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It’s been a long time since I did a sugar cleanse, must be 20+ years! Whoa!! I think it’s time to overhaul my diet again.

Our diet changed drastically when we moved to Alaska almost 9 years ago. Being a newbie I was unaware of local buying clubs and honestly, didn’t have the cash flow to buy in bulk anyway. I tried to maintain a few constants like whole grains and no sugar but…. sugar crept back into our diets as did white rice.

Change happened gradually but mostly due to finances & Dean having a sweet tooth didn’t help. He often brought candy home to the kids in our early years here. They were thrilled, I was not. Also, cooking with natural sweeteners only is quite expensive here. What I used to buy a gallon of honey for will only buy a quart here, if that. Maple syrup is pretty expensive too. So unbleached sugar has been a regular part of our diet for several years now.

I’m planning 30 days w/out refined sugar, HFCS, alcohol, and all that stuff. Maybe a week of no sugars, fruit included, to jumpstart the process. Then I’ll add whole fruits back but leave the rest of the sweets alone.

Oy. Can I do it? I feel like I need a huge grocery shopping trip to prepare myself! Stock up on protein snacks and unsweetened beverages.

Also, I picked up a rectangle loom at the thrift store last week to start loom knitting again so I have something to keep my hands busy.

We’ll see how it goes. With a house full of sugar eaters and bakers… I’m sure it’s going to be a challenge!

I know that I will feel better and that’s my encouragement!

The plan is to start tomorrow, MNO with the Solstice Sisters tonight. Wish me great success!!


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