Sugar Detox: Week Two Update
Week two of my sugar detox is in the books! It was definitely a little easier than the first week, being able to eat fruit was FANTASTIC. I didn’t feel like I had as many cravings for cookies or ice cream, which is exactly what I was going for. I have been feeling really tired lately, though. I’m not sure if it’s related to the sugar detox or not, but I’m getting plenty of sleep at night, and even multiple Diet Pepsis per day isn’t cutting it (I know, my pop addiction could be what’s causing the tiredness, but enough about that).
When I stepped on the scale this morning, I hadn’t lost any weight since last week, and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t frustrated by that. I did still snack on my white cheddar Cheez Its, but at least once a day I would eat fruit instead of snacking on something high-fat. I didn’t have a stress eating binge day like I did last Saturday. I cooked some really good, healthy meals. I even ran a 5k!!! Okay, so I mostly walked it with little spurts of running mixed in, but I was sore enough it’s like my body thought I ran the whole thing!
I found a granola recipe that called for no sugar and made that last night, and got some plain fat free Greek yogurt to eat with the granola and my strawberries and grapes this afternoon. I’m not sure how it will taste but I’m going in with positive vibes, I will pretend it’s the ice cream the old me would have gotten as an afternoon snack. I am also bagging up my Cheez Its into one serving baggies instead of taking the whole box to work, because I can’t just give them up cold turkey. Baby steps, people!
Losing weight isn’t the main purpose of this challenge, but it was an expected byproduct. If I’m not losing weight from dropping the vast amounts of sugar I was previously eating, it means I’m replacing that with something just as bad, which isn’t really making progress. So even though eating less Cheez Its isn’t technically part of the challenge, replacing one bad habit for another wasn’t the goal, either. So I will limit the amount of non sweet “bad” foods I eat this week, along with adding in yogurt and granola, and we’ll see how it goes.
Life is one big experiment, and we have to learn from our experiences and adjust our actions or we’ll never grow.