It has now been three weeks of no sugar, but thanks to melon season, my life has not been lacking in sweets. I got an 8 kilo watermelon a few days ago and am already more than halfway done with it (don’t worry, I shared!) I’ve also felt like I enjoy natural foods more, like peanut butter and plain yogurt, and have less desire to eat sugary dessets. The No Sugar Rule has twice given me an excuse to refuse pastries I didn’t want, which I often find difficult when someone baked something themselves.
I am realizing how difficult it is to avoid sugar when you are not making all your own food, particularly in sauces, breads, and drinks. Even in Morocco, where high fructose corn syrup is unheard of, sugar is lurking where you might not expect it. But with the dawn of cherry, peach, and melon season, my life is plenty sweet.
I have three weeks left of the No Sugar Experiment, and I am curious to see if sweetened foods will taste sweeter when I start eating them again. I’ll let you know!