I haven’t had refined sugar in over 20 days.
It is amazing how much better I feel. I don’t have headaches; I have more energy and I have released some weight and inches too! My friend Gus says that sugar is the gateway drug. In my life, I would have to say this is true. I have an addictive personality. When I eat a brownie, I want to consume the entire tray. Sugar was a staple in my life. I would consume sugar throughout my day in various forms: treats, cereal, coffee flavoring, sauces, and starches.
I experienced a major shift in my life, while doing the 7 shifts.
I choose not to call my experience a diet, mainly because diet has the word DIE! I have committed to a new lifestyle in regards to my eating and in this I choose LIFE!
My new food choices include lean meats, lots of low carbohydrate veggies and fruits. I drink at least 64 ounces of water a day. I am cooking healthier foods for my family too. I am using Pinterest (CLICK to view my “Eat Healthy” Board) to find new recipes to try.
I am blown away at how God is empowering me to make healthy choices. It really is a choice to honor Him, as my body is not my own. This shift is one I hope to be able to continue to learn and grow into. I have had experience in giving up “harder” substances than sugar. Choosing “no more sugar” is a conscious choice and one that requires research, time, effort and motivation.
I value myself enough to do whatever is required to make this shift.
I challenge you to read some recent articles on the harmful effects of sugar. You will be surprised and possibly prompted to make a shift in your life. New York City is going so far as to monitor the intake of sugar for it’s citizens. Now, this is a bit extreme and I do not support state or government control of food intake. But, it does make you wonder why someone believes that folks can’t handle their sugar.
There are rewards already for my decision to step away from sugar. I am honoring myself. I am healthier. I am feeling like a new woman. I am reaching one of my 2012 goals, which is to get in shape and run a race with my friends. By the end of July, I am on track to release 25 pounds and begin training for a half marathon. I want to be an example to my loved ones as I make this major shift into a healthy lifestyle.
1 Corinthians 6:19
“or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own.”
What food shift do you need to make in your life? How could believing that your body is a temple help you make better choices?
How can I support you in making your food shift?
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