Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fast Fruit

Tomorrow is the day I officially go on my sugar fast and cut white refined sugar from my diet (July 14th). Two weeks of harsh regulations and then I will begin to allow a few minor inclusions after that, but the key is to break my addiction and then teach my body to like healthy sugars better.
I have a confession though. Although tomorrow is my official start date I starting cutting a lot of sugar from my diet, including my morning teaspoon of sugar in my coffee.
I felt it was necessary since I still have to be around people and my last full cold-turkey detox left me with a lot of rage, so I started cutting back rather than going cold-turkey. Tomorrow though, I cut it all, all the rest that there is in my every day diet.
Got some good local raw honey that is a good substitute for my coffee and baking. For the rest of the time, I got fast fruit. Not fast food, fast fruit, the kind that is already prepared and is good for impulse sugar cravings.
Fresh apples and peaches, cantaloupe, pineapple,
and in the back some tomatoes and pears. Yum!

Which brings me to a topic that I have wanted to blog about for a while now, but every time I'm in one of my new favorite spots, I forget to take a snapshot to share.
Fruit stands!
Local, by-the-side-of-the-road fruit stands, and they are everywhere down here. There are big ones on the weekends like in Kansas City, but there are also tons of other smaller ones that are all over in parking lots and most of them are well known and run all week long. I'm in love!
Today I went and bought a pineapple, fresh ripe tomatoes, sweet peppers, sweep potatoes, melons, strawberries, blueberries, Bartlett pears, and fresh south carolina peaches. Oh, and local raw honey. Total $40 even, which is better than I would do at Target or Walmart for as much as I got.
So, now you can see what I mean by fast fruit. I get it all washed, cut up and ready for those cravings.
So who is with me? Who wants to be free from white refined sugar and crave natural sugars again?
I can honestly say that since having sort of started this detox last week, fresh fruit seems sweeter somehow and I crave fresh fruit and veggies a lot more than I ever did.
Another thing I will mention, and this will not apply to most of you, but I've been suffering some anxiety and culture shock like symptoms in the last few weeks and lost most of my appetite. With the sugar detox, I've been having a bit more of an appetite. One of the only things I have an appetite for though is fresh fruit. I can't get enough of it. If I've gone all day without anything to eat and I realize around 3pm that I haven't eaten, then I eat some fruit and it somehow kick starts my appetite and I'm able to eat dinner. It's kinda cool.
So, again I ask, who is with me? The benefits are worth it!

1 comment:

abbie said...

I'm with you! I just tried a recipe for Honey Whole Wheat bread on is delicious! and no sugar! or white flour! Just make sure you soak and knead the whole amount of time!