It’s about that time for my sugar-free update! I mentioned in the past that I wanted to give this sugar-free lifestyle a go to see what happens… at least until the wedding (and no, probably not going to do this on my bachelorette weekend in Vegas).
So far, I’ve been feeling good. I noticed that I have been sleeping very well and getting up without feeling bloated/groggy. I do eat fruit, which is no issue for me. I actually prefer fresh fruit to sweets any day of the week. The hardest part has been not putting sugar in my coffee. So to be honest, I haven’t really been drinking much coffee, either! That’s probably a good thing. As much as I love it, I definitely think cutting back a bit is a good thing. With the fall quickly approaching, I know I’ll be back to my tea drinking, anyways. I LOVE tea during the cool months! Joe and I always have a couple mugs of tea while we curl up on the couch in the fall and winter. It’s a good habit to be in.
Anyways – here is what I am eating lately, sans sugar.
Leftovers from the weekend! I’m obsessed with this sweet potato hash with vegetables and avocado. I am going to post the recipe in the future, I promise. Not pictured: a big bowl of ripe mango and my vitamins.
A couple snacks – nectarine, saturn peach, and pistachios (my favorite nut!)
The cafe started carrying this brand of flavored water, and it was labeled non-gmo and vegan. I saw mango and had to have it. I liked it! It’s very subtle – tastes like regular water going down and then the hint of fruit hits you after. Definitely a fan – I want to try the strawberry kiwi flavor next.
Can you tell that bowls are my thing for dinner? Just tossing in a bunch of healthy sides does the trick for me. Above is cooked mushrooms, fresh cucumber salad, and lentil and freekeh salad (with white vinegar, olive oil, carrots, and celery). Simple and so good.
So that is what I’ve been munching on these days – and feeling really good about the no sugar deal – you know, aside from fruit. Because honestly, anything that grows on a tree or from the earth is perfect in my book!
Has anyone else here ever cut out sugar? How did it go… did you notice any results? Would love to hear your experience. xx bianca