Hi, I’m Bettina. What I'm working on : Forget to slouch. Relaxing is freedom. Choose life.

I Quit Sugar Week 6 : Time to add sugar back to my diet?

Mushrooms

After six weeks of quitting sugar, of which four weeks were cold turkey–that means, no honey, no stevia, no fruit, Sarah Wilson‘s program allows for adding fruit back in.

But I don’t feel ready yet for sugar. The idea of quitting sugar cold turkey is to get the addiction to the sweet fix out of my system, but I’ve lapsed a few times during my four weeks. Two times I did so consciously, but two other times…well, let me just tell you that it is dangerous to have a box of chocolates from out-of-town guests just standing around innocently in my living room. And ever since I lapsed and had a chocolate, I’ve been back to craving chocolate every night : chocolate bonbons, cake, mousse, hot cacao.

It’s funny, because in Sarah’s experience she was ‘repulsed by the taste [of sugar]…it seemed so acidic and cloying’. As for me, sugar in the form of dark chocolate still rocks my world. So I ordered more than 60 euros’ worth of 100% glucose chocolates from Frusano. It’s the only recommended sugar, because it contains no fructose. I can’t wait until my box arrives…

If you’re also on the journey of quitting sugar, how are you dealing with sugar addiction or withdrawal? How do you know when you’re over it? Do share your tips with me!

Signature from Bettina of Active Hands Yoga

 

 

 

 

Illustration from Lucileskitchen

Related Posts

  • Melisa

    Congratulations on making it to week six! I bought Sarah’s book when it came out but still haven’t summoned the willpower or organisation to take action. But when that time comes I also hope to have a stash of Frusano at the ready.

    • Thanks, Melisa! I still can’t really believe I did it, either–good thing I have my blog posts as proof to myself. I took it one day at a time with the thought that I can always always always have a sugary treat if I needed to and I can forgive myself afterwards. That made it less scary for me. And I did take advantage of that a few times. Even though those treats took me off track, as long as I kept going, six weeks went by with tons less sugar in my diet. It’s the general direction that counts, not the occasional treat.

  • MELANIE

    IVE BEEN ON IT FOR TWO WEEKS I HAD A COLD FOR MOST OF THAT TIME . I MUST SAY THOUGH MY SKIN LOOKS BETTER AND HAVE NOTICED MY TEETH AND GUMS TO BE SO MUCH WHITER AND HEALTHIER. SO I WILL KEEP GOING IM A BIG CHOCOLATE AND FRUIT EATER REALLY AN MISSING MY FRUIT NOT SURE IF I WILL BE ABLE TO GO SIX WEEKS . KEEP UP THE GOOD WORKX

    • Mseren93

      Ugh I’m in week 2 and ALSO have a stinking cold 🙁

      • thatbettina

        🙁 but at least you’ve gone two weeks. Have you noticed any differences in just two (or now three) weeks?

    • thatbettina

      Even if you can’t go six weeks, the less sugar you eat, the better–so be proud of yourself for keeping away from sugar for two weeks.