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Sugar Free Life

Oct
05

For years now I have been working my way toward eliminating sugar from my life.  It’s been a slow and challenging process because those sugar cravings are nothing if not persistent.  But even though it’s been difficult at times it has been SO worth it.  At 45 I feel better now than I have at any other time of my life.

So to give you just a short list of the ways that being sugar free has improved my life:

  • I have so much more energy.
  • I don’t feel bone-tired and weary anymore
  • I am a lot less irritable
  • I sleep better
  • I am more calm
  • I don’t get stressed out as much
  • No more aches and pains

These days pretty well any sugar I get comes from the fresh fruit that I eat.  Of course it is a case of always being on the lookout for hidden sugars.  Dried fruit for example has a lot of concentrated sugars and since you usually eat a lot more dried fruit in one sitting than fresh fruit, it’s a lot more of a sugar load.

But nowadays when I do trip up and have a load of sugar, hidden or otherwise, I sure know about it very quickly.  Within hours I feel just awful and all those side effects return starting with the fatigue.  As soon as I’m dragging myself around I know I’ve had some sugar somewhere and I go and search it out.

So speaking from personal experience, it takes awhile to get over the sugar addiction but once you do, you won’t go back because being sugar free is like living in the warm sunshine of a perpetual summer.  Eating sugar is like living in a damp, dark cave on the North side of a mountain.

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