Sunday, August 12, 2012

Day 1 Results: Sugar - 1, Kiersten - 0

Anyone who doesn't believe you can be addicted to sugar, allow me to introduce myself. After just one day completely sugar free, I have started experiencing (very common) withdrawal symptoms like headache, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, and even the shakes. My body has become so dependent on sugar that it's only taken one day to feel like I am falling apart. Unfortunately, caring for a 3-month-old who is still nursing several times a night, I can't afford weakness, dizziness, or fatigue. I didn't realize my addiction had become so severe. So, the detox is on pause until my husband gets done with training and I can count on him to help out with the baby. I'm so disappointed that I can't just quit cold turkey, but instead I will continue to eat the food I've prepared for this week and allow myself more fruit. I'm going to need to wean myself from sugar, as sad as that sounds.

UPDATE: I was so exhausted and shaky when I woke up, I knew my blood sugar had plummeted, so I had a cookie with some coconut milk and fortunately my in-laws agreed to watch the little one for a couple hours while I "slept it off." New plan of action: baby steps.
Step 1: Cut out all the crap. No more sodas. (Not even diet.) No cookies, chips, ice cream, granola bars, or other processed/packaged foods.
Step 2: Cut out grains. No breads, rice, or pasta.
Step 3: Limit fruit.

I plan to stay on each step for a week. If I need more time, I'll take it. I wish I could just follow the original plan. (It's a great plan, and I'll review the eBook soon!) Unfortunately, I can't afford even one day of withdrawal with my husband so far away and not here to help with the baby in the middle of the night. I know my limits.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you! I do so well without sugar and bad carbs. Hang in there, your body is rebelling, dont let it win! It takes a good week for your body to kick the craving, sugar is an addiction, just like caffeine or smoking. You are feeling yucky because you are going through "withdraws" Eat protein, veggies and fruits. But make sure you choose your fruits choices are strawberries, oranges, grapefruits and apples. Let me know if you need any advice or encouragement through this, it's a great way to eat! :D