I have been enjoying few great side effects that have resulted since I have stopped fueling myself with regular servings of sugar. I have listed some unexpected but welcome ones below.
1. My children no longer badger me for sweets. You know, when I think I’m sneaking a cookie while eating behind a cabinet door. They have stopped asking for dessert after a finished meal too. It’s actually kind of weird. I have always nourished them better than I feed myself, but my new habits have definitely rubbed off on them.
2. I really didn’t enjoy my green tea latte from Starbucks the way I use to. I think the more I drank them the more I wanted them and in turn the better I thought they tasted. I had one last weekend and it was underwhelming. I don’t really feel the NEED to have sugar treats anymore like I use to.
3. I do not crash in the afternoon anymore. I used to yawn a million times once it hit about 1:30 in the afternoon. I always dreaded getting through the second half of my day. Now I find myself feeling more energized in the afternoon.
It’s been tough to get where I am right now with my sugar addiction, but I think I am holding up well. Having one treat day a week is working well so far.
What’s your relationship with sugar?