Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Issues Abound #21DaysNoBS


Day 1 done: no sugar no wheat.  Issues abound. (You may find me a little grumpy here)

1.      I am scared that I’m now creating an obsession for sweets that never existed.  As I mentioned in my last blog I’m not really a tempted much by sweets, chocolates or dessert sand rarely have them.  But yesterday I walked through Spar and every single chocolate bar was calling my name!  “Eat us!” they pleaded.  This is exactly my issue with restrictive diets, I am sure they create cravings where none existed.

2.      I’m scared I might pick up weight.  What do you snack on?  I find I turned to nuts and biltong, since I’d already had salad for lunch and lots of veggies for supper.  Usually I’d have had a sandwich with cheese and cucumber or a coffee; which surely must have less calories than a handful of nuts or biltong?

3.      I’m not buying the ‘reset your palate’ thing.  The sweetness level in an apple, a banana, sweet potato – tastes right.  Likewise a cup of coffee with a generous teaspoon of sugar.  I only had 2 cups yesterday because it’s just not tasty without the sugar.

4.      I think it’s going to me make me feel sad and cheated.  Ok, lunch was delicious (chicken salad) and supper was delicious (Fillet with cream, mushrooms, spinach & brown rice with a side of sweet potato & banana fritters), but that little sweet treat for breakfast and afternoon (sweet coffee and rusk) is sorely missed.   And my daughter had to turn down a delicious slice of Carrot Cake today, which she hardly ever has!  Is this whole upheaval really worth leading a life where there are so many things we have to say no to? (Don’t give me the stevia/xylitol and coconut flour recipes just yet – that’s not Real Food in my book.)

Did I gleen any positives?  Weeelll, I can see how I could reduce sugar.  For example I think after the 21 days I might savour one really good cup of coffee with sugar instead of having the 6-8 I usually have.

Statistics:
Energy level: 2=Low. (Where 5 = ‘I could jog around the block’ and 1 = ’I’d like to take a nap’)
Weight: way too early to measure - check back in a week.

Day 2, here we go. Sigh.

2 comments:

  1. Go Natalie. So impressed you are doing this. And blogging too. Tomorrow is probably going to be the worst, if you are anything like me. Hang in there.

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  2. Sounds good. I have managed to cut out two spoons of sugar in both tea and coffee. I must say I don't miss it. I think by the end you will just appreciate the taste of coffee by itself. Or you will cut out coffee and get locked up for killing someone :)

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