1 Week DownLast week I issued myself a 30 day no sugar or junk/fast food challenge. It is now a week later and I have done well. I have had zero soda, zero fast food and almost no sugar. I did slip on the sugar but not as bad as you would think. I did have some homemade jam on toast and some yummy honey too, no problem there, but I also had a couple of swigs of chocolate milk while waiting on dinner one night. So all in all not bad but, still room for improvement.
How do I feel?Well, I have started fighting a sinus infection this week which kind of sways the answer. Over all I feel great, I really haven't had to fight any crazy cravings, though I do find it important to eat at more consistent times regularly. It is also helpful to have some type of healthy snack about; since I can't just grab a candy bar and a root beer if I am felling a bit snackish.
Water is Very ImportantI have noticed that late in the day I feel very lethargic and start to have a bit of a headache. My first though was either blood sugar or a caffeine headache. It would be far to easy to justify grabbing a Dr. Pepper or something.
Turns out it is because I am getting dehydrated. I keep a few bottles of water around that I drink and refill, though I haven't bee drinking enough. Just goes to show you how much soda pop I was drinking... In the past when I got thirsty I would pull into a gas station and grab a fountain drink. Now all I have to do is reach over and grab a bottle of water. I need to add a couple more bottles and drink more regularly not just when I am feeling really thirsty.
Any Weight Loss?Its hard to say, my scale is not great and it's only been a week. Since we all have been sick a little this last week I have missed 4 days of exercise. That being said, I would say I have lost maybe 2+ lbs. Weight loss is not not goal here, I want to see how I feel without these things in my daily diet.
What's the plan for next week?I am working on pulling together some other options for breakfast and for snacking. I am working on a recipe for a granola with sprouted grains and nuts. I expect it will be very tasty and yet also very nutritious. I also plan to avoid chocolate milk and try to work in some more veggies during the day.
I'll check back in and update you how it goes...