It really is a psychological thing! Tell yourself you can’t have something and you really want it. Tell yourself you can have something if you want and you can take it or leave it!
This week has been ‘easy’ to avoid the sugar because I told myself last week “everything in moderation”BINGO! This week when I’ve been tempted or offered it, I’ve thought, “well I could, but I won’t.” Result!
People keep asking me what I’m eating if I’m not having sugar…. Breakfast is now typically a protein shake. I’ve solved the hunger problem thanks to Natural Nutrients. A 40g serving of protein keeps my hunger at bay for about 5 hours. This is great given that my day starts anywhere from 5.30am! If I have time, I’ll have smoked salmon and scrambled / poached eggs or avocado. Clean protein shakes aren’t financially viable everyday so I need to get that sorted but for now, while I sort my other meals out, its working.
Dinner (to avoid confusion I’m from Yorkshire and I eat breakfast, dinner and tea!) depends really where we are and what we’re doing but can be poached eggs or a quick stir fry, omelette etc. Although today, my husband took me and the youngest out for dinner so I ate a Hippo Burger (not a burger made from actual hippo, its a restaurant in Durham!!) Tea is normally a wholesome family meal, so the other night was meatballs and homemade pasatta. I’ve been batch cooking so that I make enough for us all for and to freeze a family sized portion. I’m also making a lot of soups to and freezing in portions to pack the husband off to work with – I’m a great wife (one whose birthday is coming up very soon if he’s reading this haha!)
Snacks, well I’ve found a protein shake alleviates hunger in the morning which is great, an afternoon the kids snack on fruit but I tend to go for celery sticks with almond nut butter or if I do go for fruit it will be dried apricots / dates.
I’ve been a bit slack on the water front because I’ve not been in much this past week. I think I’ll revert to buying a pack of bottled water to have in the boot of the car. It’s normally when I get in the car I think “yup, I’ve remembered all three kids, their bags, coats, snacks, drinks, but forgotten my own!”
So, all in all a good week so far. I’m on the up and winning 😀