Week 1: I Quit Sugar

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)

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So easy to make & a great evening treat when you have friends over.

All you need is

  • Haloumi
  • Green Apple
  • Cinnamon
  • 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)

Going Sugar & Wheat Free

Every year for Lent myself and a few friends kick sugar until Easter. Usually, a few days in, I begin to feel great. I enjoy feeling healthy, lighter and cleaner.

This year, I started a few days early and I am hoping I might continue through Easter and resist those pesky eggs (..you know it, there is just something about them). On Friday we went to the Ham Yard Hotel to say farewell to our sweet friend and today was my first day sugar free. 

Along with giving up sugar, I have decided to try and ditch wheat. I don’t eat much but last week I had been craving bread so indulged in a roll most lunch times with my soup, by the end of the week I was feeling really really sick. 

I quit Sugar has arrived and I will start reading it tomorrow. I am hoping for some yummy pudding recipes as I am cooking for the boyfriends rents on Thursday and I would like to be able to make a dessert I can also enjoy.

(Watch out for some recipe reviews!)

Day 1

Sugar- So far so good, I am going to try and be super strict checking prepared food ingredients to ensure no sugar seeks in. Nakd bars are far the best things ever created! Perfect 11 o’clock tea break snack.

Wheat- Was not so good, my veggie sausages failed me. Not one to waste food, I am going to finish these up and pretend they never existed. 

My meals

  • Berries, yoghurt and oats
  • Nakd Bar: Pecan Pie
  • Chicken and Veggie stir fry
  • Handful of nuts
  • Veggie sausages and greens. 

Evening workouts

Tone it up, Love Your Body with HIIT 

Fitness Blender, Upper Body Workout 

I hope all your Mondays are going well!