Although I am yet to read this book, I have been reading about it and all about the evils of sugar, so I'm sugar free.
I started on Sunday, and although I've been very good I have had a few minor slip ups, mainly because I was not aware there was sugar in seaweed crackers (they tasted so sweet, I checked the label), and I've been drinking a herbal tea which has rosehips in it - which are high in fructose. So, no more rosehip tea!
It feels good to have been almost sugar free for the last five days. I haven't really had any withdrawals apart from a slight headache for a couple of days. The best side affect is I'm not as hungry as I usually am, and not having the terrible fatigue after lunch that I usually get. Even after a not-so-good night's sleep thanks to restless Charlie.
Now I am trying to come up with ideas for good snacks, especially as I'm staying away from fruit(apart from berries) for a couple of weeks (I suspect I have a fructose intolerance, but not sure). So, what's good for snacking on:
- plain, unsweetened greek yoghurt with a sprinkling of nuts (very nice)
- celery and carrot sticks with hummus (also homemade)
- labna - a yoghurt cheese - homemade and marinated in herbs,olive oil and lemon rind
- rice crackers (sans sugar) with hummus, cottage cheese, smoked salmon or cheese
- sliced cucumber with cottage cheese or unsweetened dips
- toast and vegemite
- gluten free oatmeal (finally found a place to buy them online) with milk or cream
I hope I'll have loads of benefits to report on over the next few weeks.