Yeah, those sugars are usually my big downfall. I've been doing good lately, no sugars since November...until this last week. couple birthdays and I did have some cake and other deserts, but I feel like I'm in a good place now that I won't have any problem with it. I do sense the cravings though.
The first time I tried to stop eating sugar altogether was a few years ago. I did it more as an experiment to see how the cravings and desires come and go rather than for a health reason. I think I went three months of absolutely no sugar and it was definitely interesting to see how the cravings rise and fall. And it took some time for the cravings to cease. One week is NOT enough lol. After several weeks I finally stopped craving most of the time. Eventually I did go back to eating sugar.
I had cut sugars again a few times since then, but always went back. Sometimes I would think about cutting out sugar and would go week after week of giving in. I just decided not to be hard on myself, figured it wasn't the right time. This last time, I didn't even really make a decision to stop, I just didn't eat sugar one day, then again the next, and so on. After a few days, I started to realize that I hadn't been consuming sugars, so just kept it up.
It really does feel good once the period of cravings subsides. Feels more balanced. Now I have a problem of not eating enough calories though. I've been shedding weight all this time, not on purpose. I'm 6' 3" and am down into the 150's (pounds).
I just did a short fast. And put up with a few headaches as I quit coffee at the same time - but its a quick way to get the junk out of the system.
I quit coffee too. I used to drink way too much. On the weekends I started getting horrible headaches and realized it was because I wasn't drinking coffee on the weekend. I very slowly phased it out. The funny thing is that I don't get sleepy during the day now that I don't drink coffee. I remember it was common for me to get tired during the day and I would go get an extra cup of coffee to help wake up again. That caffein and sugar really have ways to hook us!