Woo hoo! We made it through week 3 of the Cut the Sugar Challenge! How was this week for you?
All I can say is I’m feeling goooood! I don’t know why I let myself slip down the slippery slope of sugar consumption. I know I feel so much better when I’m not eating sugar.
It doesn’t take long, friends. My taste buds have adjusted and have a lessened need for sweetness. I’m telling you, you can train your taste buds.
Most of the time, I need a very sweet fruit, such as banana or pineapple, to make my green smoothies sweet enough. I was making one this week and didn’t have any pineapple and didn’t want banana flavor. Normally without those, I’d add some dates for sweetness. I decided not to this time and just added frozen strawberries, spinach, lemon, ginger, and water. I loved it! It was perfectly sweet enough for my taste buds. Breakthrough.
For me, this challenge is going very well. I couldn’t be happier. The only thing that’s bothering me is that my family isn’t doing it with me. I tried to get Tim on board, but he just didn’t want to give up sugar completely for a month. He has cut back slightly, but overall he’s still eating way more sugar than he should. It’s a hard line to walk as a wife who wants the best for her husband, but also doesn’t want to be a nag. I have to pick my battles sometimes.
The kids are doing it half way by default, since I’m not making any foods with sugar this month. They are, however, still eating some foods with added sugar, such as Larabars with chocolate chips, one of their favorite treats. I’m regretting not having them do the challenge with me completely, but without Tim it would be tough. Overall, I know they eat less sugar than the average kid, but I guess I’ll always worry some that they’re eating too much.
On to week four! We are on the home stretch. Now I want to hear from YOU. What were your highs and lows this week?