Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A note on living sugar free

Okay guys. I am going to go a little silly here. But I just can't keep it in.

I have been sugar free and gluten free for almost 3 weeks now. And seriously? I just feel SO GOOD. My body feels clean, I have more energy, and here's the big one...I am HAPPIER.

I have heard people say that when they go off of sugar, they are happier. I have even read of people struggling with depression that went off of sugar...and suddenly they weren't depressed anymore (coming from a family with major depression type histories, I know this isn't the case for everyone. And I'm NOT advocating dropping sugar and then dropping meds. Consult your doc please.) Anyway...the point is. I just have been feeling REALLY happy lately. And the one common thing I can think of lately since I've been feeling happier is that I haven't had any sugar or gluten! I seriously believe in this. Sugar is POISON to your body. It's the truth. Your body is ROBBED of nutrition in order to digest it! Your body is also ROBBED of energy when you consume it. And I think the reason it can wear people down emotionally is...when we eat sugar, we get this short term boost. But it DOESN'T LAST. After your immediate emotional reaction, your body is overwhelmed with the sugar that is stealing nutrients...and then you lose energy and just feel bad.

I know, I know. Half of you are going to say, "Moderation in all things!" but...seriously? That is such a cop-out. I really admire you if you can seriously have like a couple cookies once a week or something. But I really think most of us can't do that in life. Anywho...I've kinda decided that I am only gonna partake of sugar/gluten on the holidays. I just feel too good to not do it!

Good news- I made gluten free, sugar free brownies tonight. With a mint frosting. And the crazy part...they are GOOD! I'll be posting the recipe tomorrow with some pics.

Tonight I did it again. I made dinner, cleaned the kitchen, made BROWNIES, cleaned the kitchen, worked on Christmas presents, and even ran an errand. Life is so good!



I'm[ nursing- so I this is hard to type- but that is awesome danielle! I'mso happy for you. I dont think it ssilly, and you are really inspiring. you're making me think....

love you

Megan and Greg said...

I am happyfor you. I am a true believer that I'd be better off without the chocolate/sugar completely, BUT!!! I'm not there yet. But I'm with you- I know it's truly evil and "balance and moderation" truly, rarely happens. Anyway. I never felt cleaner and better than when I was doing weight watchers, and it's 'cause I was eating so good. I'm glad you feel so good. I think it's a great plan. I'm so curious about your new sweets. I can't help wondering if your tastebuds have finally changed thru all this gluten free business. Like maybe it really isn't good, and you think it is? I'm curious. Hopefully I'll get to try something when you visit.

Lizzie said...

i feel like your REALLY getting better from this nasty lyme business. you have so much more energy. love you!

Sharon/Mom/ Grandma said...

Good for you!! I agree with Lizzie you're getting well!!!I am happy your are feeling so good and can do all the things you do!! 1 week and 1 day!!! love you!

Aliese the Writer said...

Okay, I have seriously been thinking about all of this sugar stuff. I mean you say you feel so good without it and meanwhile I am eating a lot of it and am always tired. I'll have to think about this. love you. :)