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Transitioning to a sugar free house!

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You heard me right! We are sugar free! That means no sodas, candies, fruit snacks, or even regular peanut butter in this house! No we’re not crazy. We just hate how junk makes us feel.

sugar actually has been shown to have very addictive properties NO MORE SUGAR,

Have you ever noticed that? Seriously, go one week without sugar & just pay attention to the difference in your body. And then just for fun, eat a candy bar & notice how crappy you feel afterward.

If you look at food as fuel for your body and eat the foods your body needs to function at its best you will notice a huge difference, I promise.

This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your food as well, but your taste buds will most likely change along with your idea of a “treat.” For me, candies and chocolates I used to enjoy are now too sweet & super unsatisfying. It’s crazy how going sugar free will change you (for the better)!

Does having a sugar-free house mean we never have sugar?

No. It just means we don’t make a habit of it. I do want to clarify though. I am talking about processed sugars. Not naturally occurring sugar that you find in fruit or honey.

Instead of mindlessly chowing down on “filler” foods that are overly processed with little to no nutritional value, we choose to eat nutrient dense food. We also eat with a specific purpose in mind. We eat when we are hungry to fuel our bodies. We do allow ourselves the occasional sugar sesh, but not as part of a food we eat mindlessly. We choose instead to make an experience out of it! Make it fun! Walk to the ice shop as a family or eat out at Denny’s for breakfast. We like this because we create more memories together as a family, and the food just tastes better as an occasional treat rather than something we’re snacking on out of boredom.

Will it be easy?

No.

Eating sugar and highly processed foods actually floods the brain with way more dopamine than we would get by eating real, non-processed food. This means that sugar actually has been shown to have very addictive properties, hence cravings.

So how are we giving up sugar?

We just did it. It’s really that simple. Just do it. Just get rid of the junk in your house, or vow to not restock it once it’s gone. And don’t give in to cravings. They will go away. If you’re having a really hard time then find a better alternative. Maybe some ice cream made from frozen bananas or a small piece of dark chocolate.

Recommended Read: 10 Tips for Quitting Sugar

Truthfully the less sugar you have the less you crave it & if you do crave it and happen to succumb to those cravings it is amazing how unsatisfying it becomes. I love milk chocolate covered almonds, but since becoming sugar free if I ever indulge it tastes just overpoweringly sweet and I can’t handle it. Although, get me some Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds & I’m in love! I can only have a couple before it’s another sweetness overload lol but it’s a nice treat! It’s amazing how much our taste buds change!

sugar actually has been shown to have very addictive properties, GIVE UP SUGAR

I challenge you to go sugar free and just pay attention to how much better you feel!!

If you’re the only one in your house committed to living sugar free, check out my post on how to diet alone for some more tips!

Marie

Saturday 3rd of September 2016

We haven't tried this but I agree that your taste buds can be trained/changed. My weakness is definitely gummies. They are my fave. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday this week!

Patricia @Sweet and Strong

Tuesday 30th of August 2016

I used to always keep M&M's and dark chocolate out at my house, now my husband and I treat ourselves to an energy bite or date with a little almond butter and the occasional piece of dark chocolate and I definitely notice a difference in how I feel. We too still make ice cream trips every so often and I do enjoy baking cupcakes, but they're not always in the house. I think it's so important to teach our kids about foods that are naturally sweet.

Lexi @That Fit Fam

Tuesday 30th of August 2016

I agree! It is definitely important =) We are big fruit lovers in this house! Growing up, fruit was always our "dessert."