Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Life with less sugar

I am into my second week of eating a sugar-less weekday diet. Since I believe in the slogan: "Moderation in all things" allowing a small treat on the weekends, I feel, would be prudent. I will have to say that while the small brownie on Saturday night was yummy, I noticed that afterwards I didn't feel that great...could it be my body likes the reduction of refined sugar after all???
I relied on a few food items to get me through the week-

-Freeze dried strawberries, mangoes, and pineapple from Trader Joe's. (no sugar added to these babies!)
-Grapefruit juice and seltzer water. (I'm also trying to reduce the use of artificial sweeteners)
-Green olives, the giant queen sized ones with pimentos.
-Cottage cheese.
-Some words from Brigham Young, including this: “Indulgence of appetite is not worthy.”
-Posting my sugar free days count on the blog, so thank you for keeping me inline:-).

It is not easy yet, this sugar free business, and the weight has not been sliding off, but I do feel better, not just physically, but mentally too-because I am being proactive with my health and being more in control of the dietary decisions I'm making.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so proud of you mom!!! So you can have some inspiriation i'm on day 255 or so. The pineapple you got me from trader joes was out of this world!! I loved it, i just wish it came in a bigger package. I have eaten sugar on: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines Day, Easter, and I probably will on chelsie's bday and my bday. The longest stretch i went without sugar was when i started so from july to halloween I had no sugar and I ate a few candy bars and I thought I was going to die it hurt so bad. When its just been about a month between sugar it doesn't hurt, but I do really notice that I dont feel very good.