I recently did a 30-day challenge, during which I didn’t eat nor drink anything that contained any of the following:
- added sugar
To clarify, eating fruit and berries was completely OK even though they contain fructose.
Here’s what I found our during and after the 30 days:
- It was not that much of a challenge to refrain from eating sweets
- Surprisingly many thing you can buy from a grocery store has added sugar in it
- Avoiding added sugar lowered body weight and reduced body-fat a little bit
- I felt a bit better (both about myself and the way I live, as well as in terms of energy) during the challenge
The best finding though was that I do not grave for sweets as much as I did before the challenge. In fact, eating sweets does seem to easily make me feel a bit nauseated.
I have ended up paying more attention to my sugar consumption after the challenge. However, I have not completely cut added sugar out of my life as I occasionally do allow myself having, for example, some chocolate. I feel this is for me a more sensible and easier approach to maintain than 100 % avoidance of sweets for the rest of my life.
Good is better than perfect.