No problems yesterday. Not eating sugar does get easier. Some people I talked to said the worst is around day 3, which I agree with. Now, the question is...
Will I Keep It Up?
I hate that question. Honestly, based on my personal experiences, the answer is no. I might for a while, and I certainly will try to cut back on pure sugary junk food. But any really restrictive diet is difficult to manage on a day-to-day basis.
The other problem I'm having, despite eating what seems to be massive quantities of bread, is that I have a difficult time getting enough calories. On early days at work, I might eat a Kind bar in the morning before lunch. I would definitely eat more fruit. And I'd probably snack on whatever sweets were around. I'm not doing any of that.
Anyone who's been on a strict calorie reduction diet, do you get used to that over time? Or will I always feel hungry?
Had my first beer last night. It was yummy. But it didn't add any sugar to my diet. That article I linked to on Monday said it wouldn't, because the sugars in the grain are fermented into alcohol. And MyFitnessPal doesn't track alcohol as a separate category. And it didn't kill my calorie count, but one beer hardly ever does.
Read more about this challenge:
Week Four: Dietary - No Sugar