This Family Went Sugar Free For an Entire Year: Extreme or Good Approach?
So a family decided to go sugar free for an entire year. And not the fake sugar free (hello Splenda), but honest to goodness sugar free.
At first glance, it may seem a little extreme, but then consider this:
As the mother states in the interview, trying out the experiment was really about her family’s health- how they felt on a daily basis – not about the usual suspect of losing weight:
I have two young girls, so I was really mindful to stress how we felt, how things tasted. The last thing I wanted to do was focus on losing weight. We did notice other changes. Our palates changed overtime. Things that were sweet began to taste different to us and really repellent by the fall….We felt healthier, it seemed like we got sick less, like we got better faster or got milder colds. My kids missed significantly less school.
And after the year was over…time to go back to Hostess cupcakes? Not really…
…We definitely have retained much more sensitive palates and a more subtle appreciation for sweetness. I went from somebody who would love a big decadent piece of cake to somebody who would much rather have a very subtle fruit sorbet. When we do choose to have dessert, it’s small and it’s very special. It’s infrequent.
And that’s one goal of making the swich. Give yourself a chance to see how you feel and build habits that can then be built upon. And then, remember: moderation, but of course. But the first step is to give yourself a chance…
Different people do that in different ways (more on that later). What do you think of this family’s approach?
Not for me?
Wish I could?