I started eating no added sugar on wednesday night. I ppanned a lunch for the next day free of sugar. apples, bread and butter (bread has sugar, but not alot, and It would be impossible to have anything to eat withought bread), triscuts, water, letuce with oil, viniger, salt and pepper, and ahard boiled egg. for dinner, I never eat much sugar, so that was pretty easiy, but i could not eat the ranch dressing, becuase it has lots of sugar. My mom got me some no sugar added penut butter and it tasted better that regualar peanut butter, and had much less sugar, so for the past 5 days i have been using that with celery, apples, and sometimes of toast. (sorry about the sugar in the bread). for dinner one night we made homemade pizzas, the sauce add alot of sugar, so I used tomatoe paste and some spices, and it tasted really really good! at one point I got a bunch of fruit cravings, so I ate a little extra fruit. This challenge was really fun and it showed me how much I eat sugar, it also showed me that its not as hard as i thught to not eat sugar, unless you are at a party of some kind with cake. yesterday I had my last dar of religion class, so we all got cake, and I really felt like just eating the cake, but I didnt, it was pretty hard. I think I might do this challenge some more, but mabey a little less severe, like one sweet a day and no other, or not alot other added sugar. This seems kind of like bragging, becuase i made this challenge, but thins has been a really great challenge and I am glad I completed it. Oh! also this morning I had coffe cake for breakfast, and after going 5 day without sugar i felt sick of the sugar after eating one peice, you know what it feels like after you eat abunch of candy? that is what it was like after eating the coffe cake, it was kind of cool.
Above & Beyond Food Challenge
Stop eating sugar for 5 days!
Who Do We Blame?
This challenge was created by craycrayLilers from Essex Middle School!
craycrayLilers says: "I think there should be a challenge about not eating sugar because sugar is terrible for your health, and its gross, and addicting." craycrayLilers is right! Natural sugar - like the kind you find in fresh fruit - is one thing. But added sugar is bad for your teeth, your liver, your insulin levels, your digestion, your brain, and, well, pretty much everything! The tricky part is that sugar is incredibly addictive, so you're going to have to get creative about what to do when you get a sugar craving! Which is why I have claimed this challenge as my own.
- Pick the five days you'll stop eating added sugar (1 piece of fresh fruit per day is ok) and stick to it!
- Tell your friends and family what you're up to so they can support you and NOT wave cookies under your nose. Ask for help!
- Come up with a strong, creative plan for what you're going to do when you get hit with a sugar craving. Could be drink a glass of water, sing a song, stand on your head, play with a string of beads.
- Make sure you have everything you need to implement your plan (bottle of water, title of song, beads, etc...)
- It might be easy or it might be tough. Let us know how it goes!
Already given up sugar?
Is there any other tweak in your diet you could make? Or help you can offer someone else?