I have been trying to eliminate sugar from my diet for a long time. A few months ago, I finally succeeded, with the help of my AMAZING nutritionist. Working with Melanie has helped me to figure out the little things that have been impacting my health in a negative way for so very long.
Over the holidays, I have been indulging in sugar, and am feeling its ill effects. Today is the final day of this folly, and it's back to my structured way of eating. When I eat my veggies and keep my blood sugar balanced, I feel like a million bucks. After the past couple of weeks, I feel like a crumpled $5 bill that's been through the wash and has seen better days. Sugar and too much wine are not agreeable beyond the initial buzz.....
When you give up sugar, it makes it easy to give up alcohol (because it's really just sugar with a kick, right?) and simple carbs. Cut that junk out and you'll feel better too.
If you're struggling with feeling crappy or want to drop some body fat, I highly suggest getting in touch with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. If you are in my area, check out Melanie http://www.adamsapplenutrition.com She's awesome and I can't speak highly enough of her!
An added bonus of getting rid of sugar? Sugar suppresses immune function, so when you eliminate it, you give your immune system the jumpstart it needs to keep you well during cold and flu season! I also suggest homeopathic immune shots (Stonetree Clinic!), but that's a post for another day.
Today is the final day of ridiculous indulgence, tomorrow fresh start and back to my eating plan for good health. Eating every 3 hours at a minimum, loads of veggies, always pairing fruit with a protein or fat and keeping carbs to the whole variety.
I don't feel guilty, and I know that indulgence is a healthy part of living well.
Best wishes for a healthy and ecstatically happy new year 😀