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Day 1 - no added sugar challenge

No added sugar challenge 1st-14th February 2013

If I told you I was a bit nervous would you believe me?

I have seriously let my guard down with a serious chocolate addiction. You know that Cadbury Marvellous Creations one with the jelly popping candy beanies? Yes. Smashed the entire block last night! Like, seriously!!! I have a problem.
I had a reader post a private message on Facebook yesterday asking how she could curb her binge eating as she typically eats healthy food. Well. That was like a letter to me, written by me! I was always like this as a child and it creeps up from time to time in my adult life now. I keep eating something if it tastes good and feet so sick afterwards from over eating. Why do I did this? I have no idea???
That's all about to change now.....especially that I am re-reading Sarah Wilson's I Quit Sugar book which I purchased last year but really didn't prepare my mind to get rid of sugar completely out of my diet.
Okay now that I have confessed to you all. What are some of your dark sugary secrets? List them below so we can help each other combat them. I know that I am never asking my husband again to buy me chocolate EVER! Well for 14 days that is....no seriously I need to remove myself from this as I am an all or nothing kinda chick!!! Best not go there and then temptation won't rear it's ugly head.
 
Planking challenge
Here are my results for last months planking challenge. 31 days of incorporating 3 sets of 1 minute planks in conjunction with my normal 1 1/2hrs of resistance and interval training per week and eating clean 80-90%!
Planking challenge #planksjan2013
 
 
 
Meal Planner
 
Here is an idea of what our weekly meal planner looks like. I will get a bit more professional and update this in a funky table so it's easier for you to read.
Friday 1st Feb
 
Breakfast
1 Apple (grated) and cinnamon porridge
Snack
2tbs Hummus with 2-3 vegetables
Lunch 
Smoked salmon wrap with spinach, capers and tomatoes
Snack
Yogurt with 2 serves of fruit (3-4 strawberries, 1/2 apple, 1 pear)
Dinner
Chicken (baked) rissoles with green steamed vegetables
Ingredients: Chicken mince 1 grated carrot 1tbs feta cubes 1 garlic minced 1 egg chopped fresh herbs (parsley and coriander) *Moroccan spices S&P

*use whatever seasoning you prefer

Method: Mix all these ingredients together and if you find the mix too sticky add either cooked quinoa, flaked oats or breadcrumbs and make into burger shapes. Refrigerate and place on non stick paper on baking tray and bake until cooked. Alternatively you may shallow fry them in olive oil or a non stick pan.

Saturday 2nd Feb
 
Breakfast
Scrambled eggs (2 eggs or 4 egg whites) with spinach, tomato and spring onions
Snack
180 Nutrition protein shake
Lunch 
Tuna vegetable salad
Snack
1 apple with 1.5tsp peanut butter & sprinkled cinnamon
 
Dinner
Beef quinoa soup with vegetables
Sunday 3rd Feb
 
Breakfast
Pear and cinnamon porridge
Snack
2 hard boiled eggs with vegetable sticks
Lunch
Chicken wrap with feta, tomato, cucumber and spinach 
 
Snack
Tzatziki dip (yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice & garlic) with vegetable sticks and crackers
Dinner
Chicken tenderloins with cauliflower, broccoli and beans
Monday 4th Feb
 
Breakfast
Waffles with ricotta and blueberries
Snack
Vegetable/fruit juice (cucumber, mint & apple)
 
Lunch 
Vegetable frittata 
 
Snack
Fruit smoothie with 2 serves of fruit
 
Dinner
Vegetable and beef stir fry with
Tuesday 5th Feb
 
Breakfast
Quinoa with 1 serve of blueberries
Snack
1 apple and handful of almonds
 
Lunch 
Vegetable beef muffins
Snack
Protein smoothie
 
Dinner
Turkey quinoa burgers served with salad
Wednesday 6th Feb
 
Breakfast
Poached eggs with smoked salmon and asparagus
Snack
Vegetable sticks with hummus dipping sauce
 
Lunch 
Salad in a wholemeal wrap
 
Snack
3 serves of fruit and handful (5-6) of walnuts
 
Dinner
Flat head fish grilled with salad
Thursday 7th Feb
 
Breakfast
Organic corn flakes with almond milk and 1 banana
 
Snack
Hard boiled eggs x2 with sugar snap peas and cucumber
 
Lunch 
4 beans salad mix
 
Snack
watermelon with ricotta cheese
 
Dinner
BBQ meat platter with grilled vegetables and salad
Friday 8th Feb
 
Breakfast
Mini corn pancakes with yogurt and cucumbers
Snack
180 Nutrition protein drink with 5 strawberries
 
Lunch 
Omelette vegetable pizza
 
Snack
yogurt with a sprinkle of toasted muesli AKA granola
 
Dinner
Home made pizza's with vegetable and meat toppings
I am really getting into Sarah Wilson's I Quit Sugar book.  I am learning a lot about what all this added sugar is doing to our bodies. So for your copy simply click on the link and grab yourself a copy for some inspiration and awesome recipe ideas.
Please leave a comment below and share how you survived Day 1 of our no added sugar challenge. I'll be posting daily so add your new comments there.
Xx Dani

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