Embarking on a successful sugar detox is all about attitude and momentum. I cleared my fridge of all the sugary stuff a couple days ago but last night I lay awake for a while wishing I had just one cup of juice… Or soda. 😛 I got a few ice cubes and closed my eyes to pretend they were Popsicles. The struggle is real. And that was just day 1.
But by day 2, I woke up early, feeling energized. I convinced myself to stay inside until it was light outside and I got a 2.5 mile run in, complete with some stair jumping in the park.
Breakfast was an omelette on a white roll. I don’t think there’s any sugar in this bread but it’s the last of it so if it’s a cheat item, it won’t matter ’cause there’s no more of it.
I packed a couple bananas for snacks
Lunch was a delicious salad with poached chicken, shaved carrots, mushroom, artichoke hearts, tomatoes atop mixed greens. I found a natural salad dressing that has no sugar, no artificial sweeteners.
And water. Lots and lots of water. Cold water if possible.
5 things keeping me motivated today:
1. This New York Times article promoting diet, not just exercise, as a weight loss tool (they’re both important but it’s really hard to exercise away bad food choices)
2. A new blog I’m following about one woman’s transformation to reach her goal weight.
3. This book called Sugar Crush that a friend recommended to me a couple weeks ago but that I didn’t feel ready to read back then.
4. Going back to read this blog post
5. This cartoon
What’s on your list of favorites today? What’s the best thing you’re eating today?