A 40 Day Sugar Fast

My first experiment of 2022 is very similar to an experiment I did in 2019. 

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That was my 30 days trying the carnivore diet.

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I lost 12 pounds but two months later, at my annual physical my blood work was the worst it's ever been. (it's a happy ending...to see it, click the link above.)

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Anyway, cousin Nancy was gifted a book called, "The 40-Day Sugar Fast" and was going to do it, so I decided to do it too.

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The interesting thing about that 220 page book is that there are only, literally, 3 pages devoted to food suggestions.  The rest is about replacing sugar with "the sweet presence of God in your life."

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Regardless of  your feeling reading that last sentence, cutting out sugar is generally thought to be a good idea.  And since I'm about 10 pounds over my ideal weight, I'm in.

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We started on January 10th and will go to February 28th.

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I'm just cutting out processed sugars...no cookies or cakes or breads or pasta.  Some of these diets discourage fruit but I'm allowing it.

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I won't be perfect...I'm having dinner at my sister's tonight and it sounds like lasagna is on the menu.  I don't want to be THAT guy at parties and I don't have to be.  I'll eat the delicious lasagna and skip dessert.
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I'm attending a birthday party for a cousin on Sunday and I won't have any desserts nor drink anything but water, but if there isn't anything with no sugar, I'll do my best with no guilt.

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I weighed myself at the start on the 10th and Wednesday the 12th...already down 2.5lbs....moving forward I'll do my usual Weekly Wednesday Weigh-in and add the results to this post.
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