Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Funny Thing About Quitting Added Sugar and Drinking Coke

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I use to think I would never be able to quit drinking coke, I'd drink 1-5 cans a day, no problem. Today marks 2 months without me drinking coke. I feel ridiculously wonderful, not drowsy or lazy or sad or angry or feel like giving up. Tea has replaced the coke in my life, fruit will replace the fast food I use to eat a couple times a week. I had not had any fast food for 2 weeks in February, but one Sunday afternoon we were out and I was so hungry and couldn't stand the hunger, but man -- it was disgusting!!

Just some of the improvements I've noticed with myself after quitting coke\fast food\added sugar (mostly):

  • No "yuck" feeling after eating.
  • Cleaner teeth (you're welcome dentist!)
  • Cleaner skin (no more acne)
  • Cleaner hair and more shinny.
  • Less flossing (I use to use 1-3 pieces of dental floss to floss my teeth, now I only need one.)
  • Little "morning breath".
  • Stronger teeth and healthier gums.
  • Calmer mood, no more "hangry-ness" (its where you get angry when you're hungry, yes it happens!)
  • Eat less (a bonus if you're trying to loose weight).
  • More active, I walk 2-8 miles on the weekend.
  • Less nightmares. No more "I'm-falling-dreams".
  • More patience ( I use to have such a short temper!!)
  • Happier.
  • Less sweat and no smelly armpits.
  • More energy to work out.
  • You feel awesome! And ready for the day...most days.
  • No more so called "diary allergies" (I made myself physically sick from all of the sugar!) I thought it was diary products that made me sick.
  • Stronger and mor acute taste and sense of smell.
  • Better eye sight.

That's just a small amount of the wonderful things that quitting coke, fast food, and most added sugars has brought me. What will it bring you?

Nothing like a wonderful mug of tea in the midnight. Ps: My Play it Like a Pattern will be up Wednesday.
Ragdoll Mommy~


  1. I am a huge tea drinker (mostly herbal) especially in the cold months. I often drink 3 or 4 cups a day! Congrats on your life changes.

  2. That's such a long list of good reasons to quit the sugar - congratulations! I cut down massively last year on sweeties and sugary things and the difference to my teeth is amazing. I had developed really sensitive teeth but within a couple of weeks of cutting out the excess sugar they were so much better - now I have to remember that I used to have sensitive teeth!! x

  3. Wow, that is so cool, Ragdoll Mommy! Congratulations on your choice and resolve to be healthier. Glad you are seeing so many benefits! :)


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