“Mercy Ministries’ free-of-charge, voluntary, faith-based residential program serves young women from all socio-economic backgrounds, ages 13-28, who face a combination of life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, depression and unplanned pregnancy. Mercy also serves young women who have been physically and sexually abused, including victims of sex trafficking. Using proven methods, a holistic approach and professional counselors in a structured residential environment, Mercy has helped thousands of young women be restored to wholeness. Mercy’s goal is to help these young women find freedom from their issues and empower them to serve in their communities as productive citizens.”
Well, one of my girls asked me the other day if I would join her in a sugar detox for 2 weeks starting November 3. After getting an understanding of her motives, I shook her hand and said that I would join her. Sugar is a really hard thing to give up. It is in just about everything! I work hard with my Mercy Residents to limit their sugar in take and teach them how to simply enjoy the food for how God made it or modify items with natural sugars such as fruit and honey. Since she was one of my girls constantly asking for sweets, I was happy to join her.
I already had been thinking about doing a detox before hand, but was hesitant because I know how addicted to sweet treats I am, so I was pleased to have someone else ask me to join them. It really was a great motivator. I mean if she and the few others doing it can go with out sweets for a mere two weeks, why can’t I!?
Here is where you, the reader, comes in…will you join me on a sugar detox? 2 weeks. That is all I ask. I’m not asking to give up every carbohydrate or anything of those sorts, but rather to give up refined sugars and ALSO Artificial sweeteners. Fruit is even allowed in moderation.
Why Now you ask?? The weeks between Halloween and Thanksgiving are a perfect time to have a sugar detox! Breaking the habit of having to have something sweet after a meal or just because… is a great way to start the Holiday’s. This is because giving up sugar for even 2 weeks lowers your tolerance to sweets and therefore you begin to not to desire them as much. On top of breaking the habit, sugar is obviously not good for you. We all know that. That is why we need to learn to enjoy sweets only in moderation.
What do you say??? Here’s to two weeks of no sugar. READY. GO!