30 DAYS; NO SUGAR – How did it go?
As a little reminder (I wrote a blog post a while back explaining the whole challenge) – Rules:
- No sugar
- No sugar substitutes
- Some sugar through fruit is okay, but not too much (even though some fruit is healthy, there is still sugar in it!!)
- No sugary drinks of alcohol (this won’t be hard for me, all I drink is water and sometimes coffee – this is just what I like best)
The first 2 weeks I didn’t consume any refined sugar, but I had some fruit in moderation. Beforehand I thought that this shouldn’t be that big of a problem because I like to switch out ‘common desserts’ with some fruit anyways. It surprisingly was even easier than expected. From day 1 – day 14 there were probably 2 situations where I wished to eat something I couldn’t.
After day 14 I really didn’t feel that much of a change and I decided to also leave out fruit (generally I really don’t like to be restrictive).
The following two weeks were way harder than the 1st two. I really missed having a piece of fruit with my yoghurt or making some nicecream on a really hot day. Especially the last few days I really wanted to have fruit again because all our homegrown berries got ripe.
At day 29 and 30 I had a tiny bit of fruit again to in cooperate it back into my diet slowly.
One thing that probably made the challenge easier for me was my kind of mindset.
When I set a goal/want to achieve something/.. (no matter what part of life) I am more than okay with doing what needs to be done. I just don’t see the point behind setting a goal and then just giving up/stopping when it gets slightly harder.