If you have known me longer than 4 seconds then you know I have a deep love/bond/connection with candy and dessert. I don’t know what it is about the stuff but it has just always been my thing.
I was talking to my physical therapist about the importance of eating especially good (and plenty of calories too) during injuries to help speed up the recovery process last week and I realized it was time to make a change. So, I decided to go a week without treats to kind of reset myself and see how it would affect me. This was NOT to cut calories but to replace those empty calories with nutrient dense foods.
What I noticed in those 7 days:
-I really don’t need dessert. Plain greek yogurt and strawberries late at night while I am reading is just as fun (okay, not as fun but still fun) as a bowl of ice cream.
-My energy levels have been way better all week, probably because instead of having a snack of froyo or swedish fish I am choosing to eat things like an apple/pb, beef jerky, broccoli, cheese sticks and avoiding the sugar crashes in the afternoon.
-I really love healthy foods and there is a lot more room for them when I’m not eating dessert all of the time:) It also takes eating a lot of healthy food to keep my calories up when I cut out the junk.
-I ate a lot more healthy fats this last week (avocados, eggs, almonds etc. galore) and I love how they made me feel.
I think I am going to stick to eating this way during the week and then on the weekends have dessert when I am out or at Sunday family dinner. Once again, this has nothing to do with losing weight but rather fueling my body properly in order to gain some muscle and treat my body a little better. First cutting out diet coke and now getting rid of the 400 treats a day? I am going to be a pr machine before you know it;)
The new Sunday morning tradition with Paige and Jess. Walkers Club. This last week had been a tough one (not because of the lack of sugar) but like usual venting and their therapy helped big time.
Brooke was pretty proud of herself for being able to turn me into a taco roll yesterday.
My sister tested it out too. We are a strange family.
Chicken tacos. We cooked our Mexican Rice a little too long and it turned into pudding:)
Probably one of my most favorite times of the week… After Sunday dinner when we all sit around and talk.
I think this was a great way to reintroduce treats in. PS these are amazing.
Our new go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe. HERE!!
4= 1 serving right?!?;)
PS thanks Cait for my shirt…. I wear it daily now:) You can find them HERE!!!
What is your relationship with sugar… sweet tooth? Have to have it daily? Your fine without it? How does it affect your body? Ever go without it?
Tell me your JUNE goal (if you don’t have one, time to make one up and write it down here:)!!!
-To run the marathon healthy. I go into the doctor again this week to get the a-okay to run because I feel like we are pretty much there.