How to meet the challenge of a sugar-free life: a daily diary of pitfalls, overcoming obstacles, psychological skirmishes, and tips for us all. This is a diary of “going sugar-free” for the next two years (730 days).

Day 9: Walk On By

I’ve always had a weakness for the cookies and scones in the Whole Foods bakery section. I would arrive at the checkout register with just a piece of crumbled wax paper. By 9 days into this sugar-free challenge, the desire is gone.

To resist cruel temptation, don’t go near the bakery case at the supermarket. Take detours. Big bonus: you’ll get more exercise. Or, as Dionne Warwick says, “Walk On By”.