- Marathons (I personally challenge the sanity of these individuals, but for argument's sake, let's ignore my opinion) - "runner's high" and feeling of accomplishment
- Desk jobs - money
- Going to the dentist/flossing - you get to keep your teeth longer
- Cutting spending - feelings of security; you get to spend more later
After a month and a half without sugar I have noticed some pretty significant and positive side effects. I hope one of those side effects will eventually include the elimination of cravings, but it hasn't happened yet (and I suspect the reason for that is white flour, but that's another topic entirely).
Benefits I've Noticed Since Giving up Sweets:
- No energy crashes - since this happens after eating sugar, I don't have them anymore
- Feelings of accomplishment - I've never been able to abstain from sugar for very long
- Lovely Poos - sugar wreaks havoc on the digestive system, and part two of this area...
- Gas is gone - no more grumble-tummy; bloat is neither comfortable nor feminine
- Clear skin - I don't have 4 Mt. Everests growing on my jawline every few weeks
- No guilt - whenever I overate (and it was always on sweets) I hated myself for it
- Less hunger - eating sugar makes you hungry more frequently; since quitting sweets, I don't need snacks between meals, unless I didn't eat very much at my regular mealtime