I can not believe that it is nearly 2 weeks since I started this quitting sugar journey. So much has changed in the last two weeks its crazy!!
Firstly my cravings are now gone (touch wood). I can now walk past the confectionary isle at the shops without getting the urge to fill my trolley to the brim with chocolates. My mind is no longer registering sweets as a must have. To be honest food in general is not really appealing to me at all. Today I was offered some rocky road cheesecake and I actually meant it when I said no, I don't want any. A week ago when I was saying no, I really meant yes I want it so bad but can't!!
My tastebuds are also starting to register tastes a little different. I added some cherry tomato to our salad tonight and they tasted really really sweet, like too sweet even. I have never thought of them as being sickly sweet before.
I also had my coco nutty granola this morning and last time I had this, I couldn't enjoy it because it really needed honey or something sweet to compliment the bitterness of the greek yoghurt. However when I had it this morning, it was perfect. The coconut flakes gave it just the right amount of sweetness.
I'm also starting to know what I like and what I don't like and being more adventurous with my cooking for the kids.
I'm proud to say that this week the only packaged food I gave the 6 year old in his lunchbox, was a packet of chips. But they were low in sugar. The 6 year old is really embracing the sugar free lifestyle but to be honest he is just like his Dad. The husband rarely every eats anything sweet. His idea of sweets is a piece of fruit.. Of course I never complain because this just means more for me....
The 1 year old is HATING everything. She likes the biscuits but thats where it stops. This week I have found myself cooking multiple meals to find something for her to eat with her antibiotics.
What I ate today.
Coco Nutty Granola.
Well lunch was meant to be leftover toad in the hole but I wanted to trial making some yoghurt dough scrolls. The 6 year old always requests the vegemite and cheese scrolls from Brumbies and these were the same thing minus the sugar. I made 4 vegemite and cheese scrolls and 3 rice malt syrup, cinnamon and walnut scrolls. Of course I had to taste test them. One bite turned into one whole scroll... then I had to try a rice malt syrup one and devoured that too... So that was my lunch. I regret NOTHING!
And for the record I gave one to the 6 year old for afternoon tea and he loved them.
Dinner was another winner tonight. Slow cooked lamb shoulder with a greek salad and lemon greek yoghurt sauce. Loved by everyone (the 1 year old loved to hate it)!
No dessert tonight, the rice malt scroll might have fallen into this category at lunch..
The introduction of Willy Wonka where they show the chocolates getting made may have made my mouth water.... maybe i'm not so invincible to those cravings after all.