18 Dec 2018Health·健康

Giving Up Sugar for 30 Days

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Hi, I’m Nicol and I am a total sugar addict and have decided to do a giving up sugar challenge. I can’t go a day without eating at least one bag of sweets and or a whole pack of biscuits along with a bubble tea of some sort. After every meal, I inevitably need something sweet, and the sugar monster inside of me always satisfies this. Whether I’m studying, working, watching a film, meeting a friend, or whatever the reason, I can guarantee you that there’s something sugary in my hands.

So why have I decided to cut out processed sugar? I honestly don’t have an actual reason, just thought I’d see if I can complete 30 days and find out what positive and negative impact it has on me, both mentally and physically. You can probably insert a health reason in there somewhere too. For this, I had decided to cut out all processed sugar and only eat natural sugars.

So how did I get on?

The first few days weren’t too bad. Felt like I was sailing through as I had kept myself busy until the fourth day. On day 4, I was close to flipping my table, my bed, basically, my whole room as the craving was real. It was absolutely driving me crazy and was THIS close to caving in. I would be standing in the biscuit aisle for a good 10 minutes, drooling whilst crying on the inside. All I could think about was sugar for the rest of the day until I had slept it off. The next day was fine. That withdrawal symptom wasn’t fun at all. I haven’t had a meltdown like that ever since so the remaining days of the challenge were easy so it had flown by with ease. I still did have the small cravings but fruits did save me especially pomegranates. Totally obsessed with them.

As the challenge came to an end, I did celebrate the end of my challenge with a visit to the Cheesecake Factory a few days later. After demolishing that cheesecake, I didn’t get the same satisfied feeling I would usually get before the challenge. Giving up sugar is definitely a positive thing and it’s obvious that my taste buds have changed. However, without all of the sweets, I’ve noticed that I’ve been indulging on more carbs, more specifically, crisps. Both are as bad as each other and it’s something I also need to cut down now.

Did I lose any weight? Not sure. I haven’t stepped on the scale since early September and I intend to keep it that way.

Any change in body shape? Nope.

Clearer skin? Yep! If I eat anything sugary now, I break out on my chin.

More energy and better sleep? Probably a little bit more energy but I wouldn’t say it’s that obvious. I haven’t been sleeping well due to a number of reasons so I can’t really comment on this.

Fewer cravings? Oh heck yes. I can say no if I’ve been offered anything.

Doing this “detox” was actually a positive experience for me. It’s helped me control my unhealthy relationship with processed sugar and made me realise how utterly obsessed I was with it. Dessert after a meal hasn’t really been a thing for me now. I intend to not go back to my old ways and will limit my consumption rather than completely eliminate it from my diet. I don’t regret giving up sugar and would recommend people to try it.

Would you do a no sugar challenge? If you have done it before, how was it?


15 responses to “Giving Up Sugar for 30 Days”

  1. HI.
    So brave of you to give up all sugar for so many days. I don’t think i wood be able to do it but, i have been eating less “sugar food” and, i feel better about my health.

  2. GiGi Eats says:

    I actually cannot eat sugar. I have not eaten sugar in 17 years. I feel fantastic. And people ALWAYS compliment me on my vivacious energy and my clear skin. I think there is something to be said about giving up sugar for sure!

  3. Nate says:

    I’m not huge into sugar. I will probably eat something ‘sweet’ about 3-4 times a month if that. Nothing too crazy but a very informative post!

  4. Emidio Amadebai says:

    I was told by the doctor not to exaggerate the sugar intake, as there are some diabetes cases in my family. Thanks for sharing the post, quite informative.

  5. I almost clicked right on out of this page when I read the title. However, my inner self knew I needed to read it straight through for a reality check.

  6. Adriana says:

    Thats amazing. My little guy loves those lollipops

  7. Surekha Busa says:

    That was way too hard, for the fact that almost all foods has sugar in it Especially when you love sweets. That’s really a sacrifice.

  8. You are so brave. I could never do it. I would be flipping tables on the first day!

  9. Wow. I don’t think I could last a week but I know too much sugar is never good. I think i will try this in the new year.

  10. Wow! Well done you. I don’t think I quite have the willpower to do something like this. I could cut down on sugar but cutting it out altogether is another story! 😉

  11. Preet says:

    Youvare so.inspiring. I could ever not live a day withojt sugar. This makes me motivated.

  12. Megan says:

    Whoooaaa! You are super inspiring, I don’t think I could do this! Although this makes me want to try…

  13. Thanks for sharing this informative one, really useful & learnt the tips as am with sweet tooth 😀 Let’s have a healthier lifestyle
    cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  14. Oh wow, I didn’t know about these pops. Curious if the girls would like them.

  15. Geraline Batarra says:

    That was a great style of detox. Im not a sweets lover but i still want to lose more of or any kind of craving for sweets.

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