I decided I needed to cut way back on my sugar intake and also caffiene. I eat pretty healthy but I was eating too much sugar and consuming too much caffiene. So far this is day 2 with limited sugar and no caffiene....I'm DRAGGING!! I feel like a zombie! But I just keep telling myself within a week or so it'll be worth it and I'll feel better than I did before. I want so bad to just fix a pot of coffee right now and down the whole thing but I know that wouldn't be good. I've been a sugar and caffiene freak for so long I know this is going to be hard for awhile. I just need some encouragement to keep going. Anyone else recently cut out sugar and caffiene? Ugh....I think I need a nap, lol.
I stopped drinking caff coffee about four months ago because I knew it wasn't great for me and I was beginning to get headaches if I even had one cup. I have since switched to decaf (which my hubby didn't even realized until I forgot to hide the pouch!) and feel MUCH better! What sugar are you cutting? Baking? In the coffee? Any sweets? I was using a TBSP of sugar in my coffee before. I started using the little blue packets, and now I can't even tell the difference in taste. It takes a lot of adjustments over a period of time. If you cut it all out at once, you'll definately feel deprived. try cutting sugar for two weeks first, then add the caffeine. You'll notice it less. I cut mine and added calorie restrictions and have lost nearly 30 pounds (27! ) since the end of January! It's well worth the effort! GOOD LUCK!
I have quit most sugar item, I have controlled my alcohol consumption to quite low, I quit smoking 20 years, but I draw the line a caffeine. I will NEVER give up coffee, in fact, I have left STRICT instructions to bury me with a very large thermos of strong steaming coffee. I don't want to doze throughhout all eternity!
I can give up sugar pretty easily. I don't eat too many sweets at all. But, DON'T mess with my coffee. I don't drink a lot - maybe 1 or 2 cups a day, but I do require it to function. I also enjoy a Diet Pepsi on occasion.