Friday, November 12, 2010
Taking the First Step Toward Healthiness
When I started my sugar elimination, I was concerned with wasting all of the sugary food I had in my cabinet. Since I started this right after Halloween, I had a huge bag of candy that I didn’t want to give up. At first thought, I reasoned I would keep the candy and only have one piece a day. But I know myself and there’s no way I could stop at just one. So reluctantly, I added all of my candy to the communal table. In our house, if you leave food out on this one table, it is fair game for everyone. Luckily, I have some hungry housemates who were more than happy to take the candy off of my hands. I then went through my pantry and refrigerator and read the labels of everything I had. If it had refined sugar or a sugar substitute, I offered it up to various friends.
I’m glad I got rid of all of the sugary food. It’s easier to not eat sugar if there is nothing in my possession that contains it. I’m proud of myself that I went cold turkey and gave away the food instead of hanging onto it “just in case.” My friends enjoyed the food and candy is already gone. While I realize cutting out sugar completely right away is not ideal for everyone, it worked well for me. Day 6 and still going strong! The weekend is always tricky, so we’ll see how much self-control I have.