Week 1 of the I quit sugar programme.
Before we get started, I have to admit that I may have had a tiny tiny amount of sugar last Thursday. I was cooking a feast for family and as my ‘I QUIT SUGAR’ book hadn’t arrived I opted for a dark chocolate tart and it required 2 table spoons of sugar and a whole load of dark chocolate. It also required testing- it was delicious.
(yes that’s right, I blame Royal Mail and not my will power).
That aside, today I had a revolution, it was 1pm, I had had toast for breakie at 8am, a flat white and two oatcakes. By this time, I am usually crying out for lunch but today I’m wasn’t.
Maybe something was working..
I have also always considered myself a healthy eater, eating lots of fruit and veg and forever conscious of being low fat. But still, I was always ready for my next meal. After reading more, although being healthy, I definitely have/had a high fructose diet.
The idea of getting out of the sugar cycle really appealed to me.
The theory behind giving up fructose in a nutshell
- It doesn’t enable to ‘stop’ hormone so we’ll (well I do) continue eating it until we’re sick
- It can’t be processed properly by your body so effectively turns into fat
- Modern food processes means it basically added to EVERYTHING (as I am quickly finding out)
Not a good combination.
The results so far: I am feeling okay, definitely feeling more satisfied and I basically passed out last night and I was comatosed until 7am.
I’ll feel like I should wait until I have finished the 8 week programme before I review the book but a little taster of one of the recipes- Salted Caramel Haloumi & Apple (basically my favourite words)
So easy to make & a great evening treat when you have friends over.
All you need is
- Green Apple
- Sea Salt
Throw it all in a pan and done.
(oh yes, forgot to mention wheat free is out the window although wholegrain and moderation is in)