Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sugar For Happiness

Boring?  Or simple and satisfying?

This was yesterday's menu:

On Awakening: 1 cup warm water with the juice of 1/2 lemon.  (A few drops of liquid stevia to take the sour edge off.)

Breakfast: Coffee with Raw Cream, 2 eggs, 2 strips nitrite free bacon, 1 cup mixed sauteed vegetables cooked in coconut oil.

Lunch:  Chicken "Sandwich" with cabbage leaves instead of bread, with home-made sandwich spread, and 1 cup sauteed vegetables left over from breakfast.

Dinner:  Chicken thigh, leftover mixed vegetables from breakfast.

Notice how simple this menu is.  On of the beneficial side effects of eating Sugar Freedom style is that it significantly reduces appetite.  One of the arguments against low carb dieting that I've heard before is that it only works because the food is so boring.

Let's take a look at that statement.  Yes, chicken and vegetables at two meals in a row does sound boring, but on the Three Day Sugar Strike the entire point is to decrease appetite and food cravings with a simple, sugar and grain free menu.  The food I ate yesterday left me feeling satisfied, energized, and ready to take on the tasks of the day.  If I had eaten a scone with jam for breakfast, I promise you, I would have spent the entire day obsessing over where and when I was going to get my next scone!
Yummy Sauce!

Science break:  By the way, my powerful carb cravings wouldn't be all in my head either.  For those of us who are carb sensitive, sugar and grains trigger the release of brain chemicals that create a drug like rush.  This is the rush and high I would be chasing all day long if I ate a breakfast as simple as a typical "healthy" boxed cereal.

Over the past five years of having the incredible privilege of living in the body I always wanted, it has become more and more obvious to me that I'd rather be healthy, happy, and like what I see in the mirror, than eat the way everyone else does.

I'll trade sugar for happiness any day, and be grateful for the chance to do so!

P.S.  The yummy sauce is 1T home made mayo, 1T mustard, and 2T organic salsa.  Mix it up, and either spoon it into the cabbage leaf, or just dip the wrap in the sauce.  It's better than any "Secret Sauce" I've ever had at burger joint!

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