So what is the one-month-of-no-sugar challenge you ask?
For me, it is one month (starting today!) when I don’t eat any desserts including cakes, cookies, bars, ice cream, candy or chocolate etc. whether homemade or bought.
I am also going to throw in there cold/iced coffee (the ones you buy in the store) because they are loaded with sugar. (I usually will have one once a week when I go grocery shopping).
Pretty much any unnecessary sugars listed above are out.
When it comes to hot coffee, I am not the type that needs it. I typically drink hot tea, which I sweeten with a little honey. I may make one latte a week for myself if I’m in the mood. I sweeten it naturally with maple syrup so decreasing or eliminating sugar is not a problem there.
Where did I get this idea?
One month ago I was reading a running blog I’ve followed for a long time, and Katie decided to do this challenge herself for the month of May. For some reason it just kind of stuck with me and I decided to try it too.
Why am I doing this?
I really just want to see how my body reacts to it.
Now I don’t consider myself addicted to desserts/sweets, but I can say, if it’s in front of me, I sometimes can take more than my fair share. I’m not one to pass up dessert!
Something to consider…
It might be easier for me than others because we are already a household that doesn’t keep any soft drinks, ice cream, packaged desserts, candy etc. in the house. Those are rare things we might have if we are expecting guests.
As you know from my blog, if I happen to want it, then I have to make it from scratch!
What if you’re with friends?
Many already know of my challenge so it shouldn’t be a problem.
I will still be making desserts for friends’ birthdays this month, but that doesn’t mean I have to eat them.
How will this effect the blog?
I’ve got it all covered.
So that’s my challenge. Am I crazy, maybe. Can I do it, yes!
Has anyone else tried it?
Would anyone like to join me?!?!
By the way, my birthday is tomorrow (the big 3-1!), but you guessed it, no dessert. I’ll just have to make up for it next month.