Even before Michael and I discussed starting the Four Hour Body Diet, I had already decided I wanted to try and break my candy habit.
The candy habit is solely at work. I don’t really keep desserts, candy or treats in my house beyond a few “safe” things (like the 90 calorie Rice Krispie Treats, or 100 calorie Kudos Bars). I’ve gotten into the habit of over-indulging in sweets at work.
If you are a new reader, here’s the scoop: my office has a CANDY ROOM. An entire room dedicated to things to snack on. It’s the worst. I hate it. I have a strong resolve and can pass up snacks and sweets at home but at work it’s in my face 9 hours a day, tempting me. You see photos of it HERE.
Right now it is stocked with the usuals PLUS Easter Candy in spades. It’s ridiculous. And I’ve gotten into the habit of eating candy every day at work. It’s time to break that. Not only is it a bad habit to have, it’s also unhealthy. Especially considering that sugar is my enemy when it comes to weight loss.
Therefore, I decided that the last week of April would be sugar free. Partly to break the habit of snacking at work, and partly to prepare myself for the Low Carb/No Sugar diet Michael and I are going on.
- For this week I will refrain from eating things from the Candy Room.
- If I am craving something sweet, I’ll eat some fruit. (Since the Four Hour Body Diet says no fruit, I have to eat all the stuff I currently have this week.)
- Chewing gum is okay in my book if I’m craving “candy.”
So how did I do on Day One? I did GREAT. I resisted the temptation to have some Easter candy at work. Even after lunch when I usually have some candy I did not! I had some gum and went for a walk.
Monday afternoon around 3:30 when I often eat some more candy, I did have a serving of cashews with my celery sticks but I stayed strong and didn’t have ANY candy or chocolate. I went home Monday feeling like a total success. It was very empowering.
I hope that I can get through the rest of the week without incident!
QUESTION: Have you ever tried to detox from sugar? How did you do? What tricks do you have?