Friday, 17 June 2011

Giving up refined sugar.

Yesterday I started doing research into refined sugar, and I got a little freaked! I couldn't believe how many regular, every day foods that have added sugar. It scared me. So today I tried to cut down on my refined sugar.
So here is how the day went

So breakfast, I thought this would be an easy meal to avoid refined sugar. Then I looked at my cereal boxes. The majority have sugar listed in there top 3 ingredients. I ended up having Wheetabix with strawberries.
Later I snacked on a banana.
Lunch came, and I tend to have a bread based lunch. I settled on a bagel, but still wasn't sure if it was okay! A bagel with tuna, tomato and rocket. I was really craving something sweet after this so had dried apricots and a couple of  prunes.
Throughout the afternoon I had more apricots, a pair and some more strawberries.

For dinner I had chicken wraps. MORE strawberries for dessert.

When I inputted this into a health website it said I'd gone quite a bit over the sugar allowance....WHAT?!?!?!  Seriously?? How? Gah this got me annoyed.
Anyway tomorrow I am working 6 hours, which is not too shabby, then having a nice walk or run home as I haven't exercised today cause I've felt under le weather.
In regards to the post that I wrote about last post I have changed the title and got rid of the link, this has really eased my conscience on the matter, cheers for the advice duckies!


Lisa said...

be careful with taking food out of your diet. It's a slippery slope hun. stay away from that.

just be careful


Haley said...

Yea, I agree with Lisa. You might want to be careful with your diet restrictions. It's good to keep sugar in check, but I wouldn't go so far as to limit things like bagels that you do enjoy eating.
As for the website saying you went over the limit, that's cuz you had a bunch of fruit! They still count fruit as sugar because it technically does have a lot in it, it's just not refined, so it's much better for you.

Anyway, though, thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog. I know that you have been through so much, and having you striving towards healthiness right there with me is very reassuring.
I hope you're doing as well as this post seems to say :)
<3 Haley