As a part of this getting healthy stuff, I started tracking my food intake. I actually don't eat THAT bad, with one exception - sugar. Oh my, the sugar. I fully admit I have a sweet tooth ... I just didn't realize how bad it was. I usually had a healthy serving of sugar in my morning coffee, I'd snack on sugary stuff throughout the day, then I'd indulge in a Dr. Pepper or the like around lunch. I consistently found myself starving in the afternoon, but I had eaten plenty of calories. What my body really wanted was more sugar.
So I gave it up. I haven't had any refined sugar since Tuesday. Part of me feels I should have done this at a rehab center because I am in pain, ya'll. My head is throbbing. Its hard to concentrate. Last night I went to bed 2 hours earlier than normal because I crashed (but had an incredibly fitful night of sleep). This morning I thought I was feeling a little better, but as the morning has progressed so has the headache and the body aches. I had people warn me that sugar withdrawal would be rough, but damn. I expected the temptation to be rough, not the physical symptoms. The only positive I can say right now is that my tongue doesn't have that "ick" on it anymore.
I've been told that the fourth day is drastically better. Come on, Saturday.