Last week after
eating devouring about ten zeppoles at my Softball dinner, I got the biggest, most bloated, stomach ache ever. It was in that moment, that I realized my sweet tooth was getting a bit out of hand. Why can’t I be a normal human and enjoy just one or two?! There are studies that say sugar is more addictive than cocaine and I believe it. I am admittedly a sugar addict. For the most part, I live a healthy lifestyle, but sweets are and have always been my weakness. If I am out to dinner, or at a party, I will never turn down dessert. There is ALWAYS room. I don’t really buy a lot of sugary foods for the apartment (because I would turn into a beast..I have zero self control), but I enjoy dark chocolate covered almonds after dinner each night, along with a few spoonfuls of ice cream here and there. So, I asked my boyfriend if he thought I could last 30 days without added sugar in my diet. His automatic response, with no hesitation was, “Not a chance”. I love a good challenge. So, I decided for the rest of June I will rid my diet of all added sugars, which is basically everything that is sweet, except for fruit. Yes, I know that this is not a full 30 days, but we move out to the Hamptons at the end of June. And, I know I won’t be able to stay away from Scoop du Jour (my favorite homemade ice cream parlor). Listen, I’m just being realistic. So, 22 days it is. My boyfriend thinks I’ll last about 15 of those 22, so it’s on!
Well, I started two days ago and so-far-so-good. Two days down! Woo! It’s actually been a little tougher than I thought. But I’ll explain more in my next post. I’ll be updating here and there about my journey sans sugar, so if you want to hear about the struggle, don’t forget to check in!
Wish me luck,