Going Sugar Free – Three Weeks On.


It’s been three weeks since the sugar cull began…

It’s safe to say I ‘fell off the wagon’ a little with the angst that the summer holidays brings. But I’m back on it now and trying incredibly hard to get back to where I was in my first update. I’m determined to achieve a sugar-free life.

DIET.

In my defence, my relapse was mild. I have been drinking 2-3 bottles of Coca Cola a day which is an improvement on my previous 6-8. I began to skip breakfast and lunch again but I still ate a good dinner with the children and didn’t snack on chocolate and sweet  puddings like I had been.

Over the past few days I’ve made a real effort and have managed at least lunch and dinner, it’s been 48 hours since I drank any Coca Cola and I’m snacking on raisins or peanuts in the evening to curb the sweet cravings.

MENTAL HEALTH.

The change in my mental health when I began to consume more sugar was extremely noticeable. I became more anxious than usual and my sleep suffered massively. As stated in my previous update, I often feel like my head is jumbled. I jump from one thought to the next at lightening speed.

It just goes to show that even a little sugar can trigger poor mental health – I’m looking forward to getting back to where I was, maybe I’ll even figure out how to relax!

PHYSICAL HEALTH AND APPEARANCE.

When I first began limiting refined sugar my friends and family noticed a difference in my appearance within days. Many said my skin was brighter and it stopped being quite so dry and rough to touch.

In the first few weeks I became very spotty, which I think was caused by everything leaving my system. Thankfully the spots are fewer, and I’m making an effort to look after my skin and give my self-confidence a boost with a little make up each day.

I lost 6lbs in the first fortnight but my relapse has caused a slight gain. I am not over-weight but I haven’t felt comfortable in my skin since before I had Theo. A little weight loss was a welcome surprise.

It will be really interesting to see how much I lose over the coming months.

If your new here, give my original sugar post a read, what a day that was! If you’re a regular reader please feel free to leave a little comment of encouragement – I need all the help I can get!

Find some fantastic sugar-free recipes from the fabulous Davina McCall here.

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3 Comments

  1. Rhyming with Wine 14th September 2017 / 1:34 pm

    It sounds like you are doing really well lovely. I’m absolutely addicted to sugar and I really do need to follow your example. The positive changes you’re experiencing are really inspirational! Thanks for linking to #DreamTeam x

  2. mealsandmakes 15th September 2017 / 9:46 pm

    It sounds like you are doing really well. It is such a difficult challenge that you have set yourself. Its brilliant that you are noticing so many positive effects. #DreamTeam

  3. Muffintopmummyblog 17th September 2017 / 5:00 pm

    You’ve made me really want to try and cut out/down on sugar now. I think I’m pretty reliant on the sweet stuff and I don’t think we really realise how damaging it can be for us. It’s certainly akin to addiction! Keep up the amazing work and thank you for inspiring me into action #dreamteam

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