Originally Posted by JSNKV76
I am looking for a bit of knowledge on wine. Is it an acceptable thing to drink right now? I really enjoy a glass here and there so I am hoping for some positive feedback on this.
I am loving breakfast rice and those egg muffin cups. Any other terrific sugar-free secrets out there you would like to share? Thank you all so much for helping me on my journey. Hope you all are doing well with yours!!
I'm glad you're enjoying my recipes. They definitely make life easier.
Wine. So long as you're trying to break the cravings, it is not recommended. It does have a considerable sugar content. Once the cravings are broken, an occasional glass is acceptable. But, you would be better off drinking hard alcohol while trying to break the cravings... I say better off, because technically hard alcohol is SF, BUT your body does process alcohol like sugar, so if you're trying to lose weight it is not a great substitute.
Originally Posted by splunky
So, I have resolved to embark on this sugar free journey once again, and complete the 28 days this time. Tomorrow is day 1. It is all I can handle right now to not binge out on the cookies I made "for daddy" (really me, I just wanted to eat the dough
) before I go to bed because I know when I wake up there will be no goodies for me.
This is a terrible mentality, I know. Unfortunately it's all too familiar. Sugar is evil!
Am so glad I am not the only one who struggles with this.
Welcome back! You are definitely not the only one who struggles with this. We are all fighting every day to keep up with this, I'm sure. I believe I've suggested before making a list of what you CAN eat and posting it on your fridge. It's also recommended to get the sugar out of the house. There's no point in having it around and nobody in the house really NEEDS it, and getting it out of the house will make it more difficult for you to get it.
Originally Posted by BusyMommy
Yeah, I didn't realize giving up sugar would be tough until we did and I realized how much I crave it. Better now but I'm still dreaming about a big pasta meal w/brownie dessert.
Yup! It's also hard to realize how many things have hidden sugars in them. This requires you to become a sleuth and start reading all your labels. You'll find sugar in some odd places (does everyone know Worcestershire sauce has HFCS in it?... all but one of the mainstream brands)
Originally Posted by JSNKV76
I will be away for 3 days without any control over the food being served. I am walking the Boston Breast Cancer 3-Day and will be eating the food provided by the walk for 3 days. Any suggestions? I guess there really won't be a way for me to be sugar-free those days
: . The food is usually healthy but not sugar-free. I guess I can come back after walking 60 miles over the weekend and get right back on track.
Good luck! Just do your best but don't starve yourself!
I'm doing well. It's been about a month now. Things are settling down so it's not nearly as hard. Work makes things more difficult, but we're plugging along. AF is visiting, so I've been starving the last few days, but have been making good choices. And I start on Clomid in a few days, so that adds a whole 'nother set of variables.
So, to give you ladies some ideas of what I'm doing for food now that I'm working, my weekend consisted of prepping the following (all this is for the 2 of us):
4 berry custards (4 breakfasts)
8 pizza egg muffins (4 breakfasts)
Made watermelon juice
For lunches (each container holds ~1 cup of food):
5 containers of chicken salad (5 lunches)
5 containers of mashed cauliflower and lamb (5 lunches)
veggie "sticks" (celery, bell pepper, endive, baby carrots)
fruit (peaches, blueberries, grapes, plums, bananas)
marinated tandoori chicken
The rest of the dinners are made fresh when we get home.
Sunday was grilled sausages and a grilled veggie "salad".
Monday night was short ribs braised in beer with mushrooms and onions.
Last night my BF tossed the tandoori chicken on the grill while I sauteed zucchini and yard long beans (2 veggie dishes) up.
Tonight will be shrimp and more yard long beans, maybe some red bell peppers.
Tomorrow we're going out for dinner (Thai).
Friday night is leftovers/clean out the fridge night.