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52 Small Changes - Week 28

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NightWanderer Mon 04-Jul-16 23:02:57

Week 28 - Beware the Beverage

Reduce your overall sugar consumption by eliminating sweetened beverages from your diet.

If giving up sweetened beverages seems painful, realize it will get easier after the first few days. The more we feed our addiction to sugar, the more we crave it. When you break the cycle, however, your body begins to crave sugar less; and in a few weeks, you won't miss it so much.

It especially mentions eliminating soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit juice and putting sugar in your tea/coffee

Last week's challenge

margaritasbythesea Mon 04-Jul-16 23:36:18

Nightwanderer - I wasn't being sarcastic I promise! I just found the last thread.

Thanks for this one. Lchf takes care of Thi too. At the moment, a high sugar drink for me is a tea with milk in.

Still not really shifting the pounds dramatically btw but too busy to try anything else now I am into all the rules.

margaritasbythesea Mon 04-Jul-16 23:37:01

this not Thi

8FencingWire Tue 05-Jul-16 03:18:04

Fab, thank you!

NightWanderer Tue 05-Jul-16 04:23:56

That's alright. I didn't think that at all. I don't drink a lot of sugar, just the odd soda or odd cup of juice. I do eat too much sugar though. I come from a family of sugar addicts who are also a family of diabetics. It worries me.

DrDiva Tue 05-Jul-16 07:17:32

Oh I like this one too. I am gradually moving over to water - I am at about 2l water and 1 of squash now. I hate sweetener anyway, I lost the taste of it in pregnancy and never regained it!

margaritasbythesea Tue 05-Jul-16 07:18:31

I do feel better for not eating sugar in that I get hungry much less often and have very few cravings. I didn't lc for that reason but I do now believe there is something addictive there.

I also notice that I used to get a very sore stomach after drinking any alcohol and I don't any more. I think this might be due to sugar overload too. Not that healthy though I don't drink much.

NightWanderer Tue 05-Jul-16 07:33:05

Drinking lots of water is definitely helping. I don't eat a lot of processed food so I think that helps too. Things like ready made pasta sauces have a lot of sugar. I rarely drink these days either.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 05-Jul-16 08:05:40

I never drink fizzy pop or squash.

There will be sugar in the dry wine that I drink but I won't be giving that up!

quirkychick Tue 05-Jul-16 09:13:52

grin Bewitched. I'm sure that doesn't count...

Yy, lc means that sugary drinks are just a no. NightWanderer Dp's family are similar, such sweet teeth (?).

Stellar67 Wed 06-Jul-16 13:52:03

Oh now I like this one. I struggle with sugary drinks. I have been working on it but will throw myself in for the next seven days and see how it goes.
Agree, water intake has saved me a bit with this one already.

Thank you.

NightWanderer Sun 10-Jul-16 12:06:22

I've added the next challenge here

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 11-Jul-16 00:35:10

Oooh, ominous, you don't say you like it, eek!

Here goes...

NightWanderer Mon 11-Jul-16 05:48:35

It's not so bad grin

It's true though that you just don't know what to expect, from taking a multivitamin every day to finding a purpose to your life.

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