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