yes, I am still alive and I did not run to the store at midnight to get a bottle of Dr. Pepper or starting baking a chocolate cake. Actually, I am surprised that I did not have any sugar cravings last night.
I confess: I am the cookie monster. I am sure there are some sugar-free cookies out there...Somewhere?
It was a pretty spontaneous decision to cut out sugar for five days. I have read about it Sunday and bam, decided to start Monday.
So far so good....my first problem was the breakfast. I usually eat bread with either vegan wurst or cheese. So I went to the fridge and grabbed the packages...I was prepared for the worst but thanks to the vegan breakfast god: there was no sugar in my cheese or wurst. Thank you! Well, I already told you that I asked the lady in the bakery if my bread contains any sugar which she denied and I was happy because the chewy part of my breakfast was safe!
I was only left with the liquid part of my breakfast: I usually drink a coffee and a tea for breakfast. And yes, I do love my tea very sweet but I believed in myself and managed to drink a sugar free tea which actually wasn't that bad. I could get used to that!
The coffee was the bigger problem because I only had vanilla soy milk in the fridge which contains lots of sugar. So no coffee for me in the morning because I just can't drink black coffee.
I usually eat a huge bowl with fruits and raisins (I guess they count as fruits too. I mean, they are dried grapes. Duh.), coconut flakes, walnuts and plain soy yogurt. As I already told you yesterday, I was shocked to see that there is even sugar in my plain yogurt. Epic fail. I really did not expect this. So I ate my yogurt bowl without yogurt which wasn't as satisfying as usual but it was fine.
I am not a huge lunch eater, I prefer breakfast and dinner. So I only had some more bread. I am German, you know.
I decided that you can't go wrong with veggies because they are fresh and do not contain any refined sugar. But just veggies is a bit boring, even for me (David says I eat the same stuff than the bunnies) so I decided to add some couscous and a spicy sauce. I thought that brussel sprouts, mushrooms and broccoli are a good choice and roasted everything in a pan, added the couscous, grabbed my bottle of sriracha sauce....and stopped. Sugar in the sriracha sauce. Huge disappointment since I eat that stuff with pretty much everything. But yeah, not that I don't have a huge selection of spices. I love spices and everything I cook is really spicy. So yeah, I decided to make a nice curry....grabbed the jar with curry paste....and stopped. Sugar in the curry paste! Come on! There really is sugar in everything. I double checked that there is no sugar in coconut milk, added ca. 46 different spices and had a yummy sugar-free meal which only was a little nerve-wracking.
I mostly had tea and sparkling water all day. I have to admit that I am not a huge fan of water which probably isn't the best thing in the world but what can I do. I hate normal tab water (boring like hell and tasteless) and I am not a huge fan of sparkling water either (I guess I have that in common with America, you never get that there) but it is a whole lot better than just still water. But my favorite juice (apple and rhubarb) contains sugar so I can't drink that right now. Boo.
I thought I would have really bad chocolate cravings in the evening. I expected to stand in front of the fridge at night and trying to resist all the temptations...but no. Nothing happened. I guess it will happen soon though....so stay tuned.
Have a lovely Tuesday!