Day 17 – No Sugar

To touch on Monday’s post just a little more. If you have one bite, you start over. Now I am a firm believer in TREAT MEALS! I just don’t want you to fool yourself into believing it’s not going to have an affect on you at all! The last few days have been a battle. I had to go through the detoxing process all over again. The cravings, headache & grumpiness all came back. So no, one bad meal does not make a bad diet just know you are going to pay the price & it will be more than for a few moments.I had my treat on Saturday night, it is now Wednesday & I am just starting to feel “clean” again. Everyones body is different & you may not have the same drastic experience as I do. I have been eating mostly clean for years now do to food allergies. So I know my body well & can identify easily when something is wrong do to food I eat. If you have been eating processed food your body is numb so to speak. Until you clean it out you will not be as sensitive. Once you start feeding yourself whole & natural foods on a regular basis you will notice a drastic difference. Only you can decide….. Was it WORTH it???

XylitolLet’s talk Xylitol! I am extremely happy I decided to try this naturally occurring alcohol despite it’s crazy name. It is found in most plant material, including many fruits and vegetables. It can also be extracted from birch wood to make medicine. It is known for killing bacteria in the body as well as a medicine to prevent middle ear infections (otitis media) in young children, & as a sugar substitute for people with diabetes. WARNING TO ANIMAL LOVERS……..Xylitol is deadly to dogs even in small amounts.

As far as the taste goes….. I like this much better than the Stevia. I tried Stevia for a little over a week & I just can’t get past the after taste. It so strong on the pallet in my opinion. The Xylitol is not as sweet which I’m OK with since I am not eating sugar. It does not have a taste at all, again in my opinion. Everyones tastes are different but I highly recommend giving this a try. I don’t believe I will go back to using the raw sugar in my coffee once this is all over. I drink a lot of coffee! This is one of my biggest areas of opportunity to make a healthy change.

Let me know what questions you may have or if there is something you would like me to write about. I am not a professional dietitian or nutritionist. I am just an everyday person sharing my experiences with you. Thank you for visiting & your feedback is welcome!

Don’t just let your tomorrow just happen, Design your own Destiny!

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