I quit sugar. Yep.
This is the year that I look after myself, so this week I made a pact to quit sugar. I've tried to do this before, but this time I'm serious.
Last night, after a horrid day at work all I wanted to do was dive into the giant box of Ferrero Rocher (to my credit it's been in my posession since Christmas and I have not opened it). Sugar is always the easy option. Chocolate, cakes, snakes, jams, nutella, Not to mention the sugar that's added to pretty much everything we consume anyway. I don't know about you, but it seems to be that the easiest thing to grab while on the run is sugar laden? Sometimes when the day is crazy, all I will eat is an almond croissant. My body has pretty much told me that I have to stop. It's inflamed and it hurts and I need to change my ways.
Sarah Wilson's ebook has been a good helping hand.
Probably the best $15 I've spent all year. It's quick to read and easy to follow. It's not patronising, but it's scary and realistic at the same time. I don't think that I'm overly dependent on sugar, so I'm not doing the extreme and quitting fruit. I love fruit and it's a staple of my diet, but I am steering clear of the fruit that's too high in fructose. Sugar is inflammatory, it's ageing and it turns into fat. The biggest revelation has been the fact that fat isn't fat, fructose is. One is encouraged to eat full fat products as they contain the least amount of additives. And lets face it, fat fills us up. I'm all about grilled halloumi, lots of salmon, daily gym sessions and weekly infrared saunas. You should see my skin after 40 minutes in that sauna. Amazing!
I'm not trying to lose weight or be Gwyneth Paltrow. I just want to be healthy.
So, I quit sugar.