Zombie team is doing a 28 days later challenge. In this challenge, we will spend the month of February cutting processed sugars out of our diets. The team leader and his wife did this last year and had fantastic results.
The downfall.... just about everything has sugar in it. Even light yogurt. My Slim fast. All the quick and easy processed foods I usually reach for.... but know are awful for me.
But I'm not here to talk about bad stuff. I'm here to tell you that usually by this time each morning, I would have consumed 18g of sugar in my slim fast shake alone. My daily goal for the first week of Feb is to be between 9-15g. I have consumed.....
*drum roll please*
1.9g of sugar thus far this morning (I thought it was 3.5, but I only had 1 slice of bread with my egg sandwich, so got to cut that original number in half). What was your low sugar breakfast you may ask?
2 eggs scrambled in a dab of light butter
1/2 slice of American Cheese
1 slice white toast
I made a 1/2 sandwich out of it, and enjoyed. Snack will be some almonds (usually with an apple, but an apple has 10g of sugar in it....). This snack will have 1.4g sugars.
Lunch will be a salad with chickpeas and sunflower seeds totaling .5g of sugars.
I am not sure what dinner or pm snack will be yet. But I plan to keep it under 5g of sugar whatever it is.
I'm noticing three trends in doing this.
1. I am forced to eat more unprocessed foods
2. It is very difficult to get SP's recommended carbs as most of the carbs I would usually consume are processed foods. But I'm not going to obsess about that. I'm just going to focus on my sugar intake.
3. I have to give up sweet snacks... obviously.
Maybe I can do this. It won't be easy... and I'm expecting a headache any time soon from caffeine withdraws. But maybe this challenge will be what I need to get me moving in the right direction.
Now if only I could get my bride friend to set a date for her wedding so I could get a countdown started.