️Just over 6 months ago I did something I never thought I'd be able to do -- quit sugar. But I did , and I've never felt better. I didn't quit all sugar, but I stopped eating refined forms of sugar. My go to unrefined forms of sugar for anything from baking to making breakfast are honey, coconut sugar, and maple syrup . I'm an avid baker, and I still have a sweet tooth, but after removing refined sugar from my diet I saw immediate changes in my energy level, skin, and most importantly appetite and cravings. I finally have a "shut off" switch. I can tell when my body is full and it's time to stop eating. And portion control has never, EVER been a quality of mine. I do on occasion eat foods with refined sugars in them. C'mon, you only live once and there are plenty of things in this world I still need to try and still love to eat, when the occasion calls for it . But in my day-to-day life, refined sugar is not part of my diet , and the overall amount of unrefined sugar I eat is minimal. Removing refined sugar from my diet was truly the last frontier for me to truly have a healthy, well-rounded diet. I got over my inhibitions and doubts and just DID IT ♀️! And whatever mental blocks are getting in the way of your healthful habits, the truth is, you can do it, too. Give yourself a short time period. "I'm going to cut out x from my diet for 1 full week." And see how it goes. I chose to highlight honey here because honey is my all-time favorite unrefined form of sugar . I use it in my oatmeal just about everyday for breakfast. If you use local honey, it's great for getting your body accustomed to local pollens and aid in your struggle with allergens . When eaten, it doesn't skyrocket your blood sugar and keeps your glycemic load stable ⚖️. It also taste absolutely amazing in baked goods.