I was always that person known as the “ant.” Cakes, pies, candies, chocolate and ice cream have always been a great pleasure in my life. And of course, nothing was too sweet. Even when I was going to eat something healthy, I preferred the options that tasted sweet.
The problem was when this pleasure started to get out of my control, and I couldn’t imagine saying any sugar ice cream. That was when I realized that spending a day without sugar was out of the question in my routine. Then I got scared, didn’t like the feeling of realizing that something about my own body was out of my control.
Causes From Sugar
I didn’t realize it, but the consumption of sugar caused part of the swelling in my body. Nor did I imagine how well-being my icecream was. Inspired by the challenges I saw on the internet, I decided to embark on the two weeks to go for no sugar ice cream.
I confess I didn’t have much idea of the bushing I was going through. Yes, it was hard, and how it was! But I survived, and I tell you: this experience has changed me.
Below I tell you more about how it all went, but first of all, I make it clear exactly what was cut from my diet: refined sugar and any other sugar (such as demerara and brown sugar), sweeteners, honey, molasses, etc. The only sweet foods I ate in the period were fruits and dried fruits, namely fructose. And no, I didn’t cut the carbs.
No Sugar Ice Cream: First Week
The first three days were quiet because the motivation for challenging was still quite high, so it’s easier to turn down for no sugar ice cream. I had some temptations, a small bite of mild sweet chocolate.
No Sugar Ice Cream: Second Week
A flood of emotion. There were days when I felt terrible, lacking energy, and very angry. Already the next day, it felt like I was on the best day of my life: happy, cheerful, and willing.
I also noticed some changes in the body, such as decreased bloating and a more dry tummy. It’s no use finishing the challenge and taking no real change from it all, right?
Therefore, my goal is to stay away from sweets during the week. Also, allow me to eat no sugar ice cream on the weekend, always with balance. I will let myself eat the no sugar ice cream if I feel like it.
A lot of people thought that when the challenge was over, I would want to “make up for lost time” and eat all the ice cream. I saw ahead, but no. And this is the time to establish and strengthen this new habit in the body.
The sweets remain tasty, although I can no longer eat the same amount as before. But we know that the body adapts and can quickly return to the old way of sugar control. Therefore, it is essential to set certain boundaries in the routine to continue reaping the good fruits of a balanced diet.