For a long time I knew I would probably feel better if I went dairy free. I didn’t think I would be able to do it. How could I live without cheese??? But I did do it, and it was much easier than I expected (though I do sometimes eat goat cheese).
I went through the same thing with my oldest son who is gluten free. I didn’t think he would ever be able to go dairy free, but he decided on his own to try it. He was also surprised that it was easier than he expected.
Now I’m at the point where I would like to go sugar free, but I’m not sure I can do it. I’m encouraged by how easy it was to go dairy free, but I’m not convinced it will be as easy as that was.
Honestly, going sugar free seems big and overwhelming, so I’ve decided to start with something that seems doable. I want to go refined sugar free for the month of August.
I’m not cutting out all sugars and will probably still use honey. I’m also not going to worry about condiments. I like to buy condiments that use real sugar rather than high fructose corn syrup. I don’t use condiments very often and usually put oil and vinegar on my salad.
I’m sharing this will all of you to help increase my motivation for following through. If any of you would like to join me in the challenge, please do, and let me know in the comments.
I would also appreciate any encouragement for those of you who are already refined sugar free.
I’ll post an update later in the month to let you know how it’s going. I’ll be posting more on my Facebook page if you want to follow along there. Wish me luck!