I consume a lot of sugar on a daily basis. I don’t smoke, drink or doesn’t do any kind of drugs. My eating habits were also healthy. For breakfast, I have light Indian food made Mom, for lunch salads, for dinner again light Indian food and for snacks biscuits and stuff. I followed this diet because I have a desk job and doesn’t move around much and this diet kept me thin(not exactly, still gained weight). I was under the impression that staying thin means staying healthy.
Recently I was browsing the interwebs and an article on boston.com caught my eyes. The article was titled "Experts agree sugar is “as addictive as cocaine” – The Quit Sugar App can help consumers beat the habit". Out of curiosity I read the article and was a bit concerned about it. Being an Indian I eat a lot of sugary food, most of our breakfast contains some sort of sugar item. I researched about sugar addiction and found out that sugar is everywhere. Some kind od sodas, juices, ice-cream, bread, ketchup, etc. Some researchers even said that sugar is the most damaging substance that we can ingest.
So I decided to stop intaking sugar. Me being me started eating sweets again on the third day. I started searching for a motivational partner, this always helps me. My salad habit is still going on because of my partner. But couldn't find anyone to quit my sugar habit because every Indian is crazy about sweets and didn't want to join me.
This is when the app which was mentioned on boston.com came to my mind. Downloaded it and it was perfect. Who needs human partners when you can have perfect apps like these.
Quit Sugar App is a sugar tracking tool for iPhone and iPad users. It has features like sugar tracking, mood tracking, and weight tracking. It's designed to help users steadily, consistently (and permanently) reduce the amount of sugar they consume. There are no shortcuts or any magic, just follow the app and in 8 weeks you'll see the results.
Quit Sugar App is available on App Store and you can download it here.
I'm enjoying the app with all the amazing features, especially the gamification. Let me know your experience via comments. Happy Sugar quitting. 🙂