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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 2: Good Leftovers

Editor’s note: This post is from March 15, 2015, the first attempt at two years without sugar.
 
Feeling charged up today by my accomplishment to make it through Day 1. Planning on Day 2 success with the help of a refrigerator full of leftover steamed vegetables.
 

Update: Made it through the end of the day with the help of a small snowstorm which kept me inside and away from temptation. Now, onto Day 3!
 

Tip
Use excuses to avoid going out when you’re hungry.

 
Food Log
Rainbow chard, red cabbage, asparagus, carrots
Walnuts
Manna bread
Apple

Day 10: Easy as 8, 9, 10

Challenges are the usual. Skipping the vanilla soy latte at Starbucks, avoiding the bakery case at Whole Foods. I bought a Kit’s Fruit + Nut bar while shopping at WF instead. No added sugar, just organic dates, organic peanuts, organic almonds, sea salt.
 

Food log
Swiss Chard, leeks
Quinoa, spring onions, garlic, garbonzo beans
Skim latte
Manna multigrain bread
Kit’s Fruit + Nut bar
 
Tip
Go to the grocery store after eating so you are less vulnerable to snacking while you shop. If you have an irresistable urge to snack, have a mental list ready of snacks that work within your rules.
 
Product Tip – snacks with no sugar added