Dry January To Sugar-Free February
From February 7th Revue Post
Hello lovelies! As I write this, it is the first day of February and I have officially made it through Dry January, and I'm looking forward to tackling February as a nondrinker. I'm feeling good about my journey thus far, and I'm even adding another layer to it...
That's right, as well as carrying on with my alcohol free journey, I'll be having a Sugar Free February to boot. Because alcohol isn't the only unhealthy substance I had been ingesting all this time. and if my goal really is to be the healthiest I can be, I have to address the rather large sugar coated elephant in the room.
I'm giving my body the 28 days of February to detox from sugar, and after that we'll see if I decide to add it back in moderately, or if I'm ok without it altogether. I have a feeling this habit will be harder to break than alcohol was, for sure! I've even roped my husband into Sugar Free February, which in turn gives him an alcohol free month after all (I'm sneaky like that!), because there's a ton of sugar in alcohol. Sorry, babe. But, I know you'll survive.
I'm guessing everyone who gives up sugar from time to time will do it differently and cut out different things, which is understandable. I plan to cut out sweet treats such as candy, cakes, sweet pastries, and ice cream. As well as eliminating added sugar in things such as tea or coffee. We won't be having any sodas or drinks with sugar in them, which for the hubs means no alcohol.
I however won't be going as far as reading labels on condiments, as I'm more worried about the things mentioned above being issues for us, than how much sugar is in my salsa. Which, is 1g, btw.
This is just another layer of being mindful about what I'm putting into my body, so I can see how it is affecting me and my health. And yeah, my waistline as well. I've given up sugar for Lent before, and it went pretty well, but that was more about denying myself something I'm addicted to, and not so much about the health outcome. So, I'm going at it from a different perspective this time and I'm hoping it will produce good results.
We are also looking to shift our diet (eating lifestyle, not crash diet!) back to being more whole foods centered again. But that's a post for another day.
Anyway, that's where I'm at in my journey right now, and I'm feeling positive, which is amazing. How are you doing? Did you participate in Dry January or have you ever done so? Let me know in the comments!