My daughter Elisabeth started a 30 Days Without Added Sugar Challenge starting from May 18th, and I decided to join.
Today is day 30, and I am happy to say I did it!
We did No added sugar - like in all kinds of sugar, honey, syrup etc. - and no added sweetener, so all diet drinks, chewing gums etc. were also out.
I have been reading labels!
I guess you know that as good as all store bought salad dressings have sugar in them, but did you know that most potato chips and salty crackers have sugar in them too?
How did I "survive"?
I have not been craving to much, and I have eaten some fruit or berries every day, with no sugar, no custard or no ice cream.
I have made chia pudding every now and then - chia seeds and unsweetened coconut milk, topped with fresh fruit and berries.
The serving above is made by Elisabeth and served instead of cake at her house for Sunday coffee.
Unsweetened crepes with melon, nectarine and strawberries for dessert
Mixed fruit and berries - yummy
I have been to social gatherings, and done well -
at one time I took a small bowl of something that looked like fresh fruit, but it turned out it had sugar drizzled on. I could not leave the bowl without being rude, so - Well - I ate it and enjoyed it, and did not lash myself for it - I just picked up and continued where I left, having no more sugary stuff after.
We had an exception for birthdays, and I have attended 1 birthday.
I tasted both the cakes in moderation, but boy were they sweet…… to sweet really….. and it gave me a very upset stomach during the night…..
30 days is not that much in the big picture, but I am determined to stay on a healthier diet from now on.
Fresh fruit and berries gives both sweet taste, vitamins and fibre - sugary sweets gives sugar and a gazillion additives that
can not be are not good for me!
The only thing I have really missed is my breakfast marmalade - so from tomorrow morning I will enjoy it again :-)
In my quest to be healthier I am as from today drinking 1,5 litres (51 fl. oz.) water every day for 30 days, hoping to make that a good habit too!
I do not drink fruit juice or soft drinks with sugar or sweeteners from before, and I do know that I need to hydrate more with water than what I already do!
TGIF - have a good one !