Actually, don’t do that.
I started a sugar cleanse yesterday. I haven’t done one in over a year, so I thought now is as good a time as any. Especially with the holiday treats abounding and me having no reason to resist them.
I have to give myself a reason, or a challenge.
I have challenged myself to a cold turkey sugar cleanse for two weeks. I’m starting out with the obvious sugars like chocolate and diet cokes. (BTW, I’m from the south, so when I say ‘coke’ I mean ‘soda’, not necessarily the brand Coke.) I’ve even stopped putting Splenda in my coffee.
Sugar is so dang addictive. If I start my day off with anything sweet, I crave sweetness all day long, which leads into a vicious and unhealthy cycle. I’m really bad about eating a sweet breakfast, even if that means putting Splenda and cinnamon on my cottage cheese. I’ve never been a big breakfast eater. It often makes me sick to my stomach to think about eating so early in the day, but if I were offered up anything sweet that early, I’d certainly nom on it without thinking. And thus the cycle begins.
But I figured, between Thanksgiving goodies and Christmas delights, I can cleanse myself of that addiction and crave less sweet and more healthy.
Sadly, I realized this morning that my beloved protein drinks have fructose. So I’m avoiding those for now.
Also, while I’ve read that you can have the natural sugars on such a cleanse, I am avoiding fruits, at least for the first week. I’m sure that even those sweet things will kickstart my cravings.
I’ve done this before, I can do it again.
Have you ever tried a sugar cleanse?
What's your biggest sweet tooth weakness?