So all of my food choices and experiments are totally about me. I go through phases where I eat tons of chocolate and sugar, and now I’m trying to cut it out for a while. But I just want to make it perfectly clear that I’m just writing about my own experiences and journey. I am not prescribing anything. I am not an evangelist. You can eat chocolate and ice cream all day and we can still be best friends. Promise.
Anyway, I’ve been a sugar fiend for the last few weeks and am trying to cut sugar out of my diet and go to bed earlier for a couple of months. This is because I’m finding myself not being as sharp mentally as I’m used to, and I think it has to do with blood sugar issues as well as chronic sleep deprivation. And since I’m waking up earlier than I want to, the only solution is to also go to bed earlier.
So it’s only been a couple of days, and I’m very groggy in the mornings after 8.5-9.5 hours of sleep and it takes me a long time to wake up. But I’m also noticing that I don’t have much reason to leave my house now that I’m not doing sugar, other than to go to my gym. 90% of my work is from home, and aside from training and some things I do on weekends (movies, groceries, etc.) I’m pretty much a homebody…UNLESS I’m going to indulge in sugary frou frou drinks at a cafe or fulfilling random sugar binges by stocking up on junk at the health food store.
I guess this means that sugar has served a purpose in my life–of helping me get out of the house. It’s definitely given me pause, as I try to contemplate reasons to leave not involving sugar (drinking green tea does not have the same appeal). So that’s my Day 2 update, and something I’ll be mulling over as I continue in this experiment.