Then – last week for my birthday, I decided to go back – cuz it was, you know, my birthday!
So I went there. The night before I had caramel corn and ice cream.
When I woke up the next day, I felt like CRAP.
And it reminded me – the feeling that I had – of how I felt when I was hung over from alcohol or in a coke hangover.
I had never been “off” sugar for such a long period of time. And when I went back, I got a peek at the state I had been living in most of my life.
No wonder I had ADD! No wonder I couldn’t focus! No wonder I felt like crap and tired all the time.
It was such a huge awareness. I had been in the sugar fog for so long, that I didn’t even know that I was still in it.
But, since I got some distance with the sugar abstinence over the holiday, when I went back to it, my body let me know what’s up. I couldn’t believe how different I felt. I called it having a sugar hangover. Cuz that is exactly how I felt.
So, I decided that for the next few months I am giving up sugar all together. I was going to only have sugar four days a month, but when you are an alcoholic or a drug addict – you don’t have your substance four times a month.
So, I’m off. I also went to my amazing Chinese Medicine doctor (check them out here) and she told me I also have candida.
So, I am also doing a six-week candida cleanse to get that stuff out of my body. This means no sugar, no fruit, no agave, no coconut sugar, no Splenda, etc. All I can have is a little stevia and Lakanto – which is fine by me.
I am also going to check out some 12-Step Meetings around food and sugar so that I can get some support in the early days of my sugar abstinence.
I’m so excited, because without sugar, I can focus, I can think clearly, I can see and I can manifest in even greater ways.
I am excited because I feel like I am awakening even more of my dormant energy and potential. I am almost finished with my book and already have a second book mapped out.
There are so many projects that I am excited to create and launch. And all this clarity and energy has come from giving up sugar.
One of my saving graces in this change has been raw milk. Now, raw milk is NOT for everyone. Especially if you are pregnant, elderly or have a weak immune system – please check with your doctor and intuition before consuming raw milk.
But drinking raw milk and consuming the prescribed Chinese herbs I am taking have fully helped curb my sugar cravings. It’s helped me balance my blood sugar and also get healthy fats into my body.
What’s so cool about raw milk is that if you are lactose intolerant, you can probably drink raw milk. Also, it has all the eight amino acids that our body needs, and it supports fat loss as well as lean muscle building.
I never in my life thought I would be almost free from sugar cravings, but the day has come. Sure, I still “want” something sugary every once in a while, but those addictive impulses for sugar have subsided for now.
I am one week into the candida cleanse, and I’ve never felt better. With a balanced diet and raw dairy – I feel as if I have a new lease on life. Almost like I felt when I gave up drugs and alcohol – like a brand new me.
Is sugar messing up YOUR life?
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