My weight-loss journey and dedication to health began about nine years ago and throughout those years I have been a vegetarian eater, a paleo eater and a few things in between. The last two years I have eliminated most dairy, grains, some meats, legumes and a host of other items. Through all the choices, I had held on to a belief that I needed wine and chocolate. Never in a zillion years would I have considered that I would not be eating cookies and dark chocolate regularly. A daily glass of wine, or two, was standard. Until the last two months.
I have had a total of about three glasses of wine in the last two months. Up until I taste-tested a holiday cookie yesterday, I had been completely cookie and chocolate free.
Was it worth it? Not at all. The cookie tasted horrible despite my family raving about its goodness. Totally not worth it.
Our bodies are amazing in the their ability to adapt to what we put into them and how we nurture them. I have learned through this recent change that sugar is indeed a powerful addition that can be overcome. Since ditching the sugar I have noticed clearer thoughts, better sleep, increased energy, and overall sense of well-being. I was certain that before the wine and chocolate elimination I felt great, but it has become evident to me that now I feel really great. Clean, clear and no longer at the mercy of sugar.
Give it a try. Really, give it a try. You can get off the sugar drug and you can increase your vitality. It is not easy but once you are over the withdrawal hump, it is amazing how easy it is to say no.