7 Sep 2014

Quitting Sugar | Week 7

Well, this has snuck up on me.  I can't quite believe that I am now in my final week of the detox and that my next post will be my last in this series.  This diet feels so second nature now, which I never expected to happen.

As I mentioned in my Week 6 post, I have been in Dorset on holiday.  When I was away I was pretty rubbish at taking photos of my food, I guess I just got out of the habit of it pretty quickly and as I had been exercising so much and that combined with the sea air, rendered me in a state of constant hunger so I didn't hang around to take pictures!  

What I've eaten:
I may have indulged in chips a little too much, but I don't really eat them at home and I was at the seaside so that kind of makes it ok, right?  I ate fresh seafood like delicious scallops, a pasty or two after checking on their sugar status and some lovely deli cheeses.  I also ate homemade chocolate nutty granola every day for breakfast, sandwiches or salads for lunch and snacks of my staple sugar-free chocolate yoghurt and some berries.

Once I got home I decided to reduce my potato intake somewhat and up my veggies back to the usual amount with aubergine bake and maize couscous and gluten-free spaghetti with grated courgettes, tomato, lemon and ricotta.

Images L-R are:

Amaranth and rice crackers with avocado and tomato.
Grilled chicken salad with healthy yoghurt ranch dressing.
My favourite pub meal!  Scallops in a creamy, garlic sauce with chips and salad.

What I've drunk:
Water, wine and fruit tea (again).

Weight loss:
I have stayed about the same (shockingly after so many chips) and my total loss stands at around 8lbs.

How I feel:
Firstly very excited that I've managed to stay committed to this diet for this long and secondly pretty good about myself.  I think I summed a lot of my feelings up in my previous post, but to reiterate I feel calmer, more focused, healthier and happier!  I also have the overwhelming urge to go to the gym, but that may just be chip guilt.

I now have the difficult task of deciding what I am going to do after this week is over.  I am definitely going to try and work on a diet plan and am going to take some advice from the I Quit Sugar books.  I like that it doesn't say you can never eat sugar again, but how to have small amounts of it and still maintain a healthy attitude and diet as this has been my ultimate aim all along.


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  1. Aubergine bake sounds bloody incredible. I can't wait to see what happens next in your sugarless adventure!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

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    1. Well that's enough enthusiasm to warrant a recipe post haha! Thanks, can't quite believe the detox is almost over x

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  2. Way to go! So close to the finish!
    I think you're going to love the amount of control you'll have over your love of sugar. Now that you've made it this far, you know that you can handle it. You have more self control than you did those 7 weeks ago (and will have even more after 8!) and your body knows it doesn't NEED all that excess sugar to function. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!
    ~ Samantha
    samsamcherie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks :) Well if I continue to feel like that then I will have achieved my goal! No more guilty chocolate binges and slathering everything with sauces and chutney x

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