Thursday, July 19, 2012
I joined the Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge. And I am supposed to journal or blog at least 3 times a week on my progress. SO- here is my first blog and progress report.
I had been doing o.k. with this on my own.
For months I didnít have any pop. Then I cut our fruit juice on most days. I still have to cut out all the sweets stuff. There are days I do well and days I donít.
Wednesday at work- not so good. I didnít have any of the donuts or bagels that we had available. I did however have a few strawberries and then on break I had some frosting of a cinnamon roll, and about 1Ē by 1Ē piece of chocolate bunt cake. That started it- so then I had a couple of Oreo cookies too.
Today the only sweet things I had a banana and some Almond butter which did have organic unrefined cane sugar in it. I say that is good. I think the bodiesí ability to tolerate and deal with natural sugar is not a problem and even the other types of sugar on occasion. The problem is that it is not occasionally that we ask that of our bodies. We, as a nation, ask our bodies to deal with other kinds of sugar 100ís of times a day between the sugar in salt, soda pop, and most processed foods.
So by cutting out most processed foods I believe I will be fine with sugar in my everyday life. By Processed foods: foods that have over 4-5 ingredients or if those ingredients are processed in a way that makes them not have any nutritional value (like white rice).