No Sugar – Day 6

Source: Let's Colour

This is not actually me yet, but I am determined to get there! Source: Let’s Colour

Day 15 of the ‘I Quit Sugar’ program and day 6 of NO SUGAR at all

An easier day today, and I am noticing changes!

  • More awake in the morning – I woke up at 7.30am, no alarm clock required (I would usually sleep until 10am without an alarm clock!)
  • More alert and stimulated – I have felt so ill and lethargic the past week or so with the detox symptoms, but today I finally felt like I was getting my energy back.
  • Feeling slightly more positive – I was researching how sugar affects serotonin and dopamine uptake in the brain today, and was interested to see that there is definitely some research showing that sugar has a huge impact on the way these are produced and absorbed in the body. Although this is improving, I still have a little way to go.
  • Less hungry during the day – I feel like I am remaining more satisfied from my main meals and needing less snacks. WOW, that is huge! When I was eating sugar, I always had a base level hunger that never really left me. Now, with my meals full of protein and good fats, I feel satisfied!
  • Keep making myself feel motivated to continue! – I was reading some Q&A’s with No Sugar guru David Gillespie, author of Sweet Poison. They helped me remember why I am doing this and gave me resolve to keep going. He is an inspiration and you can find it here.

♣ SUCCESS WITH NO SUGAR: 1
♣ DIFFICULTY: 1 (easy today)
 MOOD:  Slightly more positive
♣ PHYSICAL: Slight headache that came and went during the day. Skin getting slightly better, still not that good. Energy levels increasing.
KEY: (1 = absolutely no sugar/very easy, 10 = disaster territory/very hard)

Food eaten today…DAY 6 NO SUGAR
BREAKFAST:
 Porridge with Coconut Cream, Roasted Coconut, Cinnamon, Biodynamic Full Cream Yoghurt, Roasted Almond flakes & Milk. Black Tea with Milk.
LUNCH: 3 egg Omelette (Ingredients: 1 tbsp yoghurt & 1/2 cup Cheese, 1/2 Zucchini, 4 Mushrooms and 1/3 red Capsicum, fresh Thyme), small 5 cent pinch of Cacao Nibs
SNACK: Latte, Small handful of nutsvegie tuna bake
DINNER: Salmon & Veggie Bake (Ingredients: tinned Pink Salmon, 1/2 Zucchini, 4 Mushrooms, fresh Corn & frozen Peas, 1 tbsp yoghurt, 1/2 cup Milk, 1/2 cup Cheese – method in comments section below)
SNACK: Black Tea with Milk

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2 thoughts on “No Sugar – Day 6

  1. Jay

    good on you, it’s inspiring to read your progress 🙂

    can you please share the salmon veggie bake details pls? do you grate veg? how long in oven? thanks

    Reply
    1. ML Post author

      Hi Jay, Thanks for the encouragement!
      I just made up the Salmon Veggie Bake myself, using what ingredients I had in the cupboard, but it turned out pretty good!

      I cooked mushroom & zucchini in a pan with coconut oil until almost done, & while this was happening quickly boiled up a corn on the cob for 5-6 mins, cut off the corn and added to veggie mix. I mixed in cooked peas (left over from last night), added tin of Pink Salmon & salt/pepper to taste. I mixed in full fat yoghurt & milk, making sure you dont make the mixture too thin (Cream would taste amazing but i didn’t have any). I put in a little ramekin, grated cheese on top & baked in 180 degree oven for about 10 mins until cheese was nice and browned. Served with fresh Thyme. Enjoy!

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