So it’s been a week since I started the sugar free thing, and so far I’m pretty happy with my progress. I’ve lost 2.4kgs, which may only be down to not boozing as much as usual, but I’ll take it anyway.
As for avoiding sugar it’s been fairly easy in the most part but I have been caught out a couple of times with things I thought would be OK and weren’t, such as carrots and chickpeas. Whilst I know these aren’t major, it’s still interesting to find out what does and doesn’t have sugar in it, whether naturally occurring or added. I’ve consumed an average of 3.4 grams of sugar a day. Whilst this is way below the national average of 37 grams (which let’s face it is a hideous amount), it’s still a bit higher than I would have liked.
My worst day was Saturday the 3rd when I had some bubbles, they were 6 grams! If I remove that from the equation it’s only 2.5 grams per day, so I do have to keep an eye on the ole bubbles!
Deciding what to eat has been ‘OK’ I’m mostly eating meat and salads. I certainly don’t miss or crave anything, it’s just more of a chore deciding what to eat. Normally we have homemade hamburgers once a week, we haven’t had them this week because I couldn’t decide how to replace the bun.
I haven’t had any side effects, either positive or negative, that I am aware of, perhaps week two will start showing some of these.
If you have any questions about my sugar free progress feel free to hit me up!