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I decided to go superhero (macrobiotic) the day after Christmas and said a quick goodbye to sugar. I've had it less than 5 times since then (a few vegan cupcakes slipped in) and I absolutely can see how badly it effects my body. I just reread the kicking sugar section in Alicia's book and I'm really excited to kick it once and for all! I've already noticed the wonderful effects of eating probably about 80% superhero and I know getting rid of sugar would help even more.
Who's up for the challenge with me?!
How is it going with the no sugar new life ?? I want to do it too asap !!! Any tips ?
It really just makes life better. I'm learning that I do not have to give up desserts just because I'm saying goodbye to sugar. Alicia has some great desserts in her book for superheros! I love the rice krispy treats - so good! Definitely keeping brown rice syrup and maple syrup in the house for when I get a sweet craving!
I have noticed that sugar is not my friend anymore so that is making it a bit easier to handle my cravings. i am also finding that fruit is satisfying my sweet tooth. I am happy to say. my next challenge is to kick my coffee addiction. im not a fan of decaf because that is a man made process. but i think i will be able to kick it in a short while. i am taking it one step at a time. I also want to try going gluten free. i am finding that my body is not responding to wheat like it use to. I am wondering if this is what Alicia was talking about in her book when she said that we will notice changes in how our body reacts to food. i have a lot of food allergies so i am fine tuning what im able to eat. Good luck with your kicking the sugar cravings.
Thanks for your comment! I totally know what you mean when you say sugar is not my friend. I’ve been really enjoying fruit as well. I try to eat gluten free because I always feel better when I do, but I’m definitely not 100% gluten free. I bet your body is detoxing a bit like Alicia talks about – that’s good! Good luck with your sugar free/GF eating as well!
I find eating dates or things made with dates is totally enough sugary fix after giving up sugar. I have so much more energy, and no mood altering crashes and depression when I am "off" sugar. If I have a bad day I can usually trace it to sugar a couple of times in the same day. Here is my favorite recipe that is decadent, raw, vegan and only uses dates to sweeten- (you can add the agave if you want).