Day 5. Food Diaries. Quitting sugar, eating whole

Food Diaries. Quitting sugar, eating whole documents our real life journeys with healthy eating. In this series we’re trying to reduce sugar, eliminate premade processed foods and eat more whole foods. You can read how Day 4 went here.

Day 5

7am Oats again. I’m coming to terms with the repetition and creating some excitement with banana bread flavours. Cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves with walnuts and banana and natural yoghurt. Actually who am I kidding. I don’t have any issues with porridge for breakfast every day. I just don’t want you all to think I’m boring.

2pm My lunch is a bit minimalistic. I don’t have any food in my flat because we’re away this weekend. Boiled eggs, grapes from yesterday’s catering, carrots and Barrie’s spelt bread from the freezer with a little balsamic and olive oil to make it less dry. I splashed out on a green juice that initially smelt bad but actually tasted good. I feel energized after lunch and not sluggish, which lasts until the end of the day.Food Diaries. Quitting sugar, eating whole. Day 5 Lunch5:30pm A seriously early dinner because I’m away for the weekend and grabbing dinner at a train station isn’t ideal. So we scoffed down a massive homemade cauliflower curry with rice. It was amazing (I can say that because Barrie made it). So many vegetables. Food Diaries. Quitting sugar, eating whole. Day 5 Dinner9pm Arrived at my parents for the weekend to discover they were waiting for us at a Chinese restaurant for a celebratory meal. Two dinners Tasha. Sugar fast on pause. Abalone tofu and garlic broccoli. Plus stealing food from everyone else’s plate. Worth it.

Things I learnt from Day 5 Food Diaries. Quitting sugar, eating whole.
  • I am not craving anything processed. No afternoon vending machine trips. That may be something to do with publicly documenting my meals or maybe sugar cravings lessen after a few days.
  • I love home cooking. I love food cooked from scratch. It makes me feel great.
  • I have more energy and am less bloated. I’m putting it down to the lack of processed food this week.
  • Celebration first. Always.

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