This whole "cutting out sugar and caffeine" thing hasn't really been THAT hard except for a few key things.
Coffee. Coffee. OOHHH coffee, how I miss you. I miss your energy and your sweetness. I miss you in the morning and in the afternoon. However, is it just me or have I been sleeping better without you? Was my lack of sleep or good sleep your fault? I think its too early to tell. All I know is that this week I am tired but I have slept well. I think my new plan is to enjoy my coffee on the weekends and not during the work week. It cuts way down on my caffeine intake and also gives me something to look forward to!
Treats. For anyone who knows me, even just a little bit, you know that I love treats. Not only do I enjoy consuming them but I also enjoy making them! Anything from crumb cake to peanut butter cookies--I would eat it. Luckily, with the holidays being over, my temptations for these kind of sweets remain few and far between. But, that pretty bag of chocolate chips in my cabinet is calling my name. They are longing to be made into a delicious bit of goodness. However, I think I'm gonna stick this one out--At least through next week, see how I feel and then go from there.
This week has been all about fruit salad. Kiwis, to be exact. Kiwis are the most underrated fruit around. They might take a few extra minutes to peel but they are so so worth it.
(more refined photos coming SOON!)
It does take work to make a little bowl of fruit ahead of time but my breakfast is so satisfying and any ADDED sugar from my cereal choices are gone! (Sidenote: I do know that fruit contains sugar. It is natural so I dig it.)
This is by no means a complete diet makeover, nor do I think I actually need one but it is kind of interesting to see how certain ingredients can effect you in so many different ways.
This little jar below currently resides on my bedside table for sweet emergencies, it has just occurred to me that I should move it.