My family and I decided to travel to the other side of the world to Norway. I knew this was going to be a challenge to stick to this diet before we even left. Being in another country and not understanding what products they have over there let alone reading the labels.
By this time I have been on this diet for eight months and had lost 13 kg which I was so proud of myself for getting that far. We are very lucky that we could stay with family over there and they could help us with all the food labels.
The first week went by and we held strong to this diet. It was so hard because over there after every meal you have coffee and cake then after dinner they always have dessert.
We then traveled to the top of Norway to the Arctic Circle which is the best experience of my life and stayed in the most amazing hotel with the most amazing food, with a complete buffet with everything you could think of. Well I broke and gave in, I thought to myself I’m probably ever going to come here once and I’m going to make the most of it, I’ll have this one day off and eat what I want. Well I made myself sick, I couldn’t believe how much my taste buds have changed and how sweet everything tasted to me and how quick I felt sick from things that I would usually could eat every day and not have a problem with. We stayed there for 1 night then we were off to our next location.
To this amazing Farm house that we were lucky enough to see the northern lights, which was the reason we traveled so far to see. It will forever change my life.
For the next five days I continued eating sugar eating all the desserts that was put in front of me. I cannot believe the change in my mood I found myself being grumpy all the time tired lethargic and just craving sugar 24/7 and things that I liked before it didn’t taste the same anymore. The junk food I was eating was getting out-of-control, talk about binge eating!!
We headed back to Oslo Norway to my partner’s brothers house and we could get back to our normal eating habits having a kitchen makes everything so much easier, although we still having dessert at night but nowhere near as much as what we had when we were in the Arctic.
We were over there for four weeks and ate bad for three of them. Once we got home we got back on the sugar-free diet but it was definitely a struggle it was like starting from the start again, amazing how quickly your body adapts to a high sugar diet again.
If I could go back and do it all again I definitely wouldn’t of cracked, I would’ve stayed strong to my commitment and my lifestyle change. But on the other hand maybe I needed that to realize how much better I feel otherwise I would never really notice how much it has really changed my life, so I’m thankful for that.