Sugar Update From the Sky

Hello all! I’m writing from the air today as vacation begins TODAY! I’m about to watch The Great Gatsby and eat some oatmeal for breakfast (second breakfast really being I was up six hours ago and scarfed down a banana and some cereal already) so I’m going to keep this short and sweet for you all.

Speaking of sweet, I thought this would be the perfect time to update you on my sugar intake status. In case you missed it, I wrote a post nearly two weeks ago about how my refined sugar intake was starting to get ridiculously out of control. I decided to commit myself to limiting my refined sugar intake and focusing on only natural sugars in my diet for a while. You can read the full post here: Break the Sugar Addiction.

So how am I doing with it? Amazingly well! I have completely cut it out except for yesterday when I was absolutely starving at work and my only option was a chocolate chip cookie dough Larabar that I had in my purse.

My body is thanking me—my GI system really appreciates when I don’t eat the refined sugars. I also feel like I have higher amounts of energy as my body isn’t going through major blood sugar rollercoasters all day.

My go-to sweet treats right now (in moderation):

Even though it has only been just shy of two weeks, already my body is no longer craving sugar. In fact, I am noticing I am craving more salty foods, believe it or not!

My plan for refined sugar

Being that I am on vacation, and celebrating an anniversary nonetheless, I do plan on having a couple of sweet treats while I’m away. However, I am not going to let it get out of hand. Once I return home, I plan to continue leaving out the white sugars as much as possible, and limiting them only to special occasions.

To me, it’s worth it to cut out these sugars in order to stay healthy and to feel my best.

So, there you have it. Your brief update from up in the sky. The movie is about to start! Leo DiCaprio, here I come!

I can’t to fill you in on my vacation adventures when I get back. In the meantime, I have a handful of wonderful guest posts and one special one from myself as well! Have a fabulous weekend and a great week!

To those of you who decided to cut out or limit refined sugars with me, how is it going?! 

 

8 thoughts on “Sugar Update From the Sky

  1. Melanie,
    Thanks for this post as well as “Break the Sugar Addiction”! As I’m sure you can remember, the Dietetic Internship is a crazy busy time and I’ve found myself craving more sweet treats than usual- Don’t get me wrong, I’ll always love desserts, but this is a great reminder to stop and think about exactly what we’re consuming throughout our busy days!!
    Enjoy your vacation! 🙂

  2. I’m SO looking forward to jumping on this when I get home from Colorado 🙂 Not that this state isn’t the healthiest I’ve ever been to, but traveling alone is really difficult! Not to mention I feel like I don’t want to deprive myself when I’m in a new place. Working on moderation 🙂
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  3. I could absolutely relate to your post about taking a break from refined sugar…it really is an easy downward spiral…I have times where I’ll realize that I too have been enjoying are too many treats and need to reel it in a bit. It really only takes a few days without it for me to stop craving it! That first day is always the hardest 🙂
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