Inspired by Lent (but not for lent), I have decided to fast sugar for 40 days.
I am fasting because;
1) I’m addicted. It’s at least 50% of my daily diet. No joke.
2) We want to raise our kiddos living a healthy lifestyle and how can I teach them if I am not living that life. I would never want them to eat/drink what I do!
I began Monday, so almost a week now of no sugar. It has been hard, so hard (!) but it is already benefiting my body… and Chase. I am pretty sure this is not a coincidence but Chase is sleeping through the night or at least a lot better! Teething was part of the reason for lack of sleep but before that, it had to have been the sugar/caffeine he was getting through breast milk. And here I thought it didn’t affect him. Wrong! We’ve both been sleeping amazingly, minus the one night this week! That’s a record!
Having Chase and wanting the absolute best for him, has really challenged Ted and I and the way we treat our bodies. We’ve made the commitment to feed Chase purely natural foods, and it’s going to be difficult, but that is our goal. Right now we are taking baby steps and we’re just focusing on the now. Right now, we are feeding him organic baby food. We’ve only given him jar baby food but once we move (in 29 days! more to come on this…) I will begin using organic veggies and water and our food processor to make baby food from home.
I’ve had a sugar free drink for the first time in my life this week. I was shocked at how it didn’t really taste that different. It made me wonder though…
Is sugar free really sugar free? And what do you recommend as a naturally sweetened snack? Please comment :)
p.s. Have you heard of Jamie Oliver? Ted and I watched a short video on TED.com that changed the way we thought. He actually has a show that premieres Friday March 26th on ABC on revolutionizing the way we eat. It is mind blowing. You should check out his site!