One night, after a long, tiring day, I was lying on my bed when it hit me. So many things had happened that day! And I was feeling so grateful for all of them! I took my camera and tried to somehow create a diary — a virtual one.
I wanted to somehow capture my feelings and remember for a long time after that night what I have gained from all those experiences. I just felt the need to share my thoughts. Often before I go to sleep I try to recall everything that I saw, heard or felt that day and no matter how hard or tiring that day was, I always try to take something positive out of it.So, this is how the Bed Sessions series on my YouTube channel started. It was all due to my need to share my thoughts and feelings with someone and due to the idea that all those things that I am going through many of you go through the same or similar stuff as well. So my piece of mind might help you!
My first video is about my decision to completely cut down on sugar from my diet.
I was invited to a party hosted by the Embassy of the United States of America and it was there, that something amazing happened. Something that made me feel so proud of myself.
It was that moment. I was having a pleasant conversation with a guy in a higher management position. And my favorite American cheesecake appears. And then it passed in front of my eyes 3 times. One time it was even offered to me. But I didn’t cave.
Because cutting down on sugar was not a decision so that I look better or I lose some kilos.Sugar is the most damaging thing we put in our bodies on a daily basis, whether that is consciously by consuming sweets or without even realizing it, since sugar nowadays is hidden in almost all packaged foods.
Until recently, I had no clue about the consequences sugar has on our body, mind and psychology. Yet since I researched about it a lot and I now know I can’t but share it with you all.
First of all, let me tell you that sugar contains zero nutrients. Literally sugar is just empty calories. Besides that, sugar causes dopamine release in our brain, which makes sugar highly addictive, I am guilty of this,I’ve been addicted to sugar for far too long — AND WITHOUT EVEN REALISING IT.
Our body doesn’t treat all calories the same. Where the calories come from plays a huge role. Sugar has a tremendous effect on our hormones, thus it’s easier for our body to create and store fat, regardless of the amount of sugar we have consumed.
Another effect that sugar has and actually the main reason why I decided to remove it from my diet is that sugar is the number 1 factor leading to cancer. Recently, we had an incident in our family with my mother getting sick from breast cancer. Each and every single doctor we talked with told us the same thing. Sugar causes cancer. And they didn’t negotiate it not one bit.
So, when I made up my mind and decided to cut sugar, I really thought that it was going to be easy; I just couldn’t understand how so many people find it that hard.Of course it wasn’t like what I thought it would be. Especially the first few days I felt like I was in rehab. I felt it on my body, mind and my psychology.
But I didn’t quit, no matter how many times I thought “I can’t take it anymore”! I stack with my decision and I can now say that it gets easier to say no. I am not quite there yet. I can’t really say that I consume no sugar or I don’t crave it. But I am getting there. One day at a time.
However, since that first day I stopped consuming so much sugar, I was more able to focus, I was performing better at my business and even my phycology had less fluctuations during the day!
So, I encourage you guys to give it a try as well, whether you have some health issues or not. Later on, try to remove another bad habit you might have. You’ll see that at the end of the day you’ll have at least one thing that you did, for which you can be proud of. If you actually commit to something like thatI would love it if you shared your experience with me, you can find me onFacebookorInstagram!
Until then keep up the good work!
And thank you for your time! Always..