I didn’t blog much last week. I was in too deep a funk and since I don’t like to spread negativity, I spared you that.
I thought it was because Aunt Flow showed up on Monday, but I am a lucky woman since I don’t really get PMS.
Then I realized that I was craving sweets. See, last Friday I started the #30DaysSugarFree detox. I did it because I was doing so well following my paleo diet until January, when things went awry. I started eating ice cream, candy and drinking beer every day. It was ridiculous. I needed to stop this binge once and for all. I mean, having some ice cream in the summer is okay once in awhile, but daily for months? I don’t think so! So I decided to go cold turkey.
Well, my lack of added sugar resulted in several things:
- Headaches every day for the first 5 days
- EXTREME moodiness. Okay one moment, wanting to kill someone the next.
- I was so depressed I wanted to cry. Seriously, I was questioning my own value. I felt like I was failing at life. I was doubting everything I was doing.
I didn’t know what to do. How is it that missing a little sugar could change a person’s attitude so drastically? What was I to do?
Welp, I just went about my daily routines, trying hard not to focus on the pit in my stomach. I put on my faux smile as I taught fitness classes and ran my errands. I worked out, trying not to think about anything but my run, or the weight I was lifting.
Fake it till you make it, right?
That’s what I did. All week long.
Turn to Friday…no more headaches.
And just like that, I was able to smile again – for real.
What in God’s name!!!
I NEED SOME FRIGGING CHOCOLATE!!!!
Question: Have any of you done a sugar detox? How did you survive?