Friday, September 12, 2014

Day 1 & 2- I Quit Sugar

My blog is usually about my writing and random items that interest me but for the next 8 weeks I'll be blogging about my 'I Quit Sugar' journey.

I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson is an 8 week detox program and cookbook.

Why am I doing this?

My psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis is at all time red alert stage. Yesterday  I woke up with aches and brain fog. I know it's the sugar I consume.
I eat sugar every day never mind the hidden sugars in our food.
Eating sugar is eating poison. Sugar causes inflammation. Inflammation causes a host of problems.

It's time. I'm ready.

The first week is about cutting back, reading labels to become aware of the hidden sugars, and getting everything you need to succeed.

A surprise: Balsamic Vinegar is 16% sugar!!!

So how did I do the first two days?
No candy, no cookies, no cake! And there is a big bag of chocolate in the house too! I didn't have one piece! But I think I had overdosed on candy the days leading up to this challenge so just looking at it makes my teeth hurt. So it really hasn't been that hard.
Another victory was not having barbeque sauce on my pork chops yesterday or ketchup on my hot dog today.


I purchased the book above but if you can check out Sarah's website and Pinterest boards ... here are the links below...

http://iquitsugar.com

http://www.pinterest.com/iquitsugar/

2 comments:

Wendy S. Marcus said...

I have such a sweet tooth! And unfortunately as my age increases my willpower decreases!!! Good luck! I'm rooting for you!

Liz said...

Thanks Wendy! I appreciate it. I'm doing it more for my health but hopefully I'll lose a couple of pounds in the process!