For a week and a half I haven’t had any refined cane sugar. I’ve had agave, maple syrup, and regular sweet fruit. But nothing more. I wanted to get over my sugar cravings that I had while I was working all the time. And going vegan did that, but the killer sugar made sure of it. After Tuesday night, I don’t want to see sugar again!
I have been promising friends a completely vegan chocolate cake. So Tuesday night we had some free time to make it. Very simple recipe from the book main street vegan.
30 minutes later we had a cake. I hadn’t made any frosting, but we found a jar of frosting in the fridge made without animal products. We put some of that on to top it off.
Looked amazing. Tasted really good too. Half way through I couldn’t eat any more frosting, it was too sweet. I am not usually one to leave frosting on the plate. I’m the one that scrapes the plate clean.
By the time I got home my heart was racing and I had a bad stomach ache. I know that this is what I used to feel when on a sugar rush, I was just numb to it. It took some cookies and a soda to get my heart racing and it wasn’t usually enough to make me sick.
I go a week and a half without processed sugar though, and it took me out. I was still feeling awful the next day. Hang over by food.
I’m a quick learner, and one night feeling like that was enough to teach a lesson.
I can not imagine actually feeling the sugar rush I used to have everyday from cookies, candy, soda, etc. Its amazing it took less than 2 weeks to detox from it all.
If you have removed processed sugar from your diet what did it do for you? And if you haven’t, I challenge you to go for two weeks, even just a week without and see what the amazing effects are.