So I was trying this plan of no sugar(even natural sugar in fruit) for 6 days. The reason being I wanted to help curb my sugar cravings.
I lasted like 36 hours and I am totally at peace at quitting it and “failing” at my original plan.
By Tuesday I was like, “Why am I torturing myself like this? I just want some PB on celery with raisins! Or an apple!” I understand the premise behind the plan but the plan was not for me.
Even though I technically “failed” at sticking to the plan, I really feel like I succeeded in some ways:
- I realized I was stronger than I thought (36 hours- a huge victory for me to have no sweets, no food with any sugar like bread, cereal or even fruit)
- I had more self control than I thought. I did not even lick my fingers after making my kids PB&J sandwich.
- Seeing that I was able to say no to the million thoughts of sweets really encouraged me that I CAN resist the regular longings. I realized that I do not need to eat a half dozen cookies when they come out of the oven.
- My view of sugar changed. Sugar is not evil and can be enjoyed. God made bees with the ability to make honey. He created sugar cane etc.
- I realized I can have sweet but not over do it.
- I realized that I have villianized sugar to my kids. I don’t want them to have guilt about eating food. Eating food is meant to be enjoyed. Food is a gift.
- It gave me an opportunity to fully share with my kids the why behind me limiting their sugar intake. I shared the health risks of consuming lots and lots of it. I also shared how I had gestational diabetes and how I now have a 60% higher chance I getting type 2 diabetes so it is important I eat healthy.