I’ve mentioned in passing that I was going to do a sugar detox for a week with Mommy Run Fast and some other bloggers. I LOVE sugar. No really. I’d be happy to eat nothing but sweets. And once I start eating sugar? I can’t stop. I’ll keep grazing on sweets until I don’t feel well. Most of the time, I deal with this by only having something sweet at the end of the day. Eat it. Brush teeth. Problem solved.
However, during the five half marathons, I ate animal crackers at every race. And then had a couple of the bite sized Snickers after. And then a Coke with my Subway sub. And a beer or dessert every night.
If I’d stopped on Friday when I was done running, I might have been ok, but instead, I kept eating like I was running and next thing I knew, sugar was showing up at every meal and a few times between meals each day.
Time to get it under control by going cold turkey. Two days down so far. I can’t say that my calorie count is necessarily lower, but the quality of my food is definitely higher!
So, here you go – What I Ate Wednesday (or really, actually Tuesday…) thanks to Jenn at Peas and Crayons.
From top left:
- Breakfast – peanut butter bread (note the lack of jelly. insert sad face here.)
- Lunch: two eggs with mushrooms, broccoli, and onions
- Dinner: bowl of ham and bean soup that I made with the ham from Easter dinner (the family had cornbread, but since Trader Joe’s cornbread is so sweet, I added quinoa to my soup instead)
- Snack option 1: pickles. Kills the sweet craving.
- Snack option 2: fruit. Fills the sweet craving.
I’ve eaten 3-4 pieces of fruit each day for the last two days. I’m hoping to rein that in to 2-3 pieces today.
So far, no headaches, no uncontrollable cravings, no lethargy… Fingers crossed that it continues to go well.
And just because this picture is worth a 1000 words (taken on the 2nd day of 5, in the last mile…)
6 thoughts on “WIAW: No sugar”
That picture is priceless!
And, there is a joke about you eating a pickle and a banana in the same day in here somewhere.
That picture shows your strength, you pushed through that day and a few more after. Nothing beats that~!
Great idea to do the sugar detox with other bloggers – it helps to have partners when it comes to avoiding sweets! Keep at it and good luck!
I’ve been overdoing it on the sugar side of things too lately. I blame it on Easter and clients that give me chocolate (at my request) and I promise I’ll start to curb this indulgence just as soon as all the Easter chocolate is gone.
Easter candy has definitely creeped in on my diet! Thanks for the reminder.
I can stay away except for sugar in my coffee!!? How do you do it?? Or, I guess, you’re not a coffee person? What runner isn’t a coffee person!?
I loooove sugar, too. You’re doing so well with the challenge! Yesterday was easier for me, today I keep going after the dried fruit. I also got up earlier than usual, and I know that fatigue=sugar cravings for me. 3 more days to go!