Ok so lately I’ve been feeling dreadful… heartburn, nausea, tiredness, bad skin, palpitations, headache. Etc. My sugar consumption has also been sky high so I’m sure that’s the cause. On top of this I have recently found out that my Mother has a heart condition related to her obesity, and she will almost certainly need a pacemaker fitted in the next 12 months,and apparently this condition is heredetory. My Dad has also been diagnosed with diabetes, so its all a bit close to home and real. We want to have another baby next year, and I’m currently overweight so that wouldn’t be ideal for pregnancy…
Basically I need to change my diet and lifestyle. I’ve tried the softly softly approach and it doesn’t work, if I allow myself some chocolate, I eat all the chocolate.
So I’ve been researching sugar addiction and I’m 99.9% sure that’s the issue. Seriously, I have jam on toast for breakfast, a cereal bar for snack, sweets mid afternoon, chocolate or cake / biscuits in the evening, sugar in my coffee… its endless, no wonder I feel hungover all of the time.
So tomorrow I’m starting a sugar detox and I’m going to share my progress. I cba to set up a new tumblr for it so it’s going to be on here, I don’t think many people read my updates anymore anyway so I’m not too worried about triggering people. However, if this would be an issue for you, please unfollow me.
The detox goes as follows:
Day 1: cut out most obvious sources of sugar. For me, this will be jam, chocolate, cereal bars, chocolate mousse, biscuits, cake, and sweets.
Day 2: as above
Day 3: As above, plus swap white carbohydrates for brown. (Bread, pasta, and rice.)
Day 4: ” “
Day 5: Evaluate sugar consumed in fruit - especially dried and tinned. Fresh is best. Cut out juices too.
I will update daily with how I’m feeling, and on day 7 I will evaluate everything and hopefully continue with a more appropriate sugar intake.
I’m expecting to feel CRAP for the first three days, with day 3 or 4 being the worst. I’m hoping that I will then feel better each day and finally have an energy surge on day 6/7.
I’m aware that with my history this would worry a lot of my followers, but you just all need to trust me. I’ve been in remission from my eating disorder for nearly two years, bar some small lapses, and even then I’ve veered towards binge eating over restriction so it’s unlikely I’m going to get into an unhealthy cycle here. M is aware of my plans, as is my therapist so I’ve got that covered too.
So, with that in mind, support, and ideas for low sugar alternatives to things would be appreciated. :)