Step 2: Eat Less to Lose Weight

It’s been 2.5 weeks since I stopped eating sugar. I feel better. The cravings are almost gone and I am proud of myself. I’ve overcome an addiction, to sugar. My head is clear assuming I sleep properly. Less headaches. My body doesn’t have aches caused by sugar-induced inflammation. I’ve lost 2.5 kilo (out of 30…

PMS Cravings and Bingeing on Non-Sugar Foods

The PMS cravings have really started. I have definitely been overeating. Not sugar though! Pathetic to overeat things like sweet potato, avocado, cheese, diet powder and vegetarian pasta! But that’s me – Hanna, your anonymous food addict. Tempting sweet potato chips… I will quit this behaviour too though. I just couldn’t do it all in…

Saying Goodbye to False Friends

After about 10 days of sugar free eating, I’ve stopped craving chocolate all the time and I only rarely think of fruit juice. I have a sense of mourning the loss though. I’m sure alcoholics feel similarly for a while about their favourite drinks. I think the same is true for some drug users. Some…

Period Paranoia and PMS Cravings?!

Warning! Male readers – skip this post! Women who don’t want to hear about the periods of others, skip this post! If you continue reading and find the post disturbing, don’t say I didn’t warn you.. — Achtung! There is a dark cloud on the sugar-free horizon… My period is coming up… I am ruled…

Bursting with Energy (+Eurovision comment)

This morning as I woke up, I was absolutely bursting with energy! I’m sure it’s thanks to being sugar free and wheat free. I can’t remember when I last felt so good. This is powerful. Wow what a testimony! My head was completely clear, my neck didn’t trouble me. It was quite amazing; I could…

V-Day: Rationing and Starvation

Victory Day, which takes place today, has made me think of food, eating and starvation during the war. I am no historian, but I’ve heard a lot of stories about what it was like. Regular people in Europe were somewhat short of food for the better part of the War. Most were not starving though.…

It’s Victory Day for Europe and Me

I’m hanging in there. Day 6. It’s VE Day, Peace Day, Europa day or День победы depending on what part of our continent you are on. I’m still feeling sugar cravings but they have subsided somewhat. They are more manageable. It obviously “helps” greatly that I can’t buy sweets right now, because I’m broke. I’m…