Two weeks ago our family started on a new journey – I joined up with the 8 week program ‘I quit sugar’ with Sarah Wilson.
A little background – I am an avid coffee drinker. I drink anywhere from 4 to 10 cups of coffee a day. I have my coffee with milk and 2 sugars. Equate that to 8 – 20 teaspoons of sugar a day. Without even eating anything. It is recommended to only have maximum of 6 teaspoons of sugar! I love lollies and chocolate and can happily devour a block of chocolate without blinking. Actually I don’t blink cos the girls would notice and ask me for some.
So after spending plenty of time reading up about cutting sugar out of our diets I decided to take the plunge.
I have been rather strict on myself and not quite so much with the family. I have had one cup of coffee in two weeks – amazed that I have survived with no headaches. We had one slip up on Friday night and we ordered pizza in but other than this I have loosely followed the meal plan. I eat Weetbix for breakfast – no sugar – as I am allergic to eggs by themselves and we have had plenty of left overs so have skipped a few meals just to use up the leftovers!
Some of the meals have been really yummy and some not so much. There are quite a few different vegetables within the meals to what we usually eat. We are a meat and three veg – potato, carrots and beans – kind of family so to have capsicum, sweet potato, eggplant and zucchini as the vegies part of the meal has taken some getting used to with the girls. The standard ‘I don’t like that’ before they have even tried it has made for a few early bed times this past 2 weeks.
I have been feeling good and have lost 2 kilos in 10 days.
We went out for lunch with friends today and the girls got some lollies from a local lolly shop. I couldn’t help myself and had a couple and felt awful this afternoon. It was really strange. There was no sugar rush – just drowsiness and an ill feeling in my stomach. So my body must be noticing and rejecting the good old white stuff. Yay body!
Official second week weigh in tomorrow – wish me luck!