I gave up sugar for three weeks. Here's what happened.Monday, January 23, 2017
December is always a month of indulgence, and this year was no different. Over the holidays, anything goes at our house, nutrition-wise: cheese, crackers, and nuts constitutes dinner; sugar cookies or Ferrero Rochers make adequate snacks. Baking with my son is one of my favourite holiday activities, so every weekend we were whipping up a batch of something or other: gingerbread, shortbread, Nutella sea salt cookies (oh my GOD those were good). Add a generous glug of eggnog, some Baileys, and a whole lot of wine, and that's your typical December diet.
If you're having trouble sleeping or experiencing low energy, I think experimenting with a low- or no-sugar diet for a few weeks is worth it! Just make sure you stock up on protein-rich snacks beforehand and drink lots of water, and hang in there through the first few days if you can. The results may surprise you!