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Welcome!

I just impulsively decided to cut out sugar (and alcohol) for the rest of the month -- this thread is for anyone who wants to join in (for one or both challenges!) and get a little public accountability and support.

My goal is to reset the way I think about sugar -- from an "always" food to a "treat" food :cupcake:

Feel free to share progress, struggles, recipes and food ideas, etc!

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edit: omg tagged the wrong jen JenniLeigh @JenniLeigh
 
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When I've done no sugar in the past, I always found the "21 Day No Sugar Detox" to be a great resource. If you go to Pinterest and search for "21DSD" or "21 day sugar" or similar terms, there are plenty of recipes. I also bought the book and it's super informative. Your library probably has it. They also have a website with some resources and I think an online subscription support system? I haven't used the website, but it might be another thing to check out.
 

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When I've done no sugar in the past, I always found the "21 Day No Sugar Detox" to be a great resource. If you go to Pinterest and search for "21DSD" or "21 day sugar" or similar terms, there are plenty of recipes. I also bought the book and it's super informative. Your library probably has it. They also have a website with some resources and I think an online subscription support system? I haven't used the website, but it might be another thing to check out.
I was gonna say I wouldn't even know how to begin doing this but I guess that's a good way to start.
 

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I'm officially starting tomorrow morning since I ate so much sugar today I can't count it as a no sugar day :grumpy:

electrolyte @electrolyte thanks for those resources! I'll look up the book! I was just going to wing it :ROFL:

Also, meal plan and make a good food list waaaaay in advance! Then when you're hungry, you'll have stuff prepared and won't eat the wrong thing when you're feeling hangry.
I think of this as "simplifying the decision making process" - it already works well for me for things like keeping the kids toys clean (fewer toys = easier to clean).

If I have stuff ready to go to eat (asian-style rice porridge for breakfast, hummus for snacks, dinner meal-planned), I think I'll do way better. I also know my major weak/problem zone is breakfast since I LOVE sweet breakfast and I tend to snack all throughout the morning before lunch.
 

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There's three levels. Level 1 is the "easy" one, then level 2 is slightly harder, and level 3 is very hard. Here's the level 1 list.


Oh that's super restrictive! My plan was to eat a lot of fruit so I don't miss added sugar :ROFL: But no dried fruit or natural sweeteners like maple syrup or honey. I'ma baby steps my way into this thing. My husband is anti-carb right now though so we can pretty easily avoid bread/potatoes!

also beans and quinoa are my life :cook:
 

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Also, meal plan and make a good food list waaaaay in advance! Then when you're hungry, you'll have stuff prepared and won't eat the wrong thing when you're feeling hangry.
We meal plan a week or two at a time, so that should definitely help! Thanks for the 21dsd resources too!
I'm officially starting tomorrow morning since I ate so much sugar today I can't count it as a no sugar day :grumpy:
Yeah, 5 minutes before you mentioned this whole thing, I had eaten the remainder of the Chocolate Devil's Food instant pudding that I made last night. I suppose that's better than having it sitting in the fridge tempting me for the month. So, tomorrow it is lol!
 

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Oh that's super restrictive! My plan was to eat a lot of fruit so I don't miss added sugar :ROFL: But no dried fruit or natural sweeteners like maple syrup or honey. I'ma baby steps my way into this thing. My husband is anti-carb right now though so we can pretty easily avoid bread/potatoes!

also beans and quinoa are my life :cook:
Baby-steps work! :D

I'm no fruit, except a few certain berries here-and-there, and no beans/quinoa/etc b/c keto. My carbs are waaaaaaay low right now.
 

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I think I'm gonna start with cutting out all the candy, the sugar in my coffee and sweet snacks. I think if I try to jump into that level 1 right off the bat I'm gonna give up and murder someone sometime yesterday afternoon.

I wasn't tagged, hope i can jump in with y'all. :o
 

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I think I'm gonna start with cutting out all the candy, the sugar in my coffee and sweet snacks. I think if I try to jump into that level 1 right off the bat I'm gonna give up and murder someone sometime yesterday afternoon.

I wasn't tagged, hope i can jump in with y'all. :eek:
Anyone can join! And adjust the 'rules' however it makes sense to you!

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there :)
 

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PS, Whole Earth Nature Sweet doesn't have a horrible aftertaste in hot things (like coffee...) like most sweeteners. (It's a monk fruit blend!) And, after the Ibotta rebates that are almost always up, it is pretty affordable :)
 

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Sugar cravings starting already kind of strong.... I don't have good coping mechanisms when my kids are stressing me out! I'm also hoping I don't just turn to cheese in my time of need.

I'm going to try following this 'urge surfing' technique today.

Anyone have good ideas for non-eating coping mechanisms? One of my best ones is to just go up to my attic to work because it's two flights of stairs down to any food and I'm too lazy to go all the way downstairs. I can't do that one unless the kids are napping though.

I'll probably drink a lot of tea today too. Maybe some black tea with cinnamon.

I wish I could crunch on something but I made it harder for myself by not waiting until my mouth is all the way healed from my wisdom tooth coming out. Too scary to crunch still!
 

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https://kaseytrenum.com/pumpkin-bread-keto-low-carb/

i make these muffins. i don't use nearly that much sugar substitute though. maybe 1/3c.
and you can sub the coconut oil for butter (and probably any other fats)
i double the recipe and use a whole can of pumpkin with some almond flour thrown in it too.
 
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I have been following The Fast Diet which is 2 days a week of 500kcal for a while and slowly things are going in the right direction, but I've been thinking about it and next week, am going to start The Blood Sugar Diet. It's quiet a strict no proceeded sugars, lower carb, Mediterranean diet based on the recent research being done to reverse Type 2 Diabetes.

I'm not diabetic , yet! Though I have a few risk factors. My size is a big one, family history Blah blah.

So Monday I'[l be grumpy, lack concentration and tired. Lots of water and cleaning my teeth a whole load.
 

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Total fail yesterday. I need to get in the habit of having a healthy evening snack prepared and ready. I get super hungry at 9:00-10:00 every night and end up with something unhealthy because I'm too tired to put anything healthy together. Ah, well. Today's a new day.
 

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these are good for breakfast, snack, late night munchies, whatever. (if you like eggs/omelettes)
could even throw some berries is for sweet/dessert ones.
there are a million recipes out there, but they're all pretty basic. eggs, some veg/meat fillings, bake.

https://kalynskitchen.com/egg-muffins-revisited-again/