I did this last October for the entire month. It was tough but I felt a lot better and everytime I ate sugar, I felt lousy. I also lost about 5 lbs without even trying. I wish I would have stuck with it so here goes round 2. Thanks for the motivation.
Totally In! It's been a year since i started doing this but like you said Eric, it's almost impossible to stick to it for a life time BUT 20 days should be quite easy for me! I had read some stuff on the acidose/cancer corelation too! Water is neutral (ph 7.0) and your blood/saliva and urine should be a little alcaline (ph 7.3-7.6) to stay healthy! In an acidose state your body take the good alcaline minerals in your bones/cartilages an muscules and use it to neutralize the acid and then you piss it out! Basically the body should become acide only when you die so the bacteria and WORMS can forms and then you return to dust! If anyone is interested in knowing his body PH you can buy some paper strips on the net. Simply put saliva or urine on those papers to knows your body PH! I used pool testing stipes with urine and it works! Dont think i'm weird it IS quite usefull to determine what foods keeps your body alcaline. Making a habit of keeping your body alcaline can save you from a lots of flu/infections/bacteria and it seems cancer!!! Google the subject to find listings of alcaline and acid forming food! Here's some good sites too for nutritional tips for runners http://www.runningraw.com/
Day 1 -- My current food regimen is close to low/no sugar already as I'm a controlled Type II Diabetic (no meds), but still found sources of sugar to drop. I told the chef at the japanese restaurant to drop the teriyaki sauce. Also, trying to drop my usage of artificial sweeteners -- dropped the splenda from my coffee, and replaced my afternoon soda/diet snapple with water with a lime.
No honey with my evening tea, no mid-afternoon mint, there's sugar in my favourite relish, its in the bread (why?) .. interesting, I never really thought of myself as a sugar eater, this is GREAT for awareness. Day two and I'm learning.