Last Christmas I decided that I wanted to challenge myself in January. One month without sugar, only healthy food and focus on abs. Today is the 7th of January, that means, 7 days without sugar. I did it! During the 7 days I felt my need for sugar changing. Specially after Christmas and the holidays your body is used to sugar. And the more sugar you eat, the more your body wants. Yes, you can get addicted to sugar! The first 2 days were the hardest ones, but the feeling of not eating sugar was harder. After two days I felt that the need for sugar became less. And still today I feel a difference against yesterday.
I like to eat something with my tea. I was used to take dark chocolate, but dark chocolate contains sugar so it’s a no go! That’s why I make healthy snacks like banana bread and oat cookies. When you eat them it feels like your eating sugar which you don’t. I feel that I have more energy. I wake up more easy and I don’t fall a sleep during a movie. Food without sugar makes me fitter.
To measure my meals and to see if I’m eating the right products I use the appp MyFitnessPall and my new favorite gadget: The Jawbone up24. I will write a review of the Jawbone up24 soon but I can tell you, it motivates you definitely! The app MyFitnessPall is also very motivating and works simple and good. You give in everything you eat, you can even scan products. The app shows how your are doing with fat, protein and carbohydrates. You can set goals in the app as well. I’m focused on protein for my abs, so I can see if I’m reaching my goal of eat enough protein. MyFitnessPall motivates me to eat clean. I don’t like red figures so I don’t eat bad food.
I changed the way that I work out a bit. Instead of running 5 times a week I run 3 times a week now. I go to the gym twice a week and I train my abs at home. I don’t see my body changing yet, but a week is really short to see results. I’m fit and I’m feeling good and that motivates me to keep on eating healthy without sugar and to work out.
Next update in 7 days!
With love, from Dublin..