Here’s what I want:
I want to be Wonder Woman.
I don’t want to be decrepit. Or fragile. Or dull of brain.
I want to swan dive into my death from the high board of health and vitality, if possible.
I want to enter the flow state predictably and regularly.
But mostly, I want to hack my brain for optimum performance.
There are 3 brain hacks I’m familiar with: food, sleep and exercise. This project is (obviously) a food hack.
I have always known (but ignored and denied) that sugar fucks with me.
It messes with my brain and my gut. So what I want to find out in the next 2 weeks is if I will I see gains in cognition and energy. And if so, how dramatic.
I want dramatic.
I did an alcohol elimination in January. I had no booze for a month. I’m not a heavy drinker, but I do love my wine, and during December I had a glass or 2 almost every night, along with other specialty Holiday drinky-poos .
At the end of my Dry January, I felt no different. I didn’t lose an ounce of weight, and although I might have had a smidge better quality sleep, what the whole experiment revealed was that alcohol and I are solid. Thank god.
I don’t eat much sugar now, but when I do, I REALLY WANT IT. My cravings are INTENSE. Last night I wanted those ginger snaps with my wine, but grabbed some pistachios instead, and survived.
In the next 2 weeks I want to deconstruct these cravings, figure them out.
As for G, she’s still missing her morning mocha, and at this very moment is scrounging around looking for a nosh of some kind. (It’s 2 PM). I trust she’ll stay strong and choose nuts.
We’re going to prevail. It’s only 2 and a half weeks. No biggy. That’s not even an issue.
What we’re both curious about is: who will we be when we’re sugar-free?