I am weird with numbers, so I figured I’d dive into 54 days with no sugar.
I sure hope Ryan doesn’t get me any chocolates or gluten-free cupcakes for Valentine’s Day. Don’t get me wrong, I love them. But I love them far too much.
Sugar and chocolate make my digestive system go crazy. I get super bloated, and after awhile I just realize that enough is really enough.
The proof is in the pudding – my tummy pudding, that is. Food is a curse as much as it is a blessing for me. Colitis and digestive issues don’t care if it’s your birthday. I get a nice, little reminder of that from time-to-time. And just like they don’t care when it’s my birthday, they also don’t care that today is Valentine’s Day.
For me, for today, I’m going to celebrate the love-fest day by beginning 54 days with no sugar. How (un)sweet is that?! I don’t care that it’s Valentine’s Day, and I will find myself without any sweets. I’m ready to feel fantastic again!
54 Days with No Sugar
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54 days because that takes me up to Easter Sunday. It’s an extended Lent.
54 days with no sugar means
- nothing artificial; this includes gum
- no saccharin, sucralose, aspartame (ew)
- no white sugar
- no chocolate – 99%+ would be okay, but I’ll likely skip it altogether
- avoiding many (not all) of the things on this list
54 days with no sugar does not mean
- no fruit – again, this is not a diet. I’m not looking to lose weight or do some crazy thing. Fruit is a good thing.
I’m ready to give my digestive system a break.
It’s going to thank me big time.
p.s.s. For ideas, follow the Nil Sugar Pinterest board
p.s.s.s. Follow up read: 54 Days with No Sugar Recap