Giving Up Sugar

For what seems like 10 years now I’ve been trying to lose weight. I’ve always been the bigger one out of my friends, and when I was 18 I put on about 5 stone that I’ve never managed to lose. Something that makes me find it hard to lose weight is that I’m literally the worst person at sticking to diets, I always find myself giving into my sweet cravings. The only diet that’s worked for me so far is Weight Watchers, and only because I can still have my chocolate as part of my daily points. Recently I’ve been trying to be a lot healthier, and I’ve found that eating healthy food is making me feel a lot better, but I’m still giving into my sugar cravings. I definitely have an unhealthy relationship with sugar, and I often feel like I need it to get through the day, but once I’ve had it I find it doesn’t make me feel any better.

Recently I was contacted to see if I wanted to take part in a 6 week sugar detox programme from Happy Sugar Habits, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try and give up my terrible sugar habit. Not only will I receive a 6 week detox plan, but I’ll also get daily text messages to help keep my motivation in my giving up sugar mission. The programme is run by the lovely Laura Thomas, who’s been through a similar sugar addiction and come out the other side. The programme also gives you some great meal plans and recipes, and I’m really looking forward to trying out a few of them! I’ve been reading some interesting things about sugar, and how addictive it is, and all about the benefits of giving it up. I think for me these 6 weeks will quite a struggle, especially with how many boxes of haribo sweets that seem to be going around my office, but I’m really interested to see how this will effect me, and this might actually help me to lose some weight.
I’m starting my six weeks today, meaning that my last day of the programme will be the 2nd of March (which already seems incredibly far away). I’ll be writing a couple of updates throughout my journey to let you know about my experience, and knowing me, probably a few failures along the way. I’m kind of looking forward to seeing how I get on with this, and I’m hoping this will help cure my sugar addiction.

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