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Friday, November 4, 2011

7 Quick Takes–Sugar Sugar



In case you have not been following, I crazily decided to do an EIGHT WEEK, yes you read that right, 8 week, sugar detox, during a period which encompasses both Halloween and Thanksgiving. I am about to start week 6. So far things have been going well, unless you count all the strange detox symptoms I have been having, like my first cold in 2 years, blood shot eyes, and various skin break outs. But other problems are clearing up. It was explained to me that I would have the symptoms in reverse of how they originally occurred. I think in 5 almost 6 weeks I have been able to go back 2 years.
Now for the good news – In 6 weeks I have lost a little over 6lbs doing the detox. I have not been counting calories, watching carbs or any of those other diet things and I am not working out like a beast I have also lost 1 1/2 inches off my waist. Not yet ready for a smaller size but I am doing a happy dance.
Okay now for the somewhat bad news – Week 6 has me giving up all but 1 tsp. of added natural sugar. I got the news last night (Thursday) and my week 6 starts on Saturday. I had already cut back on my honey in my tea, but I am working on eliminating honey from my tea. Believe it or not there was a day when I never used honey in my tea. Now I am having a hard time with this next step. I can eliminate the honey in my tea, but I am not sure about my Nutella, my new go to snack. And then what will I be giving up next? I really want to make my homemade cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving.
Now with all this sugar detoxing, it has made me consider how I can cut the amount of sugar in some of my holiday recipes, to make them figure friendly. I will be sure to share with you how I do that.

We have a family tradition here that Halloween Candy only lasts a week. Then it leaves the house. Good thing we have an All Saints Party to go to on Sunday. I will be sure to bring the candy and share it with the other families. What do you do with all of your Halloween Candy?
Today I began taking inventory of my baking supplies and replenishing them to get ready for the upcoming baking/holiday season. This is something that my grandmother taught me to do, she was a great cook and would come to stay with us for all the holidays. She is one of the things I am thankful for.
I am doing 30 days of Thanksgiving over on  Facebook. You can join me over there and share what you are thankful for.
This post is linked up to 7 Quick Takes at Conversion Diary


Missy said...

Good for you!!! Sugar detox must be one of the hardest!!! I am a sugar addict. Tho I have switched to honey for all things with the kids, I can't stop putting raw sugar in my coffee. The coffee is what I need to give up ;) What program did you follow? I would love to clear up my 30 year old acne :)

Lisa - the Granola Catholic said...

Missy, I am following the Sugar Detox at Naturally Knocked Up. I have a link on here.

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