During this second week of being refined sugar free I noticed a couple of things. First, it was easier. My desire for sugary foods was gone. However, except for a support group meeting, I wasn’t around any gluten-free desserts.
I did make coconut macaroons to take to that meeting, but I made them with coconut palm sugar, and I never ate more than 2 in a day.
The second thing I noticed was that foods are tasting sweeter to me. Some of you told me that would happen, and I expect it to increase. I first noticed it when I was eating a grape tomato. They are sweet as tomatoes go, but when I popped on in my mouth recently, my first thought was, “Wow, that’s really sweet!”
I don’t have any weight loss to report this week despite the fact that I continue to reduce the amount of grains and starchy foods I am eating. I have increased my exercise, though, and might be gaining a little muscle weight.
My goal of being refined sugar free this month has morphed in a goal of increasing my overall health by improving both diet and exercise. I’m beginning to see a slight increase in energy levels, and I feel good about the steps I’m taking.
I’d love to hear from you all. If you’re trying to go sugar free with me, how’s it going? If not, do you have another health goal that you’re working on?