Friday, April 10, 2015

Fed Up Challenge Days 3-5

So I've had to add grains (like crackers and pasta) back. Low carb is not working for me. I'm halfway done with the challenge, and the only difference I've noticed is that I'm always tired and drained of energy (which is because I'm not getting enough carbs). If I had sugar cravings like basically everyone else, I'd be a mess right now. However, I don't get sugar cravings, and if I do, they tend to go away pretty quickly. I feel like that's why I'm not noticing any of the promised changes. I guess we'll see how the next 5 days go.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Fed Up Challenge: Day 2

Today, it started getting more difficult. Because I'm not eating starches, I don't feel as full, and I'm eating like I do while my sport is in-season.

Omelet with feta and cheddar cheese, peppers, and mushrooms

Leftover salmon and veggies

Chicken, squash, and broccoli


Monday, April 06, 2015

Fed Up Challenge Day 1

Today was my first day of the Fed Up Challenge, where there is no sugar (except the sugars found in fruit and milk) for 10 days.

Scrambled eggs and cheese

Salad with olive oil
Sweet potato

Hard boiled egg

Salmon baked with olive oil, lemon juice, and pepper
Stir-fry veggies (minus the sauce) with brown rice

So far, it hasn't been too bad. I'm just upset because I can't have salad dressing, sweet tea, or toast. I feel limited on my breakfast foods, though. Lots of omelets and quiches for the rest of these days.

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Fed Up

Fed Up is (yet another) documentary about food and sugar in relation to the obesity rates. There is an accompanying challenge where you cut all added sugar out of your diet for 10 days. That means no soda (no big deal for me), no tea (darn my Southern roots!), nothing with added sugar, such as yogurt or sauces, and no breads. The only sugar you can have is the naturally occurring sugars found in milk and fruits.

The challenge is the fact that sugar is addictive, goes by at least 56 different names,  and is added to nearly every food in America.

I'm going to begin this challenge Monday, simply because I recently decided to do this, and we already had our Easter meal planned. There's no reason to inconvenience others since there will be no other food planned.

The hardest part for me will either be the fact that I can't have my tea for 10 days (!!!) or that my dad, who can't afford healthy food, will not be able to understand this. Luckily, I have until day 7 to figure out what to do about that one.

Beginning Monday, I plan on posting what I ate. If you would like a recipe, just comment which one you would like. Most are pretty simple, as my culinary expertise is limited to scrambled eggs and baking. (It's okay to laugh-I won't be offended.)

Helpful links:
Shopping list
Other names for sugar

If you want to join me, feel free to! There's no limit to when you can start. And if you've done this challenge previously, let me know how it went-even if it was a bad experience.