I did a cleanse and a 30 day health challenge last month. It went pretty good especially considering I went to Vegas right at the beginning of it. I was trying to get off sugar. Well processed white sugar that is. But it came back. I'm really bad with peer pressure. When friends have chocolate, I want chocolate. They barely have to even ask before I'm diving right in. I just can't shake it!!!
There's nothing better than a sugar induced coma. It feels so good once it hits your lips. Life just feels better. Until the inevitable crash. Its such a crappy thing to crash off of sugar. Most people just keep that cycle going. (I also include any white bread products here too folks). I am no different. Although I'm SUPER healthy and go to the gym 5-6 days a week (5 on a bad week) I still like my snacks. I love to snack! Such a bad habit. BUT that being said, I snack on as much healthy stuff before I dive into the chocolate.
I used to be able to get off sugar really easily. I don't eat a lot of bread or bread products in general. I'm a whole foods kinda vegan. Actual whole grains, veggies, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruit, etc. BUT when someone puts some bread in front of me watch out! I go crazy for it. Its like a drug. I've been trying to shake the habit but its so hard in the winter. Its like I just wanna carbo load to pack on some fat for the winter (like bears). I DON'T WANNA!!! lol
What too much sugar can do:
So I think I need to cleanse again. Today is day 1. Its about lunch time and I'm craving something sweet already. Lunch is done; big salad and homemade refried beans with salsa and hot sauce. I had a 20 smoothie for breaky. Mandarins might do the trick.
I think I should start packing snacks like nuts and seeds too. I always have lots of fruits and veggies with me anyways so that's not a problem. And I eat about 5-6 times a day. Veggies digest in 2 hours so I gots to keep my energy up. They aren't huge meals, some are liquid and I always have 1 big salad a day. Sometimes 2.