Sugar: Day Five - Beer

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. 

MFP takes into account the activity from my Fitbit and Runkeeper to come up with these adjusted calorie numbers. 

MFP takes into account the activity from my Fitbit and Runkeeper to come up with these adjusted calorie numbers. 

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?

Beer

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

  1. Day One
  2. Day Two
  3. Day Three
  4. Day Four
  5. Day Five
  6. Day Six
  7. Day Seven