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Friday, May 17, 2013

Sugar Fasting Again!

You may remember the series I did on sugar fasting early in 2012. Researching for it was really an eye opener for me, and the fast itself was literally life changing. I honestly didn't know how bad sugar was making me feel because I didn't know what it was like to be without it. To put it another way, I didn't know how good I could feel. It takes two weeks to a month to get past the "detox" phase and start feeling the results.

Alas, it is hard to kick old habits, and this pregnancy has taken away all self-control when it comes to food. I've been so hungry and unnecessarily concerned about not gaining enough weight that I've eaten pretty much everything that's been put in front of me. This has not been great for my energy levels or mental clarity, which are already compromised by pregnancy brain. So, I've putting our house on another sugar fast for the month of May. I'm fasting from it completely, and the kids will be as far as I can help it - I don't want to be a nazi when we're out and everyone's sharing some birthday cake or something, but I do try to limit it. Dennis is a grown man, I let him do what he wants. ;)

Ok, to be honest. This has been an, ahem, partial fast. I've cheated a few times. Like I said, I have no self control when I'm pregnant. I have done much, much better, and I've only cheated 4 or 5 times. I'm feeling much better, too.

So, if you, like me, need a little inspiration to pass on the sugar, here's a recap on my sugar-free series from last year:

Why sugar fasting (part 1)

Why sugar fasting (part 2)

Easy and tasty sugar free sweet treats

The end of the sugar fast (I don't follow rules well...have you guys picked up on that yet?)


  1. Cheating only 4-5 times is not bad. Have you tried to replace sugar with honey? I used to crave sugar but I don't anymore.

    1. We're on vacation this week, so it doesn't count, right? :) I do like to use natural sugar (like honey, molasses or sucanat) to replace refined sugar, but I do try to limit my intake altogether. Isn't it nice to not crave sugar? I didn't even realize I was addicted until I tried giving it up the first time.