Day 2: Experiencing a lot of anxiety mixed with intense sugar cravings. Argh! Could any of this have to do with the Kundalini Yoga Liver Kriya I’ve done 2 days in a row? I could be stirring up a lot of “stuff” with the yoga.
I have noticed that my blood sugars are more stable though. 🙂
Day 3: I wandered around the co-op today looking for sweet alternatives. I couldn’t find much. I bought some coconut crystals for when my 7 days are up. What I’m really missing is a hint of sweet in my tea. I usually put maple syrup in to sweeten my tea. When I compared the grams of sugar between the two I discovered quite a difference. The coconut palm sugar is significantly less in sugar grams.
I’m finding that I’m a bit pissy about how stable my hypoglycemia has been since I’ve stopped sugar. It means that I have to be very conscious about what I put in my mouth from now on. I can’t just indulge in a chocolate bar without some consequences.
Day 4: I had a 10 hour work day today so was distracted from how much I wanted to indulge in something sweet.
Day 5: I’m discovering that I am not addicted to chocolate like I thought. It’s all about the sugar. I haven’t craved chocolate after the 2nd day at all. What I’m missing is my sweet tea. I’m not thinking about anything else sweet. There is something so nurturing about a hot cup of tea with cream and sweetener of some kind. It feeds my soul.
Day 6: It’s getting easier. Not thinking much about needing sweet. I did notice my uptake in consumption of carbs in the form of starches. I did some research and discovered that those starches get converted into sugar pretty quickly.
Day 7: Today I’m at peace. This experience showed me that once the physical and psychological addiction abates that I can think more clearly and consciously about how I consume my sugar. Gone are the days that I can practice an all or nothing plan of eating. I need balance not deprivation.
In the end taking sugar out of my diet had no impact on my hot flashes. It did have a noticeable positive affect on my blood sugars for which I am grateful. I feel like I can restart my commitment to self as a result of doing this. Thanks for going along for the ride. 🙂