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I Quit Sugar: Week 7

My experiment is winding down. But I’ve learned so much! I haven’t had the time lately to try the recipes Sarah Wilson has in her book, but that’s OK. I have the rest of my life.

I fell off the wagon one day this week. It was a bad day and I was weak. I put chocolate creamer in my coffee at work, then ate a salad with a sugar-filled dressing. The good news is I didn’t get down on myself but realized how what I did affected my body. If I feel like crap after eating sugar, what’s the point in eating it?

I fell off a wagon similar to this one from Aug. 1909. I feel bad for that wee littl' piggy. But those dogs are lucky to hitch a ride to wherever they're going.

I fell off a wagon similar to this one from August 1909. I feel bad for that wee lil’ piggy. But those dogs are lucky to hitch a ride to wherever they’re going.

My mom (who is also working to cut sugar from her diet) commented to me about how treats don’t tempt her anymore. I’ve noticed the same thing. I look at the sweets, and think, “Mmm, yum, that looks delicious!” But I don’t need nor want to eat it. I think I’ll make it to the winter holidays without falling too far away from where I’ve come. Christmastime is expected to be difficult, but I’ll deal with that come December.

Giveaway time! While one reader suggested I give away the bag of brown sugar in the back of my pantry, and another (who voted twice … can’t imagine who it is) said “A magical unicorn” and “I already told you I want a magical unicorn,” I am giving away …

A copy of Sarah Wilson’s “I Quit Sugar” e-book! Here’s how it’s going to work:

  • Comment below about your favorite no-sugar snack. What is it and why do you love it? I want to hear your suggestions!
  • I will randomly choose a name from those who comment (I will email the winner their gift, so use a valid email when you log in!).
  • Deadline to comment is Saturday, Aug. 18 at 11:59 p.m. Central. So get to commenting!
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8 Responses

  1. Mom says:

    I’m going to say kale chips. I don’t know what it is about the kale from the farmers market, but it is the best! Maybe it’s because it is grown with love and pride.

    As you may or may not know, kale chips are more appropriately considered a snack than a side dish to your meal, because they are so quick and easy to make. And when making them for dinner, it is impossible not to munch on the entire batch before the rest of dinner is ready. Therefor- SNACK. Speaking from experience, of course.

  2. My Ramblings says:

    I love popcorn, even though I’m sure is has some sugar in it somewhere. Yummy, yummy, and filling but not to calorie laden:)

  3. colgore says:

    Boil chickpeas in white vinegar, take off stove and let them sit for like 20 or 30 minutes, and then drain them. Then drizzle with olive oil and sea salt and roast them on a baking sheet lined with tin foil for about 45 minutes on 425 degrees (turn them once). I love them because they taste like salt and vinegar potato chips but healthier. And no sugar! You have a lot of willpower me lady!

  4. Mom says:

    If I were a judge,I’d declare the chickpea chip chick the winner of your book. That snack sounds scrumptious. (I’m all about alliterations)

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