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Friday, September 30, 2011
Giving up Sugar
I have a confession, I have a problem with sugar. Don’t get me wrong, I eat healthfully, but somehow I have not been able to cut the sugar habit. I can’t say when this sugar problem started for sure but I know it is not good for me, diabetes runs in my family, my dad and my brother have both been diagnosed with diabetes. I have had my blood sugar checked and I am doing okay. But as I age (ahem – over 40 and fabulous), the weight is not coming off the way it did in my 20’s.
I realize that a problem with sugar is not at all uncommon. The average American consumes approximately 158 lbs. of sugar a year. I probably consume about 75 lbs. This is probably, because I don't eat much processed foods. This will help me give up the sugar.
How am I going to do this? I have joined The Sugar Detox Challenge at Naturally Knocked Up. This is an 8 week program, so yes I will be giving up sugar during the holidays, Halloween and Thanksgiving. It should make for some interesting times. But the pace is slow and very doable. It is not cold turkey. Along the way I will be sure to share some of the reasons why you should consider getting the sugar out of your life.
Have you ever considered giving up sugar? Have you successfully given up sugar in the past? I would love to here how it went for you. If you think you might be up to the challenge I would love to have you join me. I will be stating this tomorrow on Oct 1st, 2011, but you can jump in anytime you want to. Share your thoughts on this with me. Let’s encourage each other to liver healthier lifestyles.