The truth is, I only gave up sugar because I had a coupon for a detox program. I probably wouldn't have done it otherwise, but I'd recently lost 35 pounds, and I was interested in learning about the dangers of sugar as I continued to better myself and treat my body like a temple (or something).
The problem is that sugar is in nearly everything, from barbecue sauce to Cheerios. So really, we're all sugar people, unless we're making a conscious effort not to be.
And so, armed with my coupon, I decided to make a conscious effort not to be—at least for a month. The program I joined was aptly named The 30-Day Sugar Detox. Now, I'm bacon-loving, beer-drinking Midwesterner, so I knew the program was likely to be a little bit too much for me, but I wanted to at least try.