Happy (Belated) Easter, Y’all! I had a relatively pleasant Easter. Kevin, Ethan, and I drove over to visit E’s great grandpa. So cute!
I also baked yummy things (Dark Chocolate Dreams pb swirl blondies), enjoyed the weather, and hosted a small Easter dinner with my little fam and my parents.
But now I think it’s time for a detox. This isn’t because I overdid it on the blondies (I was actually able to give most of them away), nor is it a weight-loss goal. In fact, I’m pretty happy with the bod at the moment, which feels good.
My sugar cravings are a bit out of control. Plus, cutting back on sugar will hopefully give me better energy with fewer crashes. Just because I’m still a bit sleep deprived doesn’t mean I need to reach for chocolate in the afternoon or enjoy ice cream every night.
- 7, 10, or 12 days (we’ll see how it goes)
- No added sugar (naturally occurring sugar, like in fruit, is A-OK)
- No sugar substitutes (a crutch in my attempt to curb cravings)
Though it’s arguable, I think “calorie-free sweetness may also confuse the brain into craving more sugar.” (Source) I think if you used it frequently, that would be true. However, I don’t think a Diet Coke here and there is really going to throw you off. Nevertheless, I’m avoiding the fake stuff too for the detox.
I leave you with a couple fun links:
- “How Much Sugar Are Americans Eating” by Forbes (neat infographic)
- “First Look: The FDA’s nutrition label gets a makeover” by NPR (the new proposed label will include a section for added sugars, woohoo!!)