For the month of February, I am taking on a new challenge. An intense challenge. I am giving up sugar. Completely.
A few months ago I started thinking about how much sugar I was ingesting. It was probably after using My Fitness Pal for a while because there is an option to see how much sugar is in your food. So for a few weeks I just observed myself and my sugar habits. I didn’t try to change anything, just watched and tried to reduce my intake. Every once in a while I would go through everything I had eaten and think if I had consumed any processed sugar. I always did. EVERY. DAY. I realized I was addicted.
Then It dawned on me: I have probably eaten sugar every single day of my life, except was when I have done fasts. This scared the crap out of me. I know that this doesn’t scare a lot of people, but I consider my body a vessel, my machine. Over the past few years, I have not been good to my body and have been clogging it. I have decided to unclog the cogs.
After watching this video, I became even more convinced that this was the right thing to do. It also made me feel better about eating so much sugar. I’m addicted! Pretty much, every person in our society is addicted to sugar (and, in most cases, cheese and meat).
As a bipolar person, I wonder if I should be taking away a substance that makes my brain create happiness. However, maybe if I take away sugar it will help to balance my brain out. I have never tried before. I hope that 4 weeks is enough time to see the effects of it.
My new drugs are shown here: