It seems like I need a new resolution...|
I stayed off sweets quite successfully for Lent, and now Lent is over and I once again find myself tempted by the sweet snacks that are all over the place at work. But I'm still hypoglycemic and these things will still make me ill. So, henceforth, I am resolving thus: I will not eat sugared foods except as part of a specific celebration, such as a birthday or wedding, from now until the beginning of June.
I'd recommend you have something that is good for you there, so you don't feel deprived at work.
Work provides mixed nuts and peanuts as well as peanut-butter crackers, pretzels, Chex Mix, Instant Oatmeal, V8 juice, and chicken noodle soup. I stock fruit cups, peperroni sticks, rice crackers, graham crackers, sunflower seeds, and trail mix in my office. (work provides trail mixes but they all have chocolate-type bits in them). I also commonly bring in, at various times, yogurt, cheese sticks, baby carrots, apples, banannas, other fruit.
I have a snack at 10 and a snack at 3 and try to eat a small lunch. I don't feel deprived - I have good things to snack on. But the cookies and junk snacks (potato chips, cheetos, etc) and the freezer full of ice cream bars are tempting.
|Date:||April 20th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)|| |
You'll feel good
Hi Anne. Peter started a low-sugar diet, and it changed his health dramatically. I have been following along with it for the most part and must say that I don't want sugar as much anymore, or only when I need fast energy due to breastfeeding energy depletion. One food item that has really changed the way we eat for the better is gluten-free bread, which we buy at Whole Foods. I don't know if you have Whole Foods where you are. Anyway, good luck! Of course, you know they say dark chocolate is good for you! Take care. - Jette