Soul comforter, reward, frustration killer, love substitute - all of this can be sugar in all its tempting variations. However, the consequences can be less pleasant: weight problems and numerous illnesses. But what would life be like without it?
Could you imagine Absolutely no sugar for 100 days. But not only no chocolate, no gummy bears and the like, but also to avoid food where sugar is added - and there are more of them than you think! Likewise, no honey, no sweeteners and no stevia. And now think of the gingerbread-pregnant and biscuit-laden pre-Christmas season too! Nutritionist Martina Tischer actually pulled it off!
In her book "Sugar Free in 100 Days", she describes her radical withdrawal with ease, humor and psychological insights: "At the beginning I wasn't sure whether I would hold out. After all, sugar is integrated in a vast number of variations in a wide variety of foods. Even where we don't expect it. I wanted to be aware of the profound effect sugar has on us."
And she was surprised how often she had unconsciously used candy as a substitute satisfaction when her body and soul actually needed something completely different. “The worst part of the 100 days were those hunger pangs that would storm me when I was particularly frustrated or tired. But I was prepared for that. With mindfulness and my 7 emergency strategies, I was able to react to such an attack in no time at all."
The author presents these 7 strategies in her book, as well as the positive effects on her skin, her improved mood and the fact that she finally did not constantly oscillate between cravings and tiredness. That all sounds very tempting …
You can also read more from Martina Tischer on her blog “Today I'm sugar-free” - and now guess what it's about!