Maie - Now Sugar And Alcohol Free!!
Well I did it! One whole week with no white sugar. And I mean NO sugar. If sugar is listed as an ingredient I have avoided it. So that means no desserts, no sauces, no to many cereals and no to any alcohol. Oh my beloved glass of wine ... you will pass my lips again but not till I've hit my goal weight. Damn sugar ... it's everywhere!
I really thought that this may be a difficult thing to give up but surpisingly, it really was no biggie. I still have a couple of fruit servings a day and the natural sugar from those seems to hit the spot.
So after a week of no sugar, drastically reduced starches and breads and reduced calories, I have managed to drop 4 lbs. I know I know ... you always lose more the first week .... water weight blah blah blah. But I feel good about it and it has me inspired to go on. Especially since after just a few days I actually felt a little different. I have not once this week had an afternoon crash time where I felt draggy and needed sugar, caffeine or a nap (which is not really in option is it?).
And I've discovered a new healthy snack that cures my craving for sugar and something to munch on while watcing TV. It's homemade apple chips. I use Royal Gala apples because they have a nice sweetness to them. I thinly slice them and lay them out flat in a single layer on parchemnt paper lined baking sheets. Sprinkle a little cinnamon on them and bake at 225 degrees for about 2 hours (or until crisp) They crisp up more once they cool but if still not crispy enough for you just stick 'em back in the oven.
If you have any good no white sugar snack suggestions feel free to share.