Week 3 of I Quit Sugar is here.
That means NO sugar.
Week 2 was pretty good. I found eating things like Haloumi cheese and avocado filled me up so much I didn’t feel the need to eat a lot of chocolate.
Of course I spent a lot of time dreading…
Now we’re on to week 3. And that means no sugar.
< What a cute and appropriate brooch! >
“No” sugar means no:
- Fruit or fruit juice
- Soft drinks
- Condiments containing sugar (BBQ or Tomato sauce for example)
- etc., etc.
Obviously things like carrots and beetroot are sweet and have some kind of sugar content but that’s ok.
I’m a bit nervous. Being human, the idea of giving up something is always hard.
But Sarah Wilson writes in her I Quit Sugar book about a technique she calls “Crowding out” :
“This is a theory I subscribe to with my eating overall. Rather than engage in prohibitive, restrictive eating (“I must quit chocolate”, “I have to stop eating muffins”), swap tactics.
Eat MORE of the good stuff. Each meal, load up on green vegetables, nuts, healthy grains, eggs etc and “crowd out” the “bad food”. That is, stuff yourself with spinach and you won’t get around to eating chocolate.”
This technique worked to the slight degree that I tried it last week so I’m going to give it more emphasis this week.
So this week will see me eating me vegetables, proteins and salad.