So it's been a couple of weeks now since I started Sarah Wilson's I Quit Sugar and I have to say it hasn't been easy! That's just being completely honest.
I eased into it the first week, cut the sugar out of my coffee, no chocolate, so soft drink, minimal fruit and started to become very aware of what I was eating (or rejecting) and becoming familiar with sugar content. And this was fine.
Moved into the second week and I really got stuck into the 8-week program.
It was ok at first and the it hit me like a ton of bricks - I felt like utter crap!
And had no appetite at all. The thought of food make me feel nauseas.
And I was craving fruit, not chocolate but fruit.
So after a bit of a chat with my mum I identified that I hadn't really increased fat in the foods I ate
as Sarah has suggested in her book and one of the girls at work getting me some Blueberries
(they were the best blueberries ever)!! I relaxed on the program.
I was also facing a family birthday that weekend (ah cake and delights)
and then heading off to Melbourne for work.
These two really simple things in life really threw me into a "I can't do it!".
I was going to lose the control that I had so comfortably at home and with a normal work routine.
However I did find that even though I had relaxed myself I was still conscious of the sugar in the foods and still made some appropriate choices - I was surprised at the good choices I easily made.
So I have decided the 8 week program is intense, it's not impossible at all but going into this you have to be really ready for it. But I have decided I am continuing with how I have been going in the last week which is -
- being conscious of the sugar content of the foods I look at and make good choices
- Continue no sugar in my coffee, no soft drink or chocolate or lollies (remember these were my biggest weaknesses)
- I will eat fruit but again choose the fruits that are lower in fructose
- I will follow many recipes in Sarah cookbook (which can contain some fruits etc) but look really good
And you know what I'll be really happy with that, and also still feel better.
Apart from my day of feeling like crap, I think overall I have started to feel a lot better.
And you know what, I used to hate drinking flat, plain water eeewwww ....
but now, I cannot get enough of it! So strange but I'm thrilled!
|An inspirational image for how good I am going to keep feeling!|
So is anyone else giving up sugar? How are you going with it?
image via bellaMUMMA