After deciding to do the sugar free challenge and combine it with crafting I did wonder how hard it was going to be. I love to bake and to cook and feed my little girl too. I was surprised, however, at how quickly the sugar cravings stopped. My body no longer has that ‘I need to eat something now’ panicky feeling, the rummage around the kitchen cupboards searching out anything to eat to satisfy the urge. Yesterday was the first day I have felt hungry, my fault really as I left it too long between meals and had to go shopping. I was pleased that I didn’t fill my trolley with rubbish but did find I bought more vegetables!
The most surprising thing though was when my daughter opened a packet of double chocolate cookies and the smell that came out of them was intense. For the first time my mind and my body literally jumped together and was forcing me towards a sticky end. I quickly wrapped them, more smell came out, my mouth was watering. I placed them well away from me and sat, a little shocked, at the reaction. I mean I love those kinds of cookies, could eat an entire pack and not think about about but, wow. Sugar is a powerful drug.
Top is my sugar free porridge, got quite a taste for it now. I also really enjoy the bacon, mushroom broccoli dinner. Large portion and takes a while to get through, I wouldn’t eat this too often because bacon is so processed but it is great for a treat. We also tried some banana egg pancakes. Surprised at how tasty they are and my daughter wolfed them down. Certainly not the prettiest looking but worth it.
Crafting wise I have made a laundry bag for my daughter, my oldest wanted a bag holder for the plastic bags so have been making a few of those. Knitting of course, and planning some bath bombs. I am going to do lots of these things in the half term with my daughter.
Upside to all this sugar free, I have lost 5lbs now!