I can finally say I am at the end of the sugar withdrawal stage. I haven't had any cravings for days now and I am no longer having any symptoms of withdrawal. All I am doing now is feeling better and better each day. I'm also kicking myself as to why I didn't do this before. Well at least I won't be lamenting when I'm 51 that I didn't start it when I was 41 lol.
My mood is now one of the biggest changes I can notice. I have so much more patience, I'm awake, and I mean really wide awake. I can concentrate so much better, the head fog has gone. I seem to be making more clearer and rational decisions. Not that I was running around with wild abandon putting everyone in jeopardy with crazy decisions but I no longer struggle with decision making. Sometimes even deciding what to wear or what to have for dinner was a big deal, now I can just make the decision straight away and it's done.
I seem to want to do things now whereas before it was often a struggle to do anything. I thought I was just in a rut but it's not. I realised that I'm now looking for challenges, things to get my brain working. It's like my brain has finally woken up fully after years of being half asleep.
I am picking up a 5kg bag of glucose tomorrow and will start cooking some of the fantastic fructose free recipes I've found. The chocolate gelati looks fantastic! I also want to try a black forest cake!
Another very noticible difference (and there is no way this could just be a coincidence), since being taken off the high fructose yoghurts, Jonah is now sleeping a minimum of 90 minutes during the day! He sleeps for between 90 minutes and 2 hours. This is a HUGE chance for him. This is the baby who never slept for more than 20 minutes, and to get an hour out of him was an absolute miracle. It happened but it was very rare.
My skin is looking so much better. It's getting some brightness back to it and the browning from the insulin resistance is fading even more. All in all, the changes are very apparent and they are very very good!
I am so so glad I did this.