Today is the start of Lent, and even if (like me) you're not religious, what a wonderful concept it is! The idea of giving just one thing up for a period of 6-weeks. No pressure of permanence, no stress of transforming yourself overnight into perfection. Just one thing and for just 6 weeks. Rather than being daunting, it suddenly becomes possible.
What is striking about this is the similarity between the duration of Lent (6 weeks) and the amount of time we now know that it takes to break a habit and retrain our neural pathways to take on a new pattern (6 weeks). Which means, by the end of 6 weeks, your brain doesn't want to go back to the old way of doing things and would rather stick with the new habit. Fantastically sneaky, right?!
I'd like to capitalise on this trick and propose that you use it as the launching pad for something really special for yourself: a 6-week challenge to go sugar-free.
You might be wondering, 'How do I even start to go sugar-free?' Which is an excellent question. It's probably even a scary question. How could you ever survive without sugar? And what does 'sugar-free' even mean?
The Tricks to Successfully Going Sugar-Free in 6-Weeks
And finally, stick with it. Sugar is an addiction. You will almost certainly go through withdrawal, and the first 3 days can feel rough. But if you don't feed the sugar daemon, this passes quickly, and you suddenly find that you're no longer craving sugar, thinking about sugar, dreaming about sugar, or even missing sugar.
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