I decided to quit sugar to drop some body fat; my problem area is my tummy. I have always been a sugar addict and like any addict I never thought it was a problem until the weight piled on.
In case you didn’t know I’m competing in Spartan this year and I want to be in the best condition I can be for it… When there are over 35 obstacles to get through being heavy will definitely be a disadvantage.
I’ve not taken quitting sugar to extremes, as I have to be able to maintain what I am doing; so I have cut out processed foods, no cakes, desserts, sweets or (gulp) chocolate! And no sugar in my coffee!
It’s been just over a week since I started and I’ve already noticed significant change in how my clothes fit but more importantly for me is that I have more energy and I don’t get that sugar low around 2:00 pm I used to get. Also I’m not going to the cupboard for a ‘sugar fix’ at that wind down time in the evening when I’m sitting in front of the TV with my coffee!
I’ll keep you posted on the detox so far I’m not experiencing any withdrawals but that might be this week…
After reading Dan Tipping’s post after his return from doing three Spartan trifectas in 3 months in the US, I realised I needed to commit to my training and do what needed to be done to achieve my goal. Nutrition is the key… If you don’t fuel your body in the right way, it won’t preform at it’s optimum. I’ve committed to staying off sugar for the next seven weeks leading up to the race and I hope this will be a turning point in becoming sugar free for life!