Day 4 Fed Up Challenge

Happy Friday ya’ll!

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Yesterday was Day 4 Fed Up Challenge, and it was by far the hardest day for me. Honestly though, I think it’s because I made eggs for breakfast. I was feeling a change of pace (not to mention I had no bananas in the house for a smoothie!), so decided to fry up two eggs before work. I usually only eat eggs on the weekends (and definitely not every weekend). Sometimes when I eat eggs, I don’t feel that great afterwards. Especially if I eat more than one. That was the case yesterday.

It was also potluck at work for May/June staff birthdays. What unfortunate timing! I said I would bring my Buffalo Chicken Dip, but Wednesday night kind of forgot about it. The fiancé’s mom loaned me some cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese while we were at dinner. We had the rest of the ingredients in the house. Or so I thought. When I woke up in the morning however, I realized I had forgotten the ranch dressing! My coworker was nice enough to run out on his prep hour to pick me some up. I got the dip started, and had a few bites to “taste test”. I knew once the ranch came it would have sugar in it, so I had to steal a few bites before that!

The pot luck included homemade chicken noodle soup, Subway sandwiches, BBQ meatballs, chicken salad, and homemade carrot cake that looked to die for. One of my coworkers was like “you can eat a sandwich, there’s no sugar in there”. Unfortunately, the sad truth is, that there more than likely is. Almost all wheat products contain sugar. Just look at this stat from Fed Up:

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 The Scary Truth

That’s nuts. But if you read the ingredient labels you will find out for yourself, that it’s pretty darn true.

Besides just been down right physically hungry yesterday, I was psychologically hungry (is that a thing?). You know when you tell yourself you can’t have something, and then just want it THAT MUCH MORE? Yep, that was me. I have even been dreaming about sweets. The first dream I ate a chocolate chip cookie, and then afterwards was like “oh yea, I wasn’t supposed to eat sugar!”. The next dream someone at my work was eating Oreo cookies in front of me. So weird. I don’t even like sweets that much. Just ask the fiancé. He’s the sweet tooth, I’m the salty. Salt and vinegar chips don’t last long around me.

So what did the day look like for me overall? Well, read on:

Breakfast (7:00 a.m.): 2 organic eggs, fried in a little olive oil.

Snack (9:00 a.m.): Handful of mixed nuts.

Lunch (11:15 a.m.): Few bites of Buffalo Chicken Dip (before the ranch was added). Salad with chicken, avocado, cojito cheese, and cucumber. Chips and Frontera salsa.

Snack (5:00 p.m.): Baby carrots.

Dinner (8:15 p.m.): Fresh cheese tortellini with presto and parmesan cheese. I bought the fresh Bertagni pasta on sale from the grocery store. Although it is obviously gluten-filled, it did not contain added sugar. And usually we make pesto homemade, but I knew this was going to be a crazy week so I bought some of the pre-made kind. It was from CIBO Naturals. They are my favorite airplane convenient store. Lots of fresh, healthy, all-natural options. I didn’t even know they sold products at the grocery store!

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 No sugar here people. Just pure deliciousness.

Challenge of the Day?

Saying no to all the delicious looking goodies at the staff potluck! And craving things just because I know I can’t have them.

Tip of the Day:

You can make the right choice, even when others are tempting you not to! Just know that what you are doing is temporary. And who knows, you may find after 10 days you don’t even crave those things anymore! Or at least, that’s the hope. :)

So that’s it for me. Tonight we are going out to eat with friends. Should be interesting! Feel free to comment/say hello below – I love hearing from you!

 

Comments

  1. Hi Kate, I noticed that you use Udi’s gluten-free products, but they are made with products like cane syrup and molasses. Those are all considered sugars. I’m trying to do the challenge and I want to be clear on what’s okay to eat :)

    • Hi Sonia! I did occasionally use Udi’s products but no longer am gluten-free now that I’ve found the real culprit to my IBS symptoms (tree nuts). If you are participating in the sugar-free challenge, I would continue to read labels and know the different sources of sugar (sounds like you already do this!). You are correct that Udi’s products do contain sugars so if you are truly trying to stay away from added sugar, you’ll have to give those up. Hope this helps!

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