Today I have gone one month (sort of) without refined sugar. I say sort of because I'm always going to have my Saturday cheat day where I want a big glass of sweet tea (or 2) and a bowl of ice cream or a cupcake.
I know this seems like something small. Giving up sugar. I mean people have real problems that don't involve over indulging in something that is meant to be a treat. But I am proud to say that it is no longer my problem.
I think my favorite find throughout my no sugar journey has been the LARABAR when I really feel like I want something sweet. They are so delicious and sweetened with dates instead of sugar. Not to mention, they have only a few ingredients in them. I can also pronounce and know all the ingredients that they contain. My next mission is to find a good recipe for them.
All in all, I rarely crave sugar anymore. Except on Saturdays, but I'm sure that's just because I know it's ok to have it then.
So one month down.. a lifetime to go. ;)