i quit sugar : week 4

Coconut Oil Tips
Photo : Sarah Wilson

J and I are on the home stretch!

Although we have just finished week 4 (because we skipped the first two weeks of ‘operation cut back on sugar’), we are at the equivalent of week 6. This means we have introduced low fructose fruit back into our diet (raspberries, kiwis and green apples) but I am taking it very easy when it comes to my fruit intake. I just don’t want to get back into the habit of making fruit the ‘go-to’ snack.

I was slighted concerned about the Easter break, we had lots of social engagements which translates to a fair amount of food and wine but it all went quite well. The raspberry ripple came out at two dinners and the crunchynut cheesecake was a huge hit with my family on Good Friday. J and I both resisted the lure of chocolate eggs.

I just haven’t had the urge to have chocolate. If anything, I would much prefer to indulge in some of Sarah’s sweet treats…the almond butter bark is one of my favourites.

Anyway, I have been feeling really good. I have lost two kilos which I find remarkable as I am sure I am consuming more calories now than I was before cutting out the sugar.

Sarah mentions in her book that coconut is a really important element when cutting out sugar. If you are doing ‘iqs’ or thinking about trying it you should have a look at this post. It has some great tips on how to use coconut oil.

Oh and you may have heard that from July 1 the folk at Google have decided that google reader will be no more and like many, I have popped over to bloglines.