Not only surviving but thriving!!!!
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
That's how I feel.
Obviously I haven't cut out all sugars in my diet. Honey is ok, so is maple syrup. I am eating fruit. I'm also eating some dried fruit, dates in particular... totally fallen in love with the little suckers and all the possibilities they offer... I'm talking sweetening cakes with dates, date paste on bread or even hazelnut-choc-date paste, absolutely delicious... but I digress... But I try to keep these natural sugars a little as possible. I'm not ready nor willing -and might never be- to cut these out as well. I feel so in charge here!! Which is such a great feeling, especially if you happened to be a complete loose canon the previous weeks.. uhm... actually months. It's only day 3... early days, yet it IS day 3, I not only survived those 3 days struggling hard but actually thrived. Eating full fat versions is still rather scary, and I try portion control (sugar and portion control, these are my stumbling blocks... sigh). I had bacon and eggs for brekki and a glass of whole milk. Not sure if bacon is considered "real" food.. hmmm, anyways, it was yummmm. And that's coming from someone who isn't much into bacon. I might have changed my mind I reckon. Bacon is goooood. And talking about milk, isn't it sad that raw milk is illegal???? Sometimes you wonder, there are serious drugs out there and they ban raw milk?? Anyway, we get 2l from a friend and so far we are doing fine... that lady also doesn't look like she'd drop dead any time soon, and she drinks it all the time... ou well... off track again, I'm tired. Salad, bacon, veggies, dressing and eggs for lunch, some dates and almonds, apple and orange for snack, home made buttery butter chicken for dinner with wholemeal, pre-soaked flour naan bread and my favourite dessert lately, date sweetened avocado-banana-chocolate pudding. Boy, that stuff is addicting. I had only a small portion though. Haven't felt the urge to nibble, binge or mindlessly snack all day. I was considering another cup of milk, but decided against it.
It's only day 3, yet... I FEEL so good about my choices. I did the groceries today and my shopping trolley was full with whole, real, unprocessed food. I started reading labels, in a different way that is. I have read labels for quite some time already, but mostly I just checked the calories of a food item, now I look at the ingredients as well as the sugar in something.
Ou well, time to call it a day