8 Week No Sugar Challenge – Day 1
I have begun an 8 week challenge to cut out sugar from my diet. Why? For a multitude of reasons, but no – it’s not a New Year’s resolution. This will become a lifestyle choice, whereby I will (eventually) simply no longer desire sugar (or foods containing sugar). I do not plan on forever depriving myself of chocolate or cocktails, because – let’s face it – that will never happen! A challenge, however, is a great way to get your mind in the right frame of mind to make some drastic modifications to your lifestyle, and I found the inspiration for this 8 week sugar-free challenge on Sarah Wilson’s blog (see the I Quit Sugar section). I will keep you posted each week on how I’m feeling and how I progress, what I eat, how I work out, and of course, what recipes I find to make the process all worthwhile.
How did my first day go?
Surprisingly promising! I started my day with a BodyRock workout, I love them because they are high intensity but only 12 minutes! Then got on with the rest of my day.
Breakfast: Poached eggs on a bed of baby spinach and pastrami + one cup of green tea
Note: I love salt and pepper!
Morning snack: Soy latte and a (ONE) handful of almonds
Afternoon snack: Yoghurt and fruit
Dinner: Leftover Thai green curry
After dinner snack: Rockmelon and honeydew melon (2 small cubes of each)
Notes from the day overall?
It was my first day back at work from the Christmas/New Year break and I can honestly say my energy levels were good. I was not hungry during the day, but went to bed hungry. I just kept thinking about breakfast the next day! Bring on Day 2!
Click here to see how I went with Week 1…