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).

Day 14: Saved by the Bell

I would like to claim that a fire alarm (for real) pushed us out of the restaurant before I could order my favorite dessert, bread pudding. In fact, as much as I love the dessert, I was not going to break my pledge so my day’s efforts were safe. Or so I thought. The next day, reflecting on how good the arugula salad (with dressing) was, I came to the conclusion that the dressing HAD to have added sugar. I just called the restaurant and they confirmed, sadly, that the dressing has added sweetener. Buzzer. Fail #2 but good lesson learned.
Food Log
salad: organic arugula, baby tomatoes, citrus vinaigrette (with sugar)
skim latte
Manna bread
plain organic yogurt
Kit’s cashew bar
Watch out for hidden sugar in salad dressings. Even your server may not know. Ask the server to check with the kitchen. Odds are good you need to order that salad without its salad dressing – or plan to bring your own no-sweetener-added dressing.