I’m a sugar addict.
For the weeks leading up to my marathon I was killing it with eating less sugar. I was replacing desserts and sugary foods with foods that actually had nutrients (not looking to cut calories but just eat better calories:) I felt better, I slept better and my skin was a heck of a lot better. After about a month of cutting out sugar (I had it on the weekends… just not a ton) I even noticed that I was starting to get my first ab (yes, singular) ever.
And then the marathon happened. Seattle happened. Kentucky (with my professional chef brother) happened. And the froyo cravings for every meal hit strong again.
It’s okay. it happens and when traveling I really love trying out all of the ‘bests’ while I am there but my body is telling me that it is time to go back to a lower sugar diet that is filled with a bunch of healthy foods to help me especially as I start running again.
This is how it is going to work—> I am going to list the things that I did in order to cut back on sugar (and that I am going to do again) and then in the comments you are going to tell me your ways so that I can copy you. Thanks.
-Having a bunch of candy at home= not the best thing for me. I will eat it all. On the weekends I would go out and get a treat/froyo/something but I just didn’t have a bunch of candy and sweets at home like I normally do. It was so much easier for me to choose healthy snacks when I didn’t have a bunch of sugary foods around at all times.
–Quit the diet sodas (or real soda too). It is crazy to me how when I quit diet drinks I had way less sugar cravings. Maybe it was because when I am drinking soda then I just feel like I want something sugary with it compared to when I have a big ol’ glass of water I want something healthy to eat with it. I started having diet soda again a few times a week and it is time to cut it out again:
There are so many studies out there just like this one:
-My girlfriends and I get together a lot at night if you haven’t noticed. Make a suggestion to go to yoga or have a Bachelorette watching party with healthy snacks. Food is such a social thing but I know that my running will feel so much better if when we get together we are eating healthy things too and not just a lb of froyo.
-Have a bunch of healthy options prepped and ready to eat. I love having plain greek yogurt with strawberries after dinner and having easy options like that ready to go in my fridge really helps me to choose that over treats. Having my fruits and vegetables already washed and cut makes it that much easier to reach for those instead of treats.
-Eat more nutritious foods. When I really focus on having meals with plenty of protein, carbs, fat, fruits and veggies then I am too full to even want to eat a bunch of sugar. Over time my body started craving more substantial snacks vs sugar.
-Get more sleep. The more I sleep the less I crave sugar.
But don’t forget to be easy on yourself:) Life is too short to be obsessed over what you are/are not eating. Just treat your body good and it will feel strong and healthy!
And a few things about Sunday.
Twinners. Everyone should match somebody else every now and then.
My mom taped up the watermelon to prevent me from eating it before dinner. She knows me too well.
Can’t stop with the taco salads these days.
WHO WANTS TO CUT BACK ON SUGAR WITH ME!?!?! Tell me how you are going to do it and let’s do it together! Do you feel like you are addicted to sugar?
What was the best part about your weekend?
Favorite fruit right now? Or fruit you have been eating the most of lately?