Candy Cleanse

I’ll say up-front I don’t believe in cleanses. I know people swear by them but if you really want to detox yourself of chemicals and sugar and salt, just eat like our ancestors did … clean eating, nothing that comes in a package, fruits, veggies, legumes, lean protein, whole grains, dairy, etc … food that gives us energy instead of a quick fix. And those that lose weight during a cleanse end up gaining it all right back when they begin eating regular food… so in my mind, what’s the point?

That said, I do see merit in the ACT of cleansing. I feel SO happy when my dresser drawers and closet are organized, or when I’ve bagged those old jeans and pants [that will never fit again] for Goodwill. When the kitchen is neat and tidy and we’ve cleaned the fridge top to bottom and inventoried the freezer. When there are fresh linens on our bed and soft, fluffy towels in the bathroom. These gestures make me happy. Continue reading “Candy Cleanse”

Going Sugar Light … Borrowing from the Best!

Yum Yucky and Steph, two bloggers I love, have made verbal commitments on their blogs to cut out sugar.

Yum Yucky did her sugar black-out for a week (but even now, days later, is not craving it), and Steph has been at her sugar wean for several months now. Both have had wonderful success and feel better without sugar.

For me, sugar has been my crutch, my go-to “drug” of choice. Some people crave salt and fried things … not me. For me, it’s sugar. SUGAR.

And it has to stop. Continue reading “Going Sugar Light … Borrowing from the Best!”