I am almost finished with my 30 day challenge of no sugar/grains. It's been surprisingly easy. Even when I was making cupcakes for my son's third birthday party, I was able to resist. I am proud of myself for that moment because I LOVE to eat raw batter. I also love to eat frosting straight from a can. And I also used Oreo cookies to crush and make the "dirt" part of the cupcake...I can't even tell you how much I love dunking those cookies in milk. I resisted every sweet thing possible that day!
I almost gave in and got just a spoonful of frosting. I'm so glad I did. I need to keep it a matter of the mind. If I can resist, then I know I can always resist. Now, I'm definitely looking forward to having a very special sweet treat as soon as this is over. But I want to make it worth it and canned frosting will NOT be worth it. The problem I have is that I only want to add back in either grains or sugar first to truly test out the effect.
I keep getting asked if I've noticed a difference. I have noticed that I don't feel bloated at all...ever. Which is nice, you know? But as far as energy levels...no change, but that could be because I am not getting sleep at night since I'm still getting up 2-3 times a night to nurse my daughter. So the broken sleep is kind of outweighing any positive energy change I might experience from this.
Preparation, again, is key. We went to my mom's today and had no snacks. Thankfully she had some good food for us to eat, but we really need to get better in having snacks with us.
I'm looking forward to my special treat...now, what to choose? :)