My No Sugar Journey day 13

A difficult day, it has not been easy avoiding the sugar with children around. There have been so many temptations, but I resisted.

Despite my no sugar ban the grandchildren found the forgot treats, crisps in the cupboard and ice lollies in the freezer.

What is sugar?

All sugars are carbohydrates found naturally in most foods. Their main nutritional value is in providing energy. However, sugar is also added to lots of foods, such as sweets, chocolate, cakes, and some fizzy and juice drinks.

In the ingredients list, sugar added to food may be called:

  • glucose
  • sucrose
  • maltose
  • corn syrup
  • honey
  • hydrolysed starch
  • invert sugar
  • fructose
  • molasses

The coconut water I have been drinking contains less than 1% fructose. It has been near impossible to completely escape sugar. Nonetheless the obvious sources of sugar have not touched my lips for a full 13 days and I will continue until the end of day 14.

  • Fizzy drinks
  • Alcohol
  • Cakes/biscuits
  • Sweets
  • Bread
  • Ice cream/lollies
  • Chocolate
  • Chips
  • Crisps

However I have eaten out 3 times, not sure if this count as fast foods.

Menu for today

Breakfast – scrambled eggs and avocado pear – Sage tea

Lunch – tuna pasta and eggs. – Coconut water

Dinner – curried chicken steamed rice and spoonful of rice.

Snacks: -banana smoothie, peanuts, an orange, a few raspberries.

Plenty of water all day.

I am wondering if chicken is a secret sugar substitute, I seem to have eaten so much, over these last 13 days.

As day 13 draws to a close, I feel a sense of relief but also an overwhelming sense of accomplishment for what has been a difficult challenge.

Roll on Day 14.

Rosemary Neeks


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