I will be honest, today wasn't what I was expecting. I I thought I would be hit hard straight away. However the only symptom I'm sporting is a headache. Although I'm not sure if thats from the sugar withdrawals or the fact i've only had 4 hours sleep (children, the gift that keeps on giving).
I'm not naive though, I'm pretty sure my body hasn't registered that I'm depriving it of sugar. It's probably convincing itself that sugar will come.... that no doubt I will adhere to my normal middle of the night routine, checking on the kids and then helping myself to a little midnight snack . Not tonight buddy, no more midnight snack booty calls for me! I'm pretty sure my body has some great things planned for me though, but today I conquered!
I did have some weird things going on though. Every time I ate, I had this feeling that my meal was missing something that would make it better. My internal dialogue was like "oh wow this would taste amazing with pineapple or how much better would this be with tomato sauce. It wasn't a craving as such, just the realisation that something was missing.
The thing that I have been craving today is softdrink. Diet softdrink to be exact. I am definitely missing my soft drink. To the point where I keep opening up the fridge and staring at the place where it should be... To the point where drinking a glass of water feels as if i'm drinking a glass of elephant turd juice (Bear Grylls would probably love it). To the point where writing this is making me want it even more. I really wasn't expecting this at all and I don't like the control it seems to have on me.
So how did my meals rate?
I was a little scared of this "bread" to be honest. It didn't sit in a bread category to me, as the texture was more cake. However I didn't want to be racist and label it, just because it wasn't white, so I put that "bread" in the toaster and got on with it.
The best part of breakfast was watching the 1 year old smash it!! She loved it. I put a small smidge of peanut butter on hers and she couldn't eat it quick enough. I enjoyed mine.... well I think I did. It wasn't bad but it didn't give me that "oh hell yeh, get in my belly feeling either". My main food critic will be the 6 year old, but he is off camping for the week... pretty sure that was timed extremely well... (no mummy wrath for him)
Lunch was delicious, amazing and I enjoyed it. The ham was WAY to salty though and I went with ham instead of bacon, as the ham had less sugar in it then the bacon. Next time I will half the ham. I also felt a tad guilty after consuming this lunch because the verdict is out on whether you should have potato... Sweet potato sure but white starchy potato hmm? They recommend that if you are detoxing off sugar (which is me) you should probably hold out on it. However when planning my weekly menu, I took the recipe from the I Quit Sugar book by Sarah wilson and it doesn't actually state that this is something to hold off on. When I have this again during the week, I will switch out my potato to a sweet potato and see how I go.
Oh and the one year old HATED this. I even blended it up for her and it made her cry. She refused to let me feed it to her and when I tricked her into eating it, she gave me the most saddest eyes and I felt like the worst mum ever... SO her lunch was cruskits and peanut butter, natural yoghurt with some berries and some grapes.
Another disaster with the one year old. The sausages actually had spice. She wouldn't touch the sweet potato or pumpkin chips, even when i pureed up some mash for her. She stood at the fridge crying. I did notice that she was at the fridge a fair bit today wanting fruit. I don't know if it was her body having a sugar craving or the fact that she lives on the stuff and knows what she loves. It also got me thinking about what I want from this journey for my kids. I want them to be able to enjoy fruits, any types of fruit but restrict the serving size. I don't want them to have the packaged museli bars and biscuits that I have no control of the sugar content. I did enjoy my meal though and the one year old eventually settled on half a pumpkin and coconut muffin, some cheese and handful of chicken. So with the whole dinner disaster in mind I am definitely changing some of my expectations for the kids.
To the calorie conscious like myself and I know that quitting sugar is no time to count calories, this just felt like a waste!! As if I had just eaten a piece of brown coconut oil disguised as something to resemble chocolate with the bitter bite of raspberry. I think I'm happy that I didn't like it, because there may have been a 3am raspberry ripple booty call, who knows? I really don't think I will continue with this as a dessert. I might use it as a last resort, and see if I can go through the week without dessert.
My mother once said life is like a raspberry ripple, you never know what your going to get... (in this case you get disappointment... pure disappointment..)
DAY ONE RECAP
- Everything I eat makes my tastebuds think dairy or creamy
- Trying to up your water intake is hard when water tastes like a$$
- If I was on Masterchef, Manu would flykick me to the head for my plating up presentation
- I felt full the whole day, not once did I feel hungry
- I was hoping I would be offered a modelling contract by now ,like all the other people who quit sugar...
- I really don't like cooking
- Raspberry ripple can you please die now
- I definitely have a softdrink addiction
- My one year old is a really harsh food critic... I'm thinking of buying her a cravat
- I def have a headache now...
So with the success of today and knowing that sugar hasn't even started showing me what its capable of doing post break up, I say BRING ON DAY 2!!!!