That’s it, friends! I’ve had it.
After a recent faceplant into a box of Trader Joe’s Sea Salt Brownie Bites, I decided it’s about time to go separate ways. It’s been a little out of control lately. Not sure what happened, but I think Costco had something to do with it (umm, hello 15-pack Häagen-Dazs ice cream bars…) . And then this happened a few times this summer:
Here’s the deal: I can’t ditch the coffee. I need it to function and I’ve already cut way down. But the ice cream has to go!
I also had fitness assessment with my personal trainer a few days ago, and I don’t like what I’ve seen. I gained weight. Quite a bit. It’s time to take charge of my health again, after these months of moving and paperwork stress.
I figured that my little guy loves the gym play care so much, I might as well go a few times per week, but in addition to working out regularly again, I know I must also change my food habits.
So, to kick-start my new challenge to becoming healthier (again!), I’m saying no to sugar for a week. That’s right, folks – 7 long days!
Here’s my plan:
- No added refined sugar in treats or drinks – replace sweet cravings with a piece of fresh fruit
- focus on whole, fresh foods, mostly veggies and fruit, and whole grains
- More green smoothies!
- more lean protein – I don’t think I’m getting enough protein, which results in my cravings (nutritionist/RD friends, please correct me if that’s wrong, it’s just a suspicion I have)
- No weird sauces/condiments that contain sugar – luckily we don’t keep those around, this would be more of an issue when eating out
Of course I will write a recap for you to let you know how it went.
So now I need your help! What are some good, easy, refined sugar-free, healthy treats that tame a sweet tooth? I’m thinking: Lärabars, banana and nut butter, smoothies instead of ice cream, but all I want is a Sea Salt Brownie Bite. Good thing I ate them all.
Wanna join me? You can tweet about your #SugarFreeWeek adventures and follow me @susoniadotcom to see how it will work out for me.