed the hell out of a Green & Black 85% dark chocolate bar the day before I started this sugar-free challenge. Wish me luck and if you’d like to join in on the fun let me know and we can support each other.