effect of sugar on diet

The Sugar Experiment – Part 2

By | Behavior Change, Mindset, Uncategorized

Post submitted by Carrie, a contributor to dustinmaherfitness.com

I did it!! My two weeks of no sugar is now behind me…thank goodness!! In the aftermath of the holidays, the sugar/sweet cravings were getting the best of me so I decided to repeat an experiment I did in a college nutrition class — go without sugar or refined sugar for two weeks.

So how did I do? I would say I hit the mark 85-90% of the time. I slipped up a few times, some consciously and others not. For example, on the way to the dentist one morning I popped a piece of gum in my mouth only to realize a few seconds later I just consumed sugar. Another time I was at the mall over the lunch hour and hit Subway for a Turkey Breast sub…I’m sure there was sugar in the bread, but I opted for that rather than preservative (and sugar) laden dressing on a salad. But outside the slip-ups I had some victories, too! I sat at a coffee shop for an hour and half with four plates of different baked goods in front of me and DIDN’T TAKE ONE BITE…I didn’t even inhale the powdered sugar dust! 🙂 And, I had no chocolate!! Read More