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Things are good. I am in my 10th year of sugar abstinence—ten whole years of avoiding sugar all but for four days out of every year. Not too shabby. I’m experimenting and that’s okay.
Here’s a story about how to keep yourself on the sugar-free wagon when you accidentally (or not so accidentally) fall off and find yourself knee-deep in junk food wrappers.
Every year, I abstain from sweets all but from Halloween ‘til November 3rd. This is my personal sustainable sugar abstinence plan and it (mostly) works for me. Here is my summary for 2014.
This year I took a break from blogging that lasted way longer than expected but Stop Being Sweet is still alive! Things are just a little slow for a bit…
Gwenn and I got married! Though we had a simple civil ceremony, the past few months had us preoccupied with planning our wedding. Knowing that we’d be out of town to celebrate, I chose to indulge.
I abstain from sweets all but from Halloween ‘til November 3rd annually. This year I ate sugar as I always do.
Truthfully, when I began Stop Being Sweet, it was kind of a joke. I wasn’t interesting in becoming a health guru.
I walked into Whole Foods tonight. Realizing that I will eat sweets over the next few days, I wandered into the bakery section.
While I don’t and won’t hand out duct tape for Halloween (decent sized nails would be more my style) I did experiment with offering kids the choice…
Yesterday, I had a late lunch consisting of butternut squash soup, roasted vegetables, and some quinoa. Barring a small evening snack, I planned to be done eating for the day.
A few hours later my friends said, “Let’s get something to eat.”
Meanwhile, the huge, refrigerated produce room located off of the bakery area was devoid of people.
This evening I found myself surrounded by appetizers, saucy comfort foods, meat dishes, and desserts.
By the time you read this I’ll be into day 4 of my 4-day juice fast.
Answers to the questions I’ve been asked about fasting.
A quick summary of 2012’s four days of sweetness.
How did I survive eating like this for so many years?
Do kids prefer candy or glow sticks?
Insights from my annual Four Days of Sweetness.
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