No Sugar Added

I went to dinner with my girlfriends last weekend and after our meal it was dessert time. My best friend stated that she had excluded all sugar from her diet. I thought for a moment, and said, "there is no way you gave up sugar", than she said, "everything sweet except fruit". Can you image if you took sugar out of your daily diet how much your body would love you? Personally, I use natural sugar like agave nectar, honey, and raw sugar when I need to add sweetener. My true weakness is a bit more processed - I cannot turn down basically any type of candy, or turn a cheek to a cupcake. Being an image expert, I feel I need to practice what I preach and take better care of myself. I am inspired by my BF and believe she is on to something good. Even with a last name like Schugar, I am not above the long term effects of consuming too much sugar. I help clients of all ages and sizes and see up front and almost naked long term effects of what not taking care of your self looks like. In the event to get ready for bathing suit season have given up candy, pastry's, cupcakes, and basically processed sugar. I am going to try and cut the candy and sugary treats out of my diet. I'm going to start with small goals and build on them as I progress. For the next 21 days I will not consume processed sugars (like those contained in candy, cupcakes, soda pop, and most deserts).My plan of attack is this: * I will clean out all the candy and soda out of my house

* I will stop asking my daughter to share her desert with me

* I will start packing snacks for myself. So, for example, when I am at Starbucks I won't order a lemon loaf bread with my Refresh Tea Latte (If you haven't tried this drink it is my ultimate favorite)

* Replace desert with a piece a fruit

If you have any suggestions, leave a comment below. Cutting sweets out of my diet, is going to be a hard one.