Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The First Day Is Behind Me

Well,  I thought going sugar free was going to be fairly easy-  but I am quickly discovering just how much sugar is in everything we eat.

My day started with a Protein Bar :  2 Grams Of Sugar (I'm feeling fairly pleased with myself, as the bars I have are very low in sugar)

Post workout I have a smoothie consisting of Frozen Blueberries, Pomegranates, and Strawberries, Plus Skim Milk, Protein Powder and Flax Seeds.

Total Sugars (now granted, these are "good" sugars) but still:   25 Grams  and that was just breakfast!

My lunch consisted of Vegetarian Meat Loaf, Some Veggies and a Nectarine.

The Nectarine has 14 grams of sugar in it.

Dinner was taco night at my house..  Black Beans, Cheese, Sour Cream, Veggies (Green Red Yellow Peppers, Onions)

8 grams of sugars in the veggies

SO, just in "good" foods alone,  I consumed 46 grams of sugar yesterday.  Almost double the RDA
and that did not include one piece of bad sugar anywhere in my day.

I did break down and have some diet 7up around 7oclock because I had an out of control headache and felt like I was going to be sick.  Turns out after research this morning, that Diet 7Up is actually the best of the diet drinks containing no sugar- so I guess yay me on that small piece.

Anyhow.. I don't know if the headache was sugar with drawl (is that even possible when I still had forty something grams of sugar)  or if it was weather/allergy related.

We shall see what today brings!  On to day 2


Shelley Moore said...

I lived several years Sugar Free
and I can attest to the wickedness of sugar detox! It was downright BRUTAL!!! I've fallen off the wagon this year, but I desperately want to get back on it. It's SO MUCH better for you and you'll feel tons better too! Stick with it, Millie!

The Tubby Triathlete said...

Shelley! long time no talk!! :) Day two was much better than day one... I think its a combo of caffeine detox and sugar detox that was killing me. Too much Starbucks over the past months has turned my sugar receptors on overdrive :0D

Anonymous said...

Hooray for cutting down on sugar, but just FYI the RDA number is for added sugar, not any sugar including that from vegetables and fruit. So you're doing really well with the RDA recommendation!

Danielle said...

I'm giving anonymous's comment a thumbs-up! That's what I wanted to say!

The RDA recommendation is for added sugars in things like yogurts, juice, ice cream, cereals, etc.

And that being said, you are doing a FABULOUS job!

Carry on. Like you needed my input or something ;)