Not with what you might think, but with this Challenge! I can’t believe how impossible it felt to first of all, cut out sugar. Now that I’ve come this far, it’s the last thing I want to put in my body. Gross! I’m still sniffling away, but found myself with much more energy than I usually would after work. I even sweated it out for a quick workout at the gym since it’s beneficial to do light exercise when you’re feeling not so great – it did it’s job!
I haven’t really had to cut too much out from my diet. Basically only cream in my coffee (which I’m now drinking black, but find myself not needing/ craving coffee nearly as much), oatmeal & quinoa (who I don’t miss yet), peanut butter (that was a sad love affair which needed to end or at least be cut back – TOO MANY SPOONFULS A DAY!), and that’s pretty much it. Instead of reaching for a quick fix snack, I’ve topped up my fridge with smoothies. The ‘Twizzle My Nizzle’ as I like to call them! I throw in anything healthy that’s around, nothing too specific: banana, orange, apple, kale, spinach, almond butter, avocado, romaine lettuce, coconut milk/almond milk, frozen berries, and whatever else might taste good! I’ve even put a bunch in the freezer for my lunches. If you recommend anything else, please let me know. I’m loving any advice.
This all started with a 4 day challenge to stop eating sugar. From your comments, it seems like there’s more 4 day cut-out-the-crack challengers – I’m stoked for you! I have a feeling this is gonna be good. Only 3 days in, and I’m feeling clean. Already. 37 more days to go in the challenge for JC and I, and who knows, I might make the majority of this my lifestyle. I’ll continue letting you know how I’m feeling throughout the way.
Here’s some of the meals I’ve been having so far:
Lunches: chicken salad with soup (See Recipes under Healthy Eats!)
Dinners: Ground turkey veggie stirfry for day one, salmon with asparagus, avocado & salad last night, and tonight I had a tuna salad with everything I could find: spinach, kale, carrots, cucumbers, red/green/yellow pepper, apricots & blueberries, cilantro, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds and shredded beets. Feeling Great! I’ll have some more interesting recipes to start adding to the list soon :)
I’ll leave you with this inspiration for the day:
Don’t be afraid to fall in love. It’s the only thing that matters in life. Just fall in love with as many things as possible.
Smile with your heart!