Well y’all, I’ve made it through the first five (out of ten) days of Katie Couric’s Fed Up Challenge! Last Wednesday I started making a concentrated effort to remove all added sugar from my diet for ten days – including Coke products (not a big issue for me), pastel-colored packets of fake sugar (recently not an issue) and most packaged goods (more of an issue).
I am happy to report that I’ve lost 2.3 pounds, have survived some grueling run workouts with plenty of fuel in the tank and have had a steady energy level and appetite. Sure, there’s been some effort to prepare fresh food but I’m actually having a lot of fun with it. And the best part is that I’ve inspired a few to try it and even more to start talking about it and looking at labels. It’s important!
Day 1 was easy – I had all my meals planned and was excited to be starting a new challenge.
Day 2 was hard – A dull headache settled in my forehead around mid-morning and stayed for a while. I made an extra effort to drink plenty of water and get a run in.
Day 3 was easy – The headaches were gone, felt strong through my workouts and was enjoying some tasty foods. I had wine at an alumni event and was able to turn down an offer for frozen yogurt at the end of the night 🙂
Day 4 was easy – The only thing to note here is that I didn’t workout today (rest day) and was hungrier.
Day 5 still easy – The halfway point felt like a big milestone, and like it’s all down hill from here. I made a new batch of food for the week and am feelin’ good!
Are you paying attention to what’s in your food yet? What food items surprised you with their sugar content?