I cannot tell you how many times I have attempted to give up sugar and dairy. While giving up dairy is to look after my poor abused tummy, giving up sugar is more of a, “I want to achieve my weight loss target and not having sugar will help” kind of thing. The health benefits of giving up both? I am sure will be epic!
The Evil One……. SUGAR
I grew up on sweet things. Whether it be because of loads of fresh ripe on the tree fruits (mangoes, pineapples, bananas, etc) or my granny’s condensed milk sweetened porridge, I developed a sweet tooth from childhood. Throw in the easy access to loads of really good yummylicious chocolate since moving to the UK and I am surprised my teeth are not all falling out! So from now on…. I am dubbing sugar The EVIL ONE!
I am thinking that I need to stop linking eating chocolate and other sugar related thingy bobbies to my “I am feeling sorry for myself moments.” Okay, so let me just get this one in – All delicious things have sugar in it!! Breathe out! Cleanse my mind and now start thinking about having lots and lots and lots of blueberries! Yeah me!! Sooooooooo not being sarcastic here. Promise!
The Destroyer of Tummy
I have had an intolerance to dairy for as long as I can remember. It started off mild (at least that’s what I am telling myself to justify eating milk chocolate) but now I think my tolerance level has flown the coop and I am being affected, not only for longer but rather more quickly after eating any dairy products. I have been suffering for a few days now, so I definitely need to be kinder to my tummy. Remember my chocolate coma day over the holidays? heh hem….. In addition to giving up the Evil One, I am finally taking my intolerance at heart and giving up all things dairy (please tell me eggs are not included!). Honestly, where does egg sit in the food chart or rather the triangular thingie meh bob?
I have been told that it takes 21 days to break a habit. The problem here? I kept thinking about the length of 21 days and never made it past 5 days! So new rule… Taking it one day at a time. Day 1 on the way!
Here goes. Wish me luck. I need it!