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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).

Day 6: Errands and Temptations Abound

While out running a million errands today, I detoured back home for lunch (dinner leftovers) to steel myself from the sweets and smells of the bake shops and fast food restaurants. It worked!
 
Food Log
Lunch
Quinoa, kidney beans, bananas, grape tomatoes, walnuts, green onions
Dinner
Chard, green onions, blueberries
2nd Dinner
Red cabbage, shallots, garnet yams, bok choy, walnuts
 
Tip: Be nimble, be fast. Take the time to return home for sustenance if you’re being chased by temptation.

Day 17: Yearning a Living

I was in line to order a skim latte at a favorite place in Cambridge, the 1369 COFFEE HOUSE. A guy in front of me was buying an “Almond Joy: Our house made hot chocolate with almond and coconut. Better than the candy!”
 
I didn’t walk in the door planning on an Almond Joy hot chocolate, but it WAS a cold wintry day, and I admit I did have a bit of yearning (stayed with the plan).
 
Food Log
Life Alive’s “home made” almond milk
skim latte
sweet broccoli, red onion, garlic, rainbow carrots, red cabbage
banana
Manna whole grain bread
walnuts
dinosaur kale
dried apricots
coconut water
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