27 Jul 2014

Quitting Sugar | Week 1

This is my first entry of week one of trying to cut sugar out of my diet, or going into sugar rehab as it probably should be called!  I will keep this post fairly short, but if you have any questions, please ask away in the comments.


I have spent the past week cutting down the amount of refined sugar I consume, which has not been too hard so far, but then I guess if I'm still eating a tiny amount then I won't be feeling any withdrawal just yet.  I have had no chocolate for over a week which hasn't been too hard as it's been lovely warm weather, although the cravings for ice cream have been very hard to overcome.  I haven't been faced with any 'I HAVE to comfort eat' days which has probably been a real advantage.

What I've eaten: A lot of nuts like cashews, pistachios and almonds for snacks, but also with natural yoghurt and oats for breakfast.  Omelettes and halloumi or goat's cheese salads for lunch.  Simple dinners of pasta and vegetables or lean meat and fish with vegetables and potatoes.  Above images are of toasted oats, almonds, natural yoghurt and raspberries and a halloumi salad with sugar free onion relish.

What I've drunk: Green tea, lots of water and a little bit of white wine because apparently wine is fine and I'm not going to argue with that!  I have also tried 'mojito' style smoothies (not following the recipe because I didn't have all of the ingredients) which are surprisingly delicious.  I blended kale, spinach, avocado, coconut milk, lime juice, mint and a bit of stevia.

Weight loss: My weight does fluctuate, which I think is mainly water weight, but currently I have lost about 4lbs.

How I feel:  Nothing too drastic yet as it is still early days.  Haven't had any mood swings though, which is nice! My concentration might be also a little bit improved.  One thing I have noticed, is that I have been waking up naturally much earlier than normal.  This never happens!  I'm really enjoying having more time in the day and being able to be more productive.

Overall feeling pretty good in myself, hoping that everything will just keep on improving, although I am fully aware there will be harder days to come!


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  1. I'm intrigued. Looking forward to seeing how this goes!

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    1. Thanks, I hope it continues to be interesting x

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  2. It sounds like things are going smoothly for you! (And some of that food sounds delicious!) Best of luck :)
    ~ Samantha
    samsamcherie.blogspot.com

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  3. White wine is allowed?? Why didnt I do this sooner!?
    Sounds like you found some pretty tasty stuff to eat still, phew! Interesting that it's already having an effect on your body clock!!
    M x Life Outside London

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    1. Hahaha well that was pretty much my thought! Yeah it's really odd actually, I have never been an early riser and yet even after a late night I'm waking up early x

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  4. I am so interested to see how this works for you. I'm slowly accepting that I'm a sugar addict too and that it is the reason why I'm gaining pounds and feeling so disgusting all the time, but I just can't seem to pluck up the courage to change anything. If it works for you then I have no reason not to give it a try! Sounds like it's going well at the moment though so good luck! xox

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    1. Thank you! Ah yes, it was admitting it to myself that was really hard. I think because I love sugar so much I just tried to come up with other excuses as to why I was feeling crappy and gradually gaining weight. I hope this proves to be a worthwhile experiment and is helpful if you're looking to cut down on your sugar intake. Thanks again x

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