I've made it through 24 hours without any chocolate or sweets or other sugary treats. I may have transformed into a crotchety old harridan but at least it's a sugar-free version!
Here's what I've learnt so far:
- When detoxing from sugar, do not walk down the cake and easter egg aisles in the supermarket.
- Do not leave a half-empty bag of Giant Buttons in plain sight unless you want it to spend the day winking at you.
- The afternoon was worse than the morning. I felt incredibly tired and kept thinking if I just had a little bit of chocolate, I would bounce back and get so much more done.
- I should have given a bit more thought to what I was going to substitute sugar with before I started the detox. Because I didn't, I ended up "snacking" on bread and butter, which didn't really do much for my energy levels or my health.
Another 24 hours to go and maybe even longer if I think my body needs it. After that, I need to start thinking about eating healthily and sensibly. I need to be a role model for my boys.
If I could just have a piece of chocolate first...