No Sugar Challenge - beyond the challenge

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

First thanks for the words of encouragement from those who followed and commented on the blog. They were much appreciated.

I've passed the 10 day challenge, and have decided to make a longer term commitment to this way of eating. It's hard to find food that is quick and easy and has no added sugar. It's pretty much in everything!!!!
Sundays are my day to plan and cook. I stock up on fresh fruits and veggies, cook some brown rice and lean protein, and portion it out for the week when I'm usually very busy. That seems to really help me to stick to the plan. The easier it is on weekdays the better.

I feel so much more in control of my eating this way. I can't say that my willpower is better, I just really don't even think about food the way that I used to. I honestly am obsessed with the vending machines on the days when I have sugar. On the days when I don't, I often look up from what I'm doing and realize that it's well past lunchtime and I haven't eaten yet, or that it's time to go home and I haven't thought about a snack at all.

I plan to certainly take days off, or splurge on sugar when I decide it's the right time but I'd like that to be the exception and not the norm. I have lost 6 pounds since I started this little journey, and I have a lot more to go, so for now it's working for me and it's not hard to stick with.
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    What an inspiration for me; I eat too many items that are loaded with sugar and I am working on eliminating extra sugar in my diet. I was amazed to read that you lost 6 pounds on your journey. That is emoticon
    1406 days ago
  • JANET552
    Wow!! First, congratulations and second, it has certainly been helpful. More and more I read about people who've done the no sugar route and feel great. I'm not there yet but it might just be in my future! Thanks for posting.
    1409 days ago
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