Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The no-sugar bet –update

And I can't have this, right... nuts and carrots, anyone?!

Just to let you all know, I’m now more than 1 week into the bet and I’m doing fine. It’s not hard not to eat candy/cookies/sugary snacks during the weekdays (although when I colleague recently came back from a trip to Sweden and emptied a bag of candy in the kitchen, I had to ban myself for going in there until it was all gone), the biggest challenge comes during the weekends.

If I’m out doing something –I don’t have any problems. As soon as I get home, position myself comfortably on the couch and turn on a movie though…. Ahhg! That’s when thoughts like “snacks, I need snacks!” hit me. Since I had a rather inactive and boring wknd last wknd, I better keep myself busy this weekend so that I don’t fall for temptation. Someone told me that the first 2 weeks are the hardest –then the sugar cravings will disappear and I will not think about snacks anymore. So here we go, sugar-free week 2, who’s still with me?

Oh, and training is going OK too. Last week I did 3 sessions (10 km run, spinning and hot yoga), this week I’m aiming for 4-5 sessions (after today, I am 3 sessions in). On Monday I did a 7 km run in 39 min. So slowly I'm improving (I've always been good at long distance running if I can keep a comfortable pace... Pushing for speed, however, is a completely different story and that's what I am going for now). If anyone has some great non-sugary, healthy snack favourites (please don’t say carrots!) they’d like to share, feel free to do so. The risk of me ending up in front of the telly at some point this week is quite high.


flyingfish said...

You go girl! I am so impressed with you!

Some snack ideas:

1) apple slices or celery sticks with nut butter.
2) toasted nori or other sea vegetables
3) chickpeas or other dal, roasted and seasoned. (like peanuts, but they are a nice change and certainly lower in fat)
4) seasoned rounds of bread toasted crisp

And if you want to reward yourself for good behavior, maybe you could have an extra-delicious but sugar-free fruit dessert like strawberries with cream.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Cucumbers are delicious!

Mr. MacKnight said...

Sugar isn't just bad for you: it's a slow poison that wrecks your liver and leads to heart disease, high blood pressure, Type-2 diabetes, and more.

Maybe this will give you courage:


Marcus said...

Det tar 21 dagar att lära sig en ny vana. Om nu en vana kan vara något man inte gör...

Miss Daisy said...

One day sweets indulgence is fine:)

PS: Don't know if you've tried 'Tim Tam' in Aus. I define that as a highly risky temptation!