Sugar free January Experiment

I’m aiming to be sugar free for the next 30 days. Who wants to join me?

Why? Just feel like I want a break. And I definitely eat too much of it. And diabetes runs in my family, so I might as well get in some practice early, right? Too bad I inherited a sweet tooth. 

You can do a few levels of sugar free:

  • No refined sugar: No white sugar, no corn syrup. This requires some label reading, especially if you’re using store bought ingredients. So this might be a home-made intensive cooking month. (good for you, dear reader, I suppose)
  • Adiu to All sweeteners: No added sweetener of any kind (stevia, coconut sugar, agave, honey…). Fruit is still ok
  • Hardcore: No fruit either. 

I think I’ll go with level 2…maybe a little less fruit, though I believe fruit in moderation is good for you.

The challenge I see coming: The office candy bowl, constant junk food on any available surface.

Here’s my plan to cope:

1.When the craving begins, set a timer for 15 minutes. Most cravings last only eight to 14 minutes.
2. Drink a full glass of water. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger, says Klauer.
3. If the sugar craving persists, eat a protein-rich snack, such as handful of almonds or walnuts, some unsweetened yogurt, or a piece of cheese. Add arugula, radicchio, endive, or chicory to your diet–bitter balances the need for sweet.

Let’s do this. 

Some resources I’m scanning:

http://www.rosecole.com/handouts/21DaySugarDetox.pdf (this one says no fruit)

http://www.wholeliving.com/134968/break-sugar-habit

The Food Lover’s Cleanse http://www.scribd.com/doc/250888108/FLC-Recipes-2015

 

Tata For Now

 

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About ds331

A lifelong vegetarian. A foodie. Can there be such a thing? Some restauranteurs don't seem to think so...but many of my veggie friends and family have a little something or two to teach them.
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