I once heard that 30 was the magic number to form a habit… do something consecutively for 30 days and bada-boom: a habit is created. I’m putting the theory to the test.
I eat pretty clean for the most part… organic, whole, unprocessed, real food, 95% of the time. I’ve rid my pantry of almost all GMOs, MSG, and artificial. But I’ll be honest, there is something I eat a lot of that is potentially just as bad. That thing is SUGAR. In all sorts of forms, but mainly chocolate and my homemade baked goodies. I do love me some homemade desserts, what can I say? (I blame it on Pinterest) And I really don’t think a day goes by that I don’t indulge in chocolate (a’hem, hi, my name is Rebecca and I’m a chocoholic). Mind you, it’s usually organic dark chocolate, but still, laden with sugar. And when I bake, I use organic unrefined sugarcane, but still… it’s sugar.
So I need a change… I want a change. My body needs a boost.
So here it is, this is what I am about to embark on: drum roll please………
30 days, NO SUGAR!
Yep… all of it. No white, brown, refined, unrefined, powered, organic, pure cane, you name it… none. I’m ridding my life of sugar!
This isn’t just about throwing out my chocolate chips though. I went through my pantry this morning and looked at all the labels. If sugar is in the ingredient list, I’m not eating it.
Even the tiny little bit of sugar found in bread, in crackers, in my balsamic dressing is all being eliminated! Everything. No sugar. That means the chili packet I used last night for dinner, the canned salsa in the fridge, the yogurt, the chips, and everything else with sugar in the mix. 30 days. No sugar.
At the end of the 30 days I hope to have developed a nice habit and I’ll re-evaluate and tweak where needed. For now, it’s all going.
But don’t worry… I’ve done my research on some “sweets” that I can eat. For now I’ll be substituting with honey, stevia, agave, real maple syrup, dates and fruit. Really…this won’t be so bad, right??? HA! This better work is all I have to say!
Seriously though, this might be a bit difficult, but I am so up for the challenge and I am ready to make this change in my lifestyle. Why, you ask? Well, I want to have more energy, more glow in my face, more ease in my insides, and more clarity in my mind. I want to look and feel REALLY good. To sum it up… I want to rid my life of tired, flabby, and addicted! The biggest thing keeping me from that is sugar.
So, if you’ll take a moment of silence with me, I’d like to say farewell to a few favorites:
Goodbye Green and Black’s dark chocolate bar with little bits of orange peel in it, goodbye dark chocolate Acai balls from Costco, goodbye chocolate dipped macaroons, goodbye peanut butter and chocolate covered malt balls, goodbye chocolate dipped goji berries…. and mostly, goodbye reeses peanut butter cup milkshakes. My taste buds will miss every bite. (sniffle, sniffle)
Ok, I’ll dry my eyes… on to better and brighter food ahead! And on to an amazingly glowing, feeling really great body!
I am ready! On my mark, get set, go.
30 days and counting…
Anyone else up for the challenge? If you want to join with me on this sugar adventure, let me know by commenting below. I’d love some people to join with me! Are you up for the challenge?