Sugar Detox: Completed!

That was a long week but I finished succesfully!  I even lost 8 lbs!  On Sunday, I did not overdue it either to make up for lost time.  Here are my observations from the week and plans:

  • Coffee without sugar is awful, and I never want to do it again.  I usually use Splenda so I am going back to that.  I had pretty much cut out creamers so I will continue to not use them and use almond milk instead.
  • Eating breakfast is important.  Breakfat isn’t always something I have done well, but I have made a commitment to on a daily basis.  Having a protein-rich breakfast on a daily basis have helped me to curb cravings.  I need to keep that up.
  • I will have a little fruit from time-to-time.  I missed summer fruit.
  • The only dairy I missed was cheese.  I didn’t think I could survive not having cheese in my scrambled eggs, but I did so I will consider continuing that.
  • I need to keep up the 3-30 minute line dancing classes at work.  It has really increased my step counts.  It has also been good to have some type of cardio workout when I can’t go walking/jogging in the evenings due to afternoon storms.
  • Being prepared is key!  Meal planning is key!  For example, I have no breakfast prepped for the morning so I am setting myself up for failure.

I appreciate you all following along with me on this short journey.  If you have any tips you would like to share, please do!

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