This was the first weekend this month that we were not on dietary restrictions. The sugar detox is in the rear-view mirror and with the speed limit signs covered how did we do? On Sunday afternoon we got some potato chips and had a snack tray with sliced cheeses, chips and potato chips. We ate french onion dip, we split a home made ginger ale. As far as blowouts go this one was nothing to worry about.
We continue to eat our meals sugar-free, and we have let the potato and sweet potato back on the menu. Corn nor rice have been back yet, but we have only had just a weeks worth of meals since we could, and lots of those days I found myself cooking for myself. On those days I went to the grocery store and bought myself a rotisserie chicken–the sugar free kind.
Now that I have been four weeks eating without sugar, I can safely say that it is gone from the normal diet and is now firmly on the ‘special’ section of the menu. If I eat sugar now, it will be in a desert, presented in the best possible way. Sugary foods now will be eaten mindfully and treated with the caution that they deserve. There are people that believe that sugar is toxic and deadly when abused, just like any other drug. I am slowly converting to that camp.
May 5 we are going to host an inaugural meeting of people that have or are giving up sugar in their normal diets. Contact us by phone, email or fill out the contact form using the link at the top of the blog. We have room for about ten comfortably, but no more than 20. See you there!