Sugar Challenge: Recap of Week 1
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Looking back over the week (really? Just a week?) my notes tell me the following:
There are two points during the day which hurt me: 4pm lull (even unemployed I get that lull!) and then the space after dinner where I am thinking, "Where's dessert?"
The "bad space" where I am throwing stuff down the hatch without care or thought looks like this: straight out of the can/jar/box, cold, hyper-flavor. My go-to's are grape juice, cranberries, leftovers, and (weird) pasta sauce.
I recovered from one binge by treating myself to a fancy kale salad, reminding myself that I am lovable and mistakes are not forever. I stopped a binge by drinking my juice from a glass and prevented another by making my own ice cream.
The next week of the challenge is to limit the "trigger" foods or lessen sugar intake. Here are my three spots:
No more juice. If I want juice, go out and buy the fruit and eat that.
Everything must be plated. My house is an all-you-can-eat buffet but I'm not allowed to stand over the sink anymore. No drinking out of the jug or carton (sorry, I'm a pig!) and NO COLD LEFTOVERS! Heat them thoroughly.
Finally, PLAN for the snacks at places I'm going. I don't leave myself room for the snacks at my bible study or book group or church and I really need to give myself the allowance to enjoy a social munch.
So there they are:
No juice, just fruit.
No more foraging for food.
Incorporate social foods into meal plan.
We'll see how I go :)