This has been coming for a while. Every time I do a cleanse and then weeks or months later need to do another one, it makes me a little crazy. What I'm doing wrong? Why I can't just stay away from sugar completely?
The holidays have just made it all even more apparent. If I'm with my loved ones and want to eat something that I know isn't good for me, then damn it - I'm going to!
Really though, that's not a lot. It was probably near the recommended max daily amount of 24 grams, (a little over 6 teaspoons.) So why did I give myself such a hard time? Why did I feel like I had failed?
Because I've set myself up. When I stay away from sugar 100% it's great and I find it easier to just say no all sugar then to making decisions about it over and over during the day but I don't eat 100% sugar free all the time.
Yet the amount of sugar in my diet is so small that I should be doing my happy dance on a daily basis! Instead, I beat myself up for giving in or slipping up.
What I want, need and demand is balance with this whole thing.
So that's my focus going forward. Developing a healthy, HAPPY, relationship to eating a low sugar lifestyle.
I want my relationship to food to not only be healthful but EASY! Worrying about what I eat just isn't on my to-do list. HAPPINESS is =)
Plan out my menu for the week
Take one day, (2-3 hour block of time,) and cook for the week.
This way I can stock the fridge and freezer with items that I can use to make meals quickly. Less thinking, cooking and, oh look...less sugar.
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Hope to see you there!