The last week of my no sugar and no caffeine experiment is over! While I didn’t experience the cravings I was expecting since my timing was off on my monthly cycle, I did end up cheating a couple of times this past week.
Here’s a quick review of the week and what I ate. Again, this isn’t comprehensive since I didn’t include all of the snacks I ate each day but it’s pretty close.
As I mentioned a few days ago I was very ready for this experiment to be over. I don’t want to go crazy with the sugar and caffeine now that I’m done but it’s great to not have to tweak recipes and monitor my fruit and starch intake. Today is my first day after the sugar and caffeine detox and so far I’ve had a few chocolate chips in my morning pancakes and some sweet potato fries with lunch. I really missed sweet potato!
I’m not sure when I’ll be ready to drink coffee again. I think my body functions better without it because my energy level is more consistent throughout the day. I think once I can get 8 hours of sleep on a regular basis I’ll feel comfortable with adding a cup of coffee back into my routine. That way I’ll know I’m not using it to get by when I really should be resting more.
Overall I’m really glad that I tried this. I learned a lot about my body and how it responds to stimulants like sugar and caffeine. I also found a number of delicious recipes and tried some new foods. However, this experiment didn’t bring me closer to Jesus. Next month I will be focusing much more intentionally on growing my faith in Jesus.