I. and I decided to do a sugar-free month again in February like last year. Our sugar consumption is always out of control at the end of the year (Christmas, New Year’s Eve), and needs to be directly addressed.
I can tell you: going sugar-free is quiet a challenge but I love it. This means no bittersweet chocolate bites every evening after dinner, no sweet pastries, no cakes, no sweet Valentine desserts. I don’t feel we will renounce of the mentioned sweets, we will find new savors and enjoy them.
Let’s see our strict rules…
We don’t eat/drink:
- sugar (powder, cane, coconut flower, palm, etc.)
- agave/maple/rice syrup
- any kind of food that contains the above mentioned sweeteners
- coffee, black tea, cocoa, alcohol
- fresh fruits (apple, lemon, grapefruit, orange, mandarin, kiwi, banana)
- dried fruits occasionally (dates, apricot, plum, etc.)
- sugar-free jam or any kind of cake that is sweeten with banana, orange, beetroot, carrot or apple
- lots of water, herbal tea, freshly squeezed vegetable or fruit juices
Trying to avoid:
- baked anything fro all-purpose flour
Trying to eat more:
- raw vegetables, fruits
- nuts: almond, walnut, hazelnut, sunflower seed, cashew, etc.
- grains: millet, buckwheat, bulgur, brown rice, quinoa, pearl barley
- beans, lentils
Have you tried going sugar-free for a while? How did you manage? Was it successful?