It’s a week into getting back on track (no dairy, no sugar and as little wheat as possible) and #sugarfreefebruary is going well. Feeling better already with just the changes I have made so far. Overall I feel less sluggish and find I have more energy in the afternoons.
I’ve found it easier than I thought as I was sugar free (I do have fruit) for so long before, I had just broken the habit and I do like a challenge.
There have been a couple of slips … Anyone going sugar free will know eating out can be a challenge. We ate out a few times at the weekend and I ordered pork, as this was the only dairy free option and I didn’t even think about the sugar in the sticky sauce that was with it until half way through eating it ooops.
Sugar free = no refined sugars, no honey, no sweetener’s, no maple syrup.
So day one started well, but I did have a pitta bread with my snack and breadcrumbs on my fish, but overall I was happy as I am so hungry with breast feeding I wasn’t sure I would cope going cold turkey with no sugar. Highlight was my afternoon smoothie with banana, chia seeds and almond butter.
Sorry for the half eaten food shots, but the need to eat kicks in sometimes before I take the photo. Today was a better day, just some wheat at dinner time with my falafel.
Top tip (note to self): Don’t have in the house what you don’t want to eat!
Banana pancakes for breakfast, soooo good and dairy, gluten and sugar free so perfect for me and also my little girl. For dinner I finally tried out my spiraliser and added some sprialised courgette to my salmon broth.
Starting to get back into the swing of things, and its all about managing my snacks. If you have good food available you don’t even think about the food that you don’t want to eat. My bestie and I found a cafe that does sugar free almond milk so we managed to have a hot drink out and about which is a rare treat. Loving porridge at the moment and even better with a slice of avocado and some crunchy toppings.
Worked at my mums today with Emily, she always has lots of dark chocolate so its so tempting, but I managed to get through the day without raiding her fridge, felt like a small win for the week.
So day six was Saturday and we were out and about on a family day in the Cotswolds and the our first ever date night since having Emily. A cheeky gin with sparkling apple juice and various tapas for our evening meal.
Day seven was a highlight. My bestie cooked us a three course meal all Fussy Foodie friendly from Hemsely and Hemsely cook book…so good. The sticky toffee pudding for dessert was amazing and even suitable for Emily too… have been dreaming about it!
Wheat seems to be a bigger challenge than sugar for my first week, so I need to get better next week as it makes me feel sluggish and itchy too.
So week one back on the Fussy Foodie mission has been fun and it’s great to be back. Anyone trying to be sugar free or suffering from food intolerances who has tips for staying on track or any questions please get in touch.