Week two we're supposed to cut back on 3 sugary things we eat. For me, the big one is SODA, but I had to find a couple others, and was having trouble thinking of any, but then I did that quiz about hidden sources, and two big ones popped out: Yogurt and spaghetti sauce! I eat yogurt for breakfast a couple times a week, if I'm being really good, I buy the unsweetened nonfat kind and add fresh fruit to it, but this past week they had the sweetened stuff on sale (I'm a sucker for bargains, that's another thing I have to work on haha.) So, that goes. And I eat pasta at least once a week, and hadn't really thought about there being sugar in the spaghetti sauce (again, one of those bargains.) Ugh. Next time I'm going to buy fresh tomatoes and tomato paste and make my own healthy sauce. Oh and the BBQ sauce too! Thankfully I don't eat BBQ very often, but next time I do one of those summertime grill ups, I'll make my own sugar-free BBQ sauce.
As for the soda, I've cut down some this week, but haven't gone off it completely. But really, even one can in a day is more sugar than I'm supposed to eat for the whole day! I figured in the past if I just allocated the calories for it, I could indulge in one measly can. But I have to change my thinking and remember that food is energy, not a reward or comfort or all those things I use it for.
Ah well, baby steps, little by little, awareness is the first step to action.
| Pounds lost: 2.5