So I have given up processed sugar (this will include high fructose corn syrup, and any products that have processed sugar or HFCS in them) for Lent. I’ve never celebrated Lent before, as I’m not Catholic (My husband, Aidan, is Catholic, but he’s not celebrating Lent! He says he’s giving up mushrooms…he hates mushrooms and never eats them! Cheater!), but yesterday evening I just decided to do it. So it’s not really Lent for me, it’s more of my own personal spiritual journey, but there you have it. Good-bye sugar. I’m so hardcore. 8)
Anyway, I always tell people that I’m not a huge sweets eater…and I’m not…really. I guess. But then I count how many times during the week I buy cookies (Paul Newman’s and Nature’s Own, but still!), or Lindt chocolate, or red velvet cake from Publix, or Rooibos tea with two teaspoons of turbinado sugar, or Stonyfield Farms yogurt, or friggin FROOT LOOPS!!!, and I realize that I actually do eat a lot of sugar.
Anyone here ever had to give up sugar for whatever reason? I seem to be experiencing some dizziness and light-headedness, but I’m wondering if it’s just my mind playing tricks on me. I quickly ate a tangerine, and it seems to have helped a little, but I’m still feeling kinda…strange.
I’m gonna try my best to eat 2-3 pieces of fruit per day to help balance my blood sugar levels. I’ll be posting in my blog every evening to recount what I ate throughout the day, and how my body is reacting. I’m hoping toward the end of Lent, my body will be saying, “Yay! I love this no sugar thing!” :happydance:
P.S. Aidan obviously has no confidence in me whatsoever, as I just found a baggie of Thin Mints Girl Scouts Cookies in my lunchbox. :nails: