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How to meet the challenge of a sugar-free life: a daily diary of pitfalls, overcoming obstacles, psychological skirmishes, and tips for us all. This is a diary of “going sugar-free” for the next two years (730 days).

From the Archives: Day 0: OK, Here’s the Plan

Editor’s note: This post is from March 13, 2015, the first attempt at two years without sugar.
 
My intention is to post every day for the next two years about my challenge of going without sugar, eating “organic”, and moving towards a vegan diet. I’m using this blog as a way to track my progress.
 

Companion blog: Healthy Pipes: Working to Stop Heart Disease, One Leafy Green at a Time ( http://healthypipes.net )
 

A good reference about sugar is here: What Happens When You Eat a Ton of Sugar?
 

Tip: If you want to try to go off sugar, a good way to start is with Katie Couric’s 10-day Fed Up Challenge. You can read about it here.

Day 5: Halfway to Completing the Fed Up Challenge

5 days into Katie Couric’s 10-day No Added Sugar Challenge!
 

Another big challenge met: I had lunch at Legal Seafood without buying their maple bread pudding (or anything with sugar) – just a piece of salmon and a cup of lite clam chowder (hold the rolls with difficulty, but done).
 

Food Log
Organic kale and sweet potato soup
Lite clam chowder, salmon
Organic almonds – way too many, they are going on the don’t buy list
Green kale, red kale, baby bok choy, carrots, shallots, garlic
Blueberries
 

Tip
In restaurants, avoid bread and crackers unless you can verify the source and the ingredients.