So this is it. It’s not the first time I’ve tried to get off the sugar band wagon but I’m gonna give it yet another go. I like to keep my family healthy and active but in today’s fast paced lifestyle, we often turn to pop tarts and little caesars. It leaves me with a severe 2:00 low which corresponds to me being in a perfectly bad mood by the time my 6 year old son gets off the school bus bursting with energy. So it’s time to seriously kick this habit! Let’s do it together. I’m going to post how it’s going and how I’m feeling and how many times I break down and freak out on my family and claw my husbands eye balls out due to my withdraws. Hopefully I won’t have to many days where I loose all control and go face down into candy bars from the impulse buys at Walmart and have to throw away the wrappers and the receipt in the parking lot so that nobody can judge me. In order to break the sugar addiction we have to cut out carbs like bread, pasta and rice because those things turn into sugar when digested and can trigger cravings. We will slowly add these things back into our diet after we get controll over our sugar intake. Probably in about two or three weeks. Cut out candy, cakes, chips and super processed foods. Today is the day to binge on all of that. What ever is left after you can’t eat anymore of it needs to go into the trash and throw gross stuff on top of it so that you can’t go back for it. Today is also the day to go to the store and buy almonds, eggs, cans of tuna, ham and turkey and a ton of vegetables. We need proteins and fats to keep us going. There are a lot of good tips for how to survive without the carbs and sugar online but I’ll give some tips too. 1. Seriously, get rid of all the food you shouldn’t eat. When a craving hits you, you don’t need all that food staring you in the face. 2. Buy high protein foods like nuts and seeds and lean meat and write out a menu. Having plans will help tremendously. 3. Don’t starve yourself….ever. It makes everybody crave sugar, not to mention us sugar addicts. Eat at regular intervals. 4.Don’t worry about fruit or beans. They are healthy foods that need to stay in the diet and may actually help keep the sugar crave at bay. 5. Do a few jumping jacks or go for a walk. A little destruction goes a long way. The first week should be the hardest. Let’s get motivated. Tomorrow is day one. I’ll let you know how it goes!