This weekend I watched a documentary on Netflix (I'm a sucker for documentaries) called Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. It's basically about this guy who is, what the title says, and decides to go on a 60-day juice-only fast. It's extreme, which is why it's so entertaining.
The movie talked a lot about the food we eat. It was sort of the nail-in-the-coffin sort of deal for me. I've known for quite some time that I have a serious addiction to sugar. I love me some caffeine, we all know that, but I can go off it it without any serious symptoms or cravings (I do it regularly, just to be sure.) Regular or decaf, doesn't really matter...but sugar is a whole different story.
I knew I had a problem, and I knew I didn't want to give it up. It tastes so good.
My husband, the pastor, has also been preaching on idols...and how God hates them. HATES them. I'm always battling against idols...we all are...but this sugar/carb one has got. me. good.
Back to the documentary. Most people (including me) think this juice guy is crazy for doing it for 60 days, so he challenges them to 10 days. So I thought to myself...ten day, huh? The purpose of the fast it to get the junk out of your system in an attempt to re-train your taste buds.
So...I'm not on a juice fast...but I'm on a low sugar/carbs fast. Ten days. Today is day 2. Yesterday, I thought about sugar and carbs approximately 500 times per minute. My body kept saying to me...just a little bit, all you need is a little bit and you'll feel better...and I wanted to cave. So very bad. But every time my body whispered to me, it was just another sign of how desperately those substances are controlling me, and I am not designed and created to be controlled by anything other than my Heavenly Father.
Today, so far, is not much better. Sad. I contemplated drinking the maple syrup that's in the fridge door. I'm crabby, irritable, tired and all around unpleasant to be around. Lovely, no?
Here's an interesting article I read here.
I'll keep you posted on my progress...and, if you happen to battle an addictive personality...I get you.