Wednesday, 25 February 2015
No Sugar No Grain
Cutting out or dramatically reducing sugar and grain seemed like a good idea to me so I've given it a try. I've been doing it for one week. I'd like to say that I felt different the first few days and then feel wonderful now but I feel mostly the same. I've read up a bit on the benefits of not having sugar years ago and so my diet has always been low sugar so maybe that's why I don't feel much different. The biggest change in the last week is not having breakfast cereals, which I usually eat a lot of. I've been on holiday in the last week and so have eaten a large quantity of food without putting on weight so there is a small change. I think that if I'd been eating cereal I'd have put weight on. I must hold my hands up and say I have still been eating fruits. I've done a bit of research on this and people are divided on whether fructose should be cut out. I think it shouldn't so long as you're not eating high sugar fruits such as bananas and you try to eat only 4 or 5 portions a day. I eat a lot of blueberries and apples. Fruit also has fibre and vitamins in. I also eat dark 85% chocolate, about 50g a day. Here's an example of a breakfast I've just had: -coconut flour, two eggs, honey and milk in a bowl in in the microwave for three mins. My own invention. No sugar, no grain, but the honey might be sugar, my guess is that a little bit of honey is ok. Then to finish off the breakfast, Some seeds with 2 tablespoons of Greek FULL FAT yogurt. Low fat yogurt doesn't make sense to me. As you can see from my breakfast, it's good that it's NSNG but I think, if you count the calories there's a lot.