Friday, April 22, 2011

Give Me A Little Sugar

Ok, No joke.... I DID NOT realize that I have a sweet tooth!!!  I'm 10 days into this 17 Day Diet and the "sugar cleanse" phase of it and I'd poke my own eyes out for some sugar.  REALLY???  Me, the person who does the Master Cleanse twice a year, the one who can always pass on cake and ice cream???  I've always known that I have very little will power when it comes to foods like pasta, cheese and bread, but sugar???  I cut processed sugar from my diet years ago.  We don't even have traditional granulated sugar in our house... and right now all I can think of is eating the stuff by the spoonful... YUCK!!!  Yep, I clearly had a problem with sugar and not directly from the sugar jar.

Luckily, because I DO do the Master Cleanse twice a year, I can pinpoint this UNBELIEVABLE craving for what it is.... it means the 17 Day Diet is working.  Our bodies ALWAYS crave whatever poison is being removed from our systems.  Our bodies have a nasty characteristic of not wanting change (whether it be healthy or unhealthy) so when we add or remove anything, our bodies are quick to react.  Well, right now, I'm craving sugar.

God Bless Truvia!!!  So the 17 Day Diet recommends Truvia as a sweetener because it is made of Stevia.  The body processes Stevia as if you just ate a green bean or a piece of broccoli making it a wonderful sugar substitute.  But I've tried Stevia in the past and was never quite happy with the taste.  While Stevia was sweet, it wasn't sweet like sugar and never really did it for me as a sugar replacement.  And quite frankly, Stevia in my coffee was just gross.  But this Truvia is different!  When I first opened the box and smelled it, it smelled like sweet vanilla... YUM!  I read the box and discovered that one packet of Truvia was the sweetness of 2 tsp. of sugar so I opened one of the packets, licked my pinkie finger and dipped it into the packet for a taste.  YEP.... WINNER!!!!!  I ended up licking my pinkie and dipping until the packet was gone.  That's all I needed; the craving disappeared.  I don't think I've EVER craved an apple or a green bean like that... where I needed a "fix" at any cost!  I'm lucky I still have eyes right now!!!  It's funny how we never crave the stuff that's good for us. Luckily I was able to "TRICK" myself with this one thanks to Truvia... LOVE IT!!!


♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...



I use to have Equal but then i hard in Dr.OZ that it could be bad using great amountrs all the time!((YIKES)) I was a bigtime user but i mean big time!I won't even tell you how many because you will freak.

He recommended Truvia because it's the closest to Natural sugar.So yeah he recommended truvia or honey.I ♥ Truvia,Ruby♥

Anonymous said...

I would like to say that our bodies also crave what is necessary for a healthy balance, not just poison. Our bodies do need sugar, salt, and fat. The amount necessary is different per individual. The Intro-venous drip bags that are used in hospitals contain both sugar and salt.

FitterTwit said...

Thanx Anonymous... my point with this post is to expect cravings while cleansing/fasting and that there are alternatives. I also want to say that I've never craved an apple (which contains sugar in the form of fructose) enough to get in my car and drive to the store to buy one... let alone poking my own eyes out for it. THAT is the craving that I'm talking about when I describe driving to the store to buy processed sugar to eat it by the spoonful. It's one thing for your body to consistently tell you it needs something... it's quite another when you're talking about this type of craving. But thank you for your input... I just don't want to confuse anyone or let anyone think that I'm giving them medical advice. They really need to see their doctors for that.

Ruby! Dr. Oz ROCKS!!! I choose Organic Maple Syrup over honey because of what honey does to my system. But now with this Truvia... I might even rethink the maple syrup! LOL!

Lori Barnett said...

What the HECK is Truvia. Some sort of Stevia stuff? Now I have yet another fun thing to google. Might be something I need to have living on my kitchen counter next to my beloved coffee maker? Along with my bottles of Agave Nectar, Honey, Splenda, Cinnamon and...yes...white granulated sugar. I won't EVEN get into what I have in the frig to give my wonderful java it's creamy white color! Just when I thought I had it all! bwhahahahaha!