The 'Towards a Sugar-Free Future' Challenge

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  • Honey_Bear
    Honey_Bear Posts: 7,076
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    Well that was an interesting week overall.  I did meet my ex-colleague and current colleague at 2.00pm and it wasn't too late for lunch - I had a crab sandwich which wasn't quite as nice as it should have been, but it stopped me from eating anything sugary so that worked out fine.  (I also took the dog, who had a doggie icecream, her first, and she absolutely loved it.  She's fine with dairy anyway, and a frozen yoghurt is a treat for her, so it was probably a bad idea because it probably had sugar in it, but never mind.
    Mostly, the week has been pretty good on the not eating sugar front.  I've had a couple of soft salted caramels on some evenings but overall it's been pretty good.  I did have a bar of milk chocolate but spread it over two days so that's much better than things used to be, and as the two days were Friday and today I'm okay with that.
    The key for me is eating enough of the right foods, particularly protein early in the day and for lunch.  I'm just trying to stay away from cheese at the moment because of cholesterol issues, so my go-to snack food is out as well as sugar and that makes life a bit more of a challenge.
    Better is good enough.
  • Honey_Bear
    Honey_Bear Posts: 7,076
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    This week went better.  I did eat chocolate, but only half a bar so far this week I think, other than a couple of squares of dark chocolate Belovéd bought me for after dinner two or three times.  Nothing like the binges of the past, and that, I'm absolutely certain is to do with looking at my diet in general and aiming to sort it out one meal at a time.
    I really like the quick, protein rich breakfast I'm eating every day and now realise that the reason I fail so regularly in the afternoons is that I don't plan my weekday lunches or tea time treat at all.  That's complete madness, just expecting myself to be able to make it up as I go along every day, when experience tells me I can't and don't do that successfully.  So, over the next few days it's my intention to plan out at least 10 lunches I really like eating that work for me and see if that affects things positively. 
    We meal plan for the evening meal each week, so why have I not been doing so for lunch?
    Better is good enough.
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