I've decided it's time to do this again, and step it up a bit. No refined sugar for a year. I will eat only natural sugars including:
- 100% Fruit Juice
- Pure Maple Syrup
- Date Sugar (Ground Dates)
- Dried Fruit
- Brown Rice Syrup
- Agave Nectar
- Raw Honey
I got that list of ideas from My Year Without, the blog of a lady who spent a whole year without refined sugar. I am going to read the entire blog over the next week to learn more.
It won't be easy, but it will be possible. I think it will be easier if I start it after Christmas this time. The first few weeks are really hard, and it will be easier if there's not piles of holiday goodies around. By the time next Christmas rolls around, I should be well conditioned to not needing sugar so much.
All I know is that after my first stint of sugar avoidance, I felt the healthiest ever. It also helped that I had spent the summer interning at a nursery.
What do you do when you get sugar cravings?