We live in a world where added sugar seems to exist in almost everything we eat. We also live in a world where the consumption of alcohol is not only common, but widely celebrated.
With that being the case, for most of us it’s hard to imagine going even a single day without consuming at least one of these two addictive items. What if we were asked to go without them for an entire month?
That’s the challenge that Sacha Harland of LifeHunters.tv embarked upon in hopes of determining how much of an effect this dietary change would have on his physical and mental well-being. To help quantify these differences, Sacha visited a local sports physician both before and after the experiment to get his reading on several key measures of wellness, including, but not limited to: weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar.
What Sacha didn’t anticipate was how difficult this change would be, and how much determination he would need to make it possible. Check out his incredible journey through the following video:
Aside from the substantial improvements in these several measures of physical wellness, what particularly stood out for me from Sacha’s experience was the change in his craving level. What started out as a major form of withdrawal, punctuated by a consistent feeling of hunger, slowly transitioned into a lack of desire for the sugary foods he was once used to consuming.
His ability to reach this state reminds us that there is no change we cannot make, we just need the mental fortitude to break through what has become habitual.
While the changes may seem impossible at first, persisting through them allows us to once again make these foods into what I believe they are best consumed as: an occasional treat. While our bodies are more than likely much better off not consuming them altogether, you can’t help but believe they are better capable of handling them in moderation.
To better explain the impact that sugar has on our bodies, I encourage you all to check out this article, based upon an infographic, that illustrates what exactly happens to our body after we consume it.