Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sugar Free

So I decided that something had to give, you know, since I was actually GAINING weight while feeding myself and another human being.
(For the record, I totally don't want to hear how your pregnancy weight just melted off while you were nursing)

So I decided to try going sugar/white flour free until Easter to see how I feel.
And let me tell you this.
I am a far better person with sugar in my life.
I am grouchy. and irritable, and even more impatient than I used to be.
All I want is a little something sweet. And something to drink that isn't water.
(although I pretty much gave up Diet Coke when Paige was born, I want one sostinkingbad right now)

I also started logging my food again on myfitnesspal.com. (username turtlemomma) And I'm actually having a hard time getting all of my calories in. 
Reading nutrition labels and really paying attention to the food I'm eating has made me super aware of just how much sugar I was eating before, and I am totally shocked!

Giving up sugar is a huge sacrifice for me. But I'm actually really proud of myself for making it through two days of being sugar free.
I'm learning to eat for nourishment, instead of pleasure.
Making healthy choices, instead of easy ones.

And I'm really hoping that my mood will shift eventually. That after detoxing from the sugar, I'll be back to my normal sleep deprived self.

In the meantime, I could really use some food suggestions or snack ideas. I have a feeling the stuff I've been eating is going to get old really quick.


oh_mg said...

Great job going sugar free! I try and limit mine to naturally occurring sugars (in fruit, etc) - but it's definitely tough! One of my big transitions lately was going from Chobani greek yogurt with fruit in it to Fage plain and eating "real" fruit on the side - less sugar, less processed. Feels great!

One of my favorite snacks is popcorn. I make 3 tbsp. in the morning (about 6-8 cups popped) and put it in 2-3 different containers so I can nosh on it all day!

Sarah from Onmyweightohappiness said...

Stick with it it gets easier as far as label reading and what not, its a bit overwhelming at first but does get easier! I haven't completely ever given up sugar 100% but I do watch my sugar intake on things.

Adrienne said...

Good for you! Frozen fruit and yogurt are a great sweet ;)

Ashley Gregg said...

Hey Kendra! One of the best sweet snacks in the world that is good for you and actually helps you get enough calories and protein is to take chocolate protein powder(the kind that is lower carb...costco sells some) and mix with a little peanut butter and just enough water to make it syrupy. Then dip strawberries or frozen banana slices in it. Oh man, I swear I survived on that for several months when I was trying to lose weight!

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