I have a confession to make.
I've avoided watching Food Inc. And Forks Over Knives. And Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. And Fed Up. I've avoided watching them because I'm scared. I'm afraid that watching them will make me want to change our food and eating habits, but that I won't be able to do it, and all I'll do is add a whole new layer of guilt and shame if I do hit the drive thru for lunch on errand day.
Because here's the thing. I LIKE sugar. I have the sweet tooth of a 12 year old. While I love dark, dark chocolate and York Peppermint Patties (forever associated as a “grown up” sweet because of my parents) I also loooooove Nerds, Gobstoppers, and other ridiculous things that turn your mouth all the colors of the rainbow.
But it's got to stop.
As I head into the final quarter of my “Year of Do,” I'm finally doing the thing that I've been putting off for so long. I'm going to try to make the change. And I'm starting off with a 30-Day Sugar Detox for October, because of course it's happening in the most candy-laden month of the year.
I'm not doing it my own, though. My amazing friend Kelly, of The Centsible Life, kicked sugar last year through a 30-day detox, and she survived. She survived so well, in fact, that she's starting a support group to do this detox for October.
Want to join us? You can sign up on her website. She'll be doing daily emails, and there's a Facebook group too. I've got to do something, because I'm not happy with what's going on right now, so I'm biting the bullet and making a change.
Have you quit sugar? How'd it go? Any survival tips for me?