Editor’s note: This post is from March 17, 2015, the first attempt at two years without sugar. First round, I was not going for dairy-free.
Made it through Day 3! This included going to Starbucks and getting a tall skim “cafe au lait” instead of my usual and favorite tall vanilla soy latte.
A tall vanilla soy latte has about 29 grams (7 teaspoons) of sugar, more than the recommended daily maximum for everything eaten. A tall skim misto (caffe au lait) has 8 grams of sugar (in the form of lactose – not added sugar) This is about 2 teaspoons of sugar. The American Heart Association recommends a daily maximum number of 6 teaspoons of sugar for women and 9 for men.
Reference: 1 teaspoon of sugar has about 4g of sugar.
Today also included another success: going to Whole Foods and not buying a bakery cookie and not buying two squares of chocolate and not buying a bottle of coconut water – sugar off the chart! That was my normal routine BNS (Before No Sugar).
Rainbow chard, red cabbage, asparagus, carrots
Almonds, banana, quinoa, green onions, white kidney beans, garlic
Switch from vanilla latte to cafe au lait or just coffee for your cup of Joe.