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Daily Archives: January 16th, 2022

No, wait, I got that wrong. It makes one strong! Strong enough to bypass the sweets.

I made it a week, way to go me! But why all this self denial anyway?

Too much added sugar in your diet is no bueno. I kept telling myself I wasn’t really eating that much sugar… But, when you compound that with a lot of simple carbohydrates (gluten free foods are loaded with them) and *gasp* alcohol, well you (I) might just be overloading your (my) liver.

“Your liver metabolizes sugar the same way as alcohol, and converts dietary carbohydrates to fat,” says Dr. Hu. 

Harvard Health Publishing

I’ve been feeling the effects of chronic inflammation for a while now. I gave up the daily coffee habit back in late September thinking that might help. (Notice it was easier to give up the Joe than convince me onesies to give up the sugar!) And as it turns out, I really haven’t missed the stuff. Although sometimes that cuppa tea isn’t quite as satisfying… And I haven’t noticed any benefits from not drinking coffee other than no more withdrawal headaches.

So by process of elimination, sugar is next on the list of priorities after coffee… Then dairy (cheese) but I don’t want to talk about that.

Today is my last day of avoiding fruits too. I’m looking forward to enjoying some apples, oranges & grapefruit this next week. Fruits are essential, which is why I didn’t want to go too long without them in my diet. I just wanted to go long enough to reprogram my taste buds!

So far, and I know a week isn’t that long… I haven’t noticed anything that’s a major breakthrough. But I’m persevering and hopefully by the end of thirty days I can notice something beneficial.

Tonight I took a shot at creating a virgin version of my favorite dirty martini. I poured olive brine into lemon lime seltzer and it wasn’t bad!