One more day. One more day. One more day! That was my mantra all of Tuesday. I had a pretty uneventful day, and this will probably be a pretty uneventful post. It’s 9:45 at night and this girl is tired!
So let’s just jump right in…
What did I eat, on Day 9 Fed Up Challenge?
Breakfast (7:30 a.m.): Plain organic yogurt with frozen mixed fruit (strawberry, mango, pineapple, banana), chia seeds, and cocoa nibs. Basically I was too lazy to make a smoothie so I just threw everything together and made a healthy version of a yogurt parfait!
Snack (9:30 a.m.): Handful of mixed nuts. As per usual.
Lunch (11:15 a.m.): The leftover pork chop and veggies from our date night at JD Hoyt’s Saturday. I was dying to put some barbecue sauce or ketchup on it, but knew I couldn’t. I just love me some condiments!
Snack (2:00 p.m.): I was out on a few errands for the work-based learning part of my job (where I help students get jobs and then monitor them so they can receive high school credit) when I decided to stop at my favorite local coffee shop (which also happens to be right next to my work!). The place is called BruHouse and serves up sandwiches, homemade soups, and the usual coffee and tea selection. I got myself this unsweetened raspberry ice tea and a cup of chicken wild rice soup to go. This iced tea saved my life! I was craving something sweet since lunch, and this did the trick.
Sweet, sweet, unsweetened ice tea.
Snack (5:30 p.m.): After work I walked down to the grocery store (it’s about a mile from our place) and picked up a few things for dinner and the week. I also ran across these babies in the chocolate aisle:
We’ve had this kind before, but for some reason I didn’t really think about them for oh…the past 8 days. What was I thinking! They only contain stevia as a sweetener, which is derived from the stevia plant. It doesn’t spike your blood sugar like sugar itself does and has essentially zero calories (but not because it’s artificial). I only had a small piece of the almond variety, but boy was it good. Hit the spot after 8 days of no sugar!
Dinner (7:00 p.m.): Grilled chicken salad on baby romaine lettuce. With tomato and these parmesan crisps. Parmesan crisps are so freakishly delicious. I had two.
Our original plan was to make caesar salad, but I thought there was sugar in mayonnaise so I dressed mine with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Then I realized (after I finished my salad, of course!) that the mayo we have in the house does not actually contain any sugar – bah! It was still delicious, regardless.
Snack (9:30 p.m.): Upon returning home from teaching yoga, I was still a bit hungry. I had a handful of sea salt and vinegar chips (my favorite!) and split an orange with the fiancé.
And that’s a wrap!
Biggest challenge of the day?
Having to go into Culver’s (a local fast food joint that has amazing ice cream) to talk to an employer of one of my student’s. It was beyond tempting to be in there with all those delicious looking ice creams floating around!
Tip of the Day
If you know you can’t get rid of sugar completely for the day, focus on the small choices can you make to eliminate some of it. What are the obvious sources that you can eliminate? Desserts, sodas, and (most!) condiments are full of sugar.
Alright folks. It’s currently 10:20 p.m. and I am officially done with my 10 days of no sugar! I’ll fill you in on the last day tomorrow. Until then, feel free to leave me a comment or question below – I love hearing from you!