In the week that I’ve been eating sugar-free, I’ve found that my best strategy is to focus on savory meals and salty snacks. It seems that the more sweets I eat, the more I crave.
A couple of favorites:
Leftover salmon with pesto and brown rice, and a few roasted mini sweet peppers. I know it looks like one red pepper and four yellow peppers, but for the record, that was one red, two yellows, and two oranges.
And this was the breakfast to end all breakfasts – two hardboiled eggs with pesto (I had a lot of pesto that needed to be eaten up!) and a little blob of sundried tomato/basil goat cheese. Amazing! So tasty and I didn’t have a hankering for sweets all day after this breakfast.
Snacks I struggled with at first – chocolate was always my go-to!
Salted cashews or chips have come to replace chocolate - which is not to say that I think chips are a healthy snack! They did, however, keep my sweet tooth at bay.
One week of the challenge down and only a few days left. Two days ago, I was already planning my Sunday morning breakfast with peanut butter cups and maple syrup, but my sugar cravings are starting to fade. I’m learning a lot from the challenge, and plan to share a full post’s worth of insights once it’s ended.