I start my day eating well. A protein rich breakfast; for the past few days I have been making myself an omelette cooked with coconut oil and with a lovely cup of coffee it seems to keep me full until lunchtime.
At lunchtime (1pm/1:30pm) I’m not really that hungry so I’ll have some salmon, tuna or ham.
Then about 2pm/3pm I start thinking about sugar…. I am not hungry but the thought of sugar is on my mind!
The dreaded SUGAR THOUGHTS! I start thinking…. “should I go get a few supplies for dinner like courgettes or broccoli?” But really I am just hunting for an excuse to go to the supermarket so that I can also get some yoghurt covered raisins or jersey caramels or something else equally sweet. If I can not justify going to get some extra supplies from the supermarket I have other thoughts such as ”should I take Millie the dog out for another walk…? ” and I could go past the dairy and get a ice-cream or frosted caramel bar (those are my favourites). I’m just hunting for an excuse to get my hands on sugar – I am an addict.
I know there is a whole lot more to this sugar addiction… it is brain chemistry stuff. I have the science – I actually have a degree in Biochemistry – No, I actually DO!! But it does not make me crave sugar any less. I just need to ride out these first few days of going cold-turkey as I know once I am clean it will be so much easier and the thoughts then won’t even cross my mind.
So what do you do while you are riding out these tough few days of detoxing??? The thought of drinking a diet soft drink crossed my mind but that is opening another whole can of worms and I seemed to have knocked that addiction on the head.
Do you have any advice, tips, hints on how to ride out the tough few days while cutting the sugar?