It has been exactly a week since I started my new way of eating. I'm surprised I got through that first week as easily as I did actually. I knew that I loved sugar, and ate a lot of it but didn't realize how much I ate until I really stopped and thought about it.
Before, I would start the day with 3tsp of sugar in my coffee along with something for breakfast that I'm sure most of the time had sugar in it. Then for lunch I would usually have a wrap or sandwich or something with a lot of sauce or dressing on it. After lunch or mid afternoon I always craved something sweet so I would eat a handful of chocolate chips. For dinner I would have a pretty healthy meal usually but then I almost always had something sweet sometime before I went to bed at night. My favorite snack was a teacup of chocolate chips melted with peanut butter in it and I would eat that by the spoonful! Anyway, my policy was chocolate every day! I also, thought my diet was pretty good which is mostly true, but I definitely wasn't getting enough vegetables and some days went without. I wasn't eating fast food or anything really greasy, fried, or really high in fat. I drink a ton of water and always have. I have always liked lean meats, and only eat whole wheat bread and rice, but the sugar was just out of control.
Now, I eat vegetables as the main part of my meal for lunch and dinner. I snack on yogurt, almonds, and fruit throughout the day. If I have a whole wheat wrap it only has lettuce and vegetables in it with hummus (jalapeno hummus=YUM) For breakfast if I even drink coffee its half a cup and only has some soy milk in it (no sugar), and I eat oatmeal with a little bit of soy milk and fresh blended fruit in it for flavor. I'm actually going to be adding a smoothie in for my afternoon snack or breakfast now that will have whatever fruit I want, orange juice or soy milk, and plain greek yogurt.
I used to have stomach cramps here and there and sometimes get heartburn (probably from all the chocolate!) For the first three days without the sugar I had headaches and felt really tired. I'm still having some after affects of being tired, but I'm slowly regaining my real energy, not the artificial sugar boost. I feel really healthy, and happy! This is also good for my family because Glory eats what I eat through breastmilk, and Brayve is getting a lot more good stuff. He is really picky and wont eat vegetables besides the occasional cooked carrots and only eats bananas sometimes. Now, I take a day to clean, cook, and blend a lot of fruits and vegetables so he is getting a lot of things hidden in his food throughout the week. Oh, and its all organic!
I know some of you are probably wondering if I have lost weight. I wish I could tell you, but I don't own a scale!