Friday, December 27, 2013
I'm combining Sparkpeople's Official Tame Your Sugar Addiction Challenge with an 8-week program to eliminate sugar that my wife found on a food blog.
So the first step is to monitor my current sugar intake to find out how many grams of sugar I'm currently consuming on a daily basis. With soda, my daily total is coming out way too high, but if I were to eliminate soda, the total would be under the "legal" limit (25g).
My current plan is eliminate soda and replace it with a small cup of coffee in the morning. I generally put two teaspoons of sugar in my coffee, so that's a mere 8g of sugar compared to a 12-oz Coke's 39g (!)
I'm excited about making the switch, especially because I have been waking up with a metallic taste in my mouth similar to the aftertaste of Coca-cola. Yuck!
Ideally, I would want to eliminate sugar and caffeine entirely to get off the wheel of sugar/caffeine cravings and bingeing. But somehow I can't seem to give up my morning beverage ritual. Especially in the winter, a warm cup of coffee in the morning is very soothing. I know I could switch to tea with a similar effect, but I've never been a huge fan of tea.