Apr 2016

Sugar Addiction is Real

2018-07-20T21:38:20-06:00

Sugar Addiction is Real Sugar is addictive. If you haven't heard me say it, I'm sure you've heard it before in the media. However, sugar addiction is often presented in a flippant, "sugar is like a drug!", kind of way, even by me. On a serious note, I want you to know that sugar IS [...]

Sugar Addiction is Real2018-07-20T21:38:20-06:00
Feb 2016

Sugar Detox: Does Alcohol Count?

2017-04-08T14:01:33-06:00

Sugar Detox: Does Alcohol Count? When you decide to do a sugar cleanse or sugar detox, whether or not you also decide to eliminate alcoholic beverages is completely up to you. For most health goals, removing alcohol during a detox or cleanse is helpful. You are more likely to see benefits such as weight loss, [...]

Sugar Detox: Does Alcohol Count?2017-04-08T14:01:33-06:00
Sep 2015

Sugar Relapse

2018-07-20T21:38:33-06:00

Sugar Relapse The results of ONE week of high sugar It was my birthday last week and starting Tuesday of last week, I decided to celebrate. This celebration involved many activities, but the one of note today is my sugar intake. I am a sugar addict, always have been, always will be. So, when I [...]

Sugar Relapse2018-07-20T21:38:33-06:00
Feb 2015

Sugar Cleanse: How-To

2018-07-20T21:38:51-06:00

Sugar Cleanse: How-To I do a sugar cleanse every couple months because it helps me reset and retrain my (genetically ingrained) sweet-tooth. I figure, if it is difficult for me to find balance with sugar consumption day-to-day, then at least I can find balance month-to-month, knowing that there are large spans of time where I [...]

Sugar Cleanse: How-To2018-07-20T21:38:51-06:00
Nov 2014

Sugar Withdrawals

2018-07-20T21:39:15-06:00

Sugar Withdrawals Alright, time to get a little personal. I started a three-week sugar cleanse. To me, this means no processed or refined sugars and no alcohol, with low fruit. I usually embark on these little bouts of abstaining when I find myself in an addictive cycle with sugar or see that I am self [...]

Sugar Withdrawals2018-07-20T21:39:15-06:00
Dec 2013

The Sugar Diaries Finale (THE RESULTS!)

2018-07-20T21:39:30-06:00

The Sugar Diaries Finale (THE RESULTS!)   I did it! I made it three weeks without intentionally eating any processed or refined sugar and only a few accidental refined sugar ingestion incidents. I was traveling on day 21, on my way to the Yucatan Peninsula for some holiday R&R.  Surprisingly, I didn’t gorge myself on [...]

The Sugar Diaries Finale (THE RESULTS!)2018-07-20T21:39:30-06:00
Dec 2013

The Sugar Diaries, Day 19

2018-07-20T21:39:30-06:00

The Sugar Diaries, Day 19 For some reason, today and yesterday have been especially difficult. I am only two days away from reaching my 3-week goal, and I think this is partly to blame. I feel so close to the finish line that my thinking becomes: "well, you basically did it, what's a little chocolate [...]

The Sugar Diaries, Day 192018-07-20T21:39:30-06:00
Dec 2013

The Sugar Diaries, Day 7

2018-07-20T21:39:31-06:00

The Sugar Diaries, Day 7 My cravings have significantly improved from a few days ago. I ate lunch today and didn't immediately feel a desperate need for chocolate. Progress! My ability to focus seems to be returning and I haven't had a headache the last couple days. I think I am past the withdrawal symptoms [...]

The Sugar Diaries, Day 72018-07-20T21:39:31-06:00
Dec 2013

The Sugar Diaries, Day 3

2018-07-20T21:39:31-06:00

The Sugar Diaries, Day 3     I have made it 72 hours into the sugar-free challenge. The first week is always the worst. I'm hungry every hour. Nothing is satisfying. I keep drinking fruity herbal tea to help curb my cravings. I feel tired and unfocused. I'm fantasizing about baking delicious things; rationalizing ways [...]

The Sugar Diaries, Day 32018-07-20T21:39:31-06:00