Friday, December 30, 2011

Starting A Sugar Detox In 2012

Hello Divas!

After trying numerous diets and failing miserably at them I decided to do a little more research into why I was not losing weight like I wanted to.

I found something in a magazine that suggested I might be addicted to sugar and that might be one of the underlying reasons (apart from not exercising enough) that I was not achieving my goals.

I used to think that I was prediabetic because I would wake up RAVENOUS. I swear I would be so hungry and irritable in the morning you would think that I had not eaten in days. Even if I ate late at night I would still wake up hungry and angry and so I would get myself tested.

I turned out not to be prediabetic...although I still have to keep a watch on it because my father and grandmother are both diabetic.

I realize that even when I do eat healthy I also indulge in high sugar foods. I would cut calories and increase the amount of fruits and vegetables..but would indulge in sweets.

Even when I went down to 1500 calories a day, part of that included a slice of cheesecake.

I was essentially sabotaging myself with the sugar because people who are addicted to sugar instantly store it as fat instead of burning it up.

I am going to go on a gradual sugar detox in 2012 and start by NOT purchasing some of the following things:

-sugar cookies (I like them frozen and will sometimes eat two after lunch)
-ice cream (sorry Ben and Jerry)

These silly foods will be replaced by raspberries (which I love) and greek yogurt with sliced almonds.

I am also using only honey to sweeten my tea and I will stop drinking juice for the month of January, relying only on tea and water to hydrate.

At the end of the month I should be more sensitive to sugar and should therefore crave it less...leading to less weight gain.

I am also going to start hula hooping and doing my yoga daily. I mentioned doing those two things before but I never kept up with it. I can hula hoop while watching television, instead of lying down and not doing anything at all.


Jedha said...

Hi There, I'm so glad you discovered your hunger and lack of ability to lose weight were linked to your addiction to sugar. Many people don't realize this but eating sugar stops you from losing fat and has many other health implications as well.

And cutting calories just to replace them with a sugary treat is not any help. Your body doesn't need empty calories it needs dense nutrient rich calories that help you lose weight.

Anyway I hope you go well and I'll have to remember to check back in to see your progress.

Diva In Training said...

It is HARD....sugar is so yummy. But I really need to work on this because it can also affect my health with terms to diabetes.