I mentioned earlier that I was reading David Gillespies book “Sweet Poison Quit Plan” and he prompts readers to make a list of when your sugar snacking habits occur.
His list was pretty lengthy – no wonder he lost 40kgs.
I’d encourage all that are interested to do the same – because only then do you realise how much our sugar addiction is linked to habits.
- Cranberry juice every morning
- M&M’s/chocolate when watching a movie
- A glass of Coke when out to dinner
- A can of V around 3pm but only if I feel tired
- Tank juices at lunch times
- Friday morning banana muffins with a coffee
- After work drinks (which happen most days and I drink ciders which are full of sugar)
- An apple and a cup of tea with one sugar at night (usually happens when i’m at my parents, but I don’t have apples or a tea in my home.)
- A snack to eat in the car after every supermarket shop (only realised this one yesterday when I hopped in the car and felt like I was missing something -eek!)
All in all, I don’t think my list is toooo shocking, but it’s still bad. I was raised well – we never had desert (unless we had guests), we never had soft drinks in the fridge or biscuits in our cupboards. Thank god we didn’t otherwise I would have had a whole lot more habits to add to that list.
I’ve managed to carry that through to my home now. I don’t have english breakfast tea in the house, only herbals. You won’t find biscuits either and the only chocolate you’ll find is 80% cocoa. My biggest issue? Alcohol and fruit. That’s going to be the tough one to break…
It’s day two today. Brad already cracked and ate a row of coconut rough chocolate – but I’m determined to see this through. Organic oats in the morning, fish with veges for lunch and dinner.
Since reading, I’ve come across a whoole online world of others who are doing the same! Like this person, and him, and this woman too! These people motivate me.
Wish me luck…