Friday, February 14, 2014

Diary of horror - cutting out refined sugar - day two & three & four.

Hallo meine Lieben,

first of all: happy Valentine's Day! No matter if you like it or not. I think Grumpy Cat does not. 



I am still living the sugar free life! Well, no refined sugar at least, I do eat fruits. If I could not eat any fruits then I would have a problem.

Last night I woke up at 3 am and I felt terrible. All I could think of was cake, chocolate, candy, pie, pudding, chips, hot chocolate....It was horrible, I can tell you. My body needed some sugar. I could not take it any longer. So I got up, walked to the fridge, opened it and grabbed anything I craved. I felt so relieved...but I also knew that I failed.,,,

Well, that is what I thought would happen at some point. 

But it did not (at least not yet). I am still staying strong. I am still living without adding any refined sugar and avoiding food that contains any sugar. And surprisingly, it isn't that bad. I really expected that there would be any weird cravings but that did not really happen. Of course, when I saw a vegan apple pie I thought that I could eat a piece of that. But I did not feel like I had to eat a piece. 

I probably ate an unhealthy amount of raisins over the last couple of days...I don't know how many raisins count as unhealthy but I ate a lot. And nuts. Lots and lots of nuts, unsweetened yogurt, brussel sprouts, broccoli, chick peas, potatoes, coconut milk, bananas....I made a lot of smoothies, drank a lot of tea....it was actually pretty healthy what I ate but I also think that I ate more than usual. I don't know why but I think I had to made up for all the missing sugar. If that makes any sense. But I ate so healthy (except of the 17 pounds of raisins) that I feel totally fine. I think I even lost 20 grams. Haha. I don't weigh myself very often so I don't really keep track of my weight. 

So yes, I am feeling fine and I am not having any weird cravings. Only one more day of my experiment left. I will definitely try to eat as less refined sugar as possible but I am also looking forward to eating some cookies or chocolate at some point soon. 

Thank you for all your support! It really means a lot to me!

Have a great day!



16 comments:

  1. Hello there! Well first well done to you! I couldn't imagine how it would be not using any sugar, but maybe I should give it a try. No chocolate and sweets would be hard for me, but maybe I need the challenge! So stay strong for the final day! Have an awesome weekend!
    Franziska

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    1. Hey there, I think it is definitely worth a try! Now that it is over I don't feel like I need sugar anymore. It was great to eat some cake today but I will definitely use less sugar now. I don't want to give up chocolate forever, that is for sure! :)

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  2. Wow! You are so awesome, Katrin! I don't think I could do that - or at least it would be REALLY hard. Keep on doing what you're doing!

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    1. Thank you so much, Alyx! I really thought it would be harder! I did not have any terrible candy cravings. I would not completely give up sugar forever but I will definitely use less from now on.

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  3. Good for you, Katrin, you're so strong! I don't think I have the will to get rid of sugar for a whole week :/. I so need to get back on track in terms of eating healthily, though :( ...

    Happy Valentine's Day to you, too! And happy weekend! ;D

    Hugs!

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    1. Hope you had a happy Valentine's Day, Miki! And that your weekend is going great! Thanks so much for your kind words! It was an interesting experiment but I also enjoyed a piece of cake today. :) Hugs!

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  4. You go girl! Congratulations on sticking to your diet all week! I need to do something similar soon, my sweet tooth is out of control. :(

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    1. Thank you so much, Martha! It definitely was an interesting experiment. I do have a sweet tooth as well but I realized that I don't need as much sugar as I thought! :)

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  5. Go girl!! I always say I'm going to do this and never do, but maybe you can give me the last kick of diet inspiration.

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    1. Thank you, Alex! It was very interesting. I realized that I don't need as much sugar as I thought. I did enjoy a piece of chocolate cake today though. :)

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  6. How was your Valentine’s Day? Congratulations leading a sugar-free life! I also need to cut down some sugar as well, but I am more a savory type!

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    1. My Valentine's Day was pretty uneventful! :) How was yours? Thank you so much, Rika! It was very interesting and I realized that there is sugar where I did not expect it. I am more a savory type as well but I also enjoy something sweet once in a while. Today I had some fantastic vegan cake. :)

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  7. well you're a stronger woman than me that's for sure, I've just eaten a family size bar of milk chocolate! (yes I do feel a bit sick....)

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    1. Thank you, Claire! But I only did it for 5 days and I could not resist dark chocolate forever. That is for sure. :) I would feel sick after a family size portion of chocolate too but it would definitely be worth it! :)

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  8. I'm so proud of you you kept going! Once you get used to what you can eat that doesn't contain refined sugar it gets easier and you think less about it. I do have times where I don't try to eat any sweets (like Fastenzeit before Easter every year) and it goes well for about 4 or 5 weeks...but then I can't take it any longer ;) I think it's all about the balance. I make muffins with cranberries, chocolate and walnuts but don't add any more sugar than that - healthy, low sugar and so delicious - and I don't feel like I have to miss out on sweets :)
    I'm so amazed you did this to figure out what it's like - you're so amazing!
    Ich drück Dich noch Mal ganz feste, liebe Katrin! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Beate! Your words really mean a lot to me. I did not think it would be so easy to get used to it. Sometimes I just crave something sweet and then I eat it but I don't need it all the time. Your muffins sound delicious! I need to give those a try! Thank you!
      Thank you, Liebes! Ich drueck Dich ganz feste!

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