Earlier this year, I conquered my caffeine addiction - and I feel great! I feel less edgy, sleep better, and have more energy. But most noticeably, my face looks better. My skin feels softer and smoother; I get fewer zits; and there's less redness in my cheeks. (In my case, the "redness" was like "the unhealthy flushing of a fat ass," and not " the pleasant blush of a cheerleader.")
Now I'm ready to tackle my sugar addiction. I know I will be healthier and happier if I can cut back on my sugar intake. But I'm an addict, so I need to purge the sugar from my system.
I have no idea what my sugar detox will entail. Should I just eliminate white sugar from my diet? Or should I also eliminate things like honey and dried fruit? Fruit has sugar, but I'll be damned if I'm giving up my blueberries and watermelon.
I don't intend to break-up with sugar forever, but I think I need to detox for awhile in order to control my sweet tooth. Right now, I crave dessert daily, and by "dessert" I mean "ice cream, cake, and pie." I'd like to get to a place where I can have a sugary treat once or twice a week (and maybe, eventually, once or twice a month - but I'm not yet emotionally prepared to think that way). But how do I get there? Should I eliminate sugar for a week? A month? Or maybe I should start with baby steps and just take this day by day?
And how will I feel without sugar? Energized? Lethargic? Giddy? Depressed? Will I start preaching the Gospel of Sugar Detox? Or should I just crawl into a ditch right now and die?
Wish me luck. If you hear about a Pasadena woman who gets arrested for engaging in lewd acts in public with a cupcake, you can safely assume it was me having a meltdown.