Halfway through #SugarFreeFeb

I am halfway through sugar free Feb and still going strong(ish).  Well there have been a few bends in the rule in my mind. 

During the half term holidays, we went out to eat and apart from water there is nothing else really to drink.  The one time when we were out, I had diet Pepsi as that was the only sugar free soft drink available.  Another day I had crisps but I don’t want to stop eating chocolates and biscuits and start bingeing on crisps. I’m trying to cut out all junk food in the process and eat more fruits which although is still sweet, it’s so much healthier. I do seem to be eating more toast with butter in the morning. I’m not 100% sure why. I guess I’m trying to make the gap from breakfast to lunch last longer so I don’t get tempted by biscuits in between.

Coffee

This is the first time in my life I’m drinking coffee without sugar.  It’s horrible. It’s probably the one thing I miss the most. When I first started drinking coffee at University I used to have at least 3 spoons of sugar and lots of milk.  A couple of times while working in London I had coffee without milk but lots of sugar. The milk had gone off and everyone was too busy to go out and buy some! However, this is definitely the first time I’m having coffee without sugar. Lots of people have said that once you drink coffee without sugar you won’t want to go back.  I still have two more weeks of this and so far, I don’t think I’m going to change to sugar free coffee yet.

Desserts

The biscuits and chocolates I do kind of miss but I’ve noticed I can quite easily get through the day without having any.  I have a feeling I eat these more from boredom or as a distraction from doing something important but I really don’t feel like doing it.  I keep dreaming about all the chocolate, particularly Nutella, biscuits and all the snacks that I will be able to eat once February is done. However, a part of me doesn’t want to go back to the such bad habits. I know I’m not going to completely give up sugar but I want to try and save the mad sugar feasts for special occasions and not expect it to become a part of my everyday life.

I remember when I used to do fasts, I used to dream of all the fast food joints going especially KFC but once I could eat anything I want I didn’t really feel like it.  Plus, when fasting, your body isn’t really ready for so much heavy foods so soon. I’m hoping something similar happens in March. If it does I’ll make the most of it for as long as I can.

Feel free to sponsor me.  Only two weeks left! https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/nisha-takes-on-sugar-free-February

 

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