I started my experiment on Tuesday upon returning from Cancun - making today Day 4. Thus far I have had no sugar in my coffee...not as bad as I would think, but I think I am drinking less. I managed to not have cake yesterday for a going away party. I didn't have any dessert last night, or rather, my dessert consisted of grapes. Not as satisfying as ice cream, but good none the less.
I honestly don't know if I've lost any weight because I didn't weigh myself before starting this endeavor and I haven't weighed myself yet. I guess I can get on that tomorrow morning. I'll let you know. I haven't noticed any other differences other than I feel slightly unsatisfied. The first couple of days, didn't really notice any difference, but yesterday and today the need for sugar seems to be kicking in.
My general guidelines are:
- No added sugar (in coffee, tea etc.)
- No sweets (candy, ice cream, cake)
- No sweetened drinks (of course soda, but also no "juices" that are really just sweetened water. I have had OJ, but it's all natural OJ so the sugar that's in that is what's in the orange before they squeeze it)
- Minimal extra sugar in processed foods (Raisins, OK; dried cranberries that have added sugar, not OK)