I will try to string some sentences together.
I'm on day 5 of not eating sugar. I'm mainly avoiding obvious sources, but I've cut out sugary yogurt, too. No Starbucks (I indulge only during the Christmas season), no Peanut M&Ms (my main weakness), no nothing.
Ohmygoodness. Cravings. MAJOR cravings. In the middle of a head cold, too.
It hits me especially in the afternoons and lasts until bedtime.
I get the urge; I re-direct my thinking.
I change what I'm doing.
I eat something healthy, like an apple or grapes. NOT THE SAME.
This is the 5th day, and I actually feel grumpy mean tonight. I feel restless, edgy.
So I Googled, "When do sugar cravings stop?" knowing I'd land on articles and discussions by super humans who have actually succeeded at this. Don't you know, most articles had a great big picture of some kind of sweets on the header. GIANT cookies! WHAT?! I scrolled down like I was avoiding porn.
The consensus is: the first week is horrible. By two to two and half weeks, the cravings should subside a great deal.
I honestly don't know if I can last that long if the cravings don't subside a bit. I've given up coffee for Lent before. That's what that pic above is about. I don't remember it being this AnNoYiNg.
Has anyone out there tried this? Did you live to tell about it? If so, please throw me a lifeline. But not a candy LifeSaver.