Week 1

Well, here it goes! I'm diving into week one of my sugar fast, and I'm sure most of you have looked over your packet, but here is what I'll be doing this week:
  • Cutting out all added sugar and desserts.
  • Slowly eating less fruits and breads (yes, bread has sugar).
For example, instead of oatmeal with honey I will eat oatmeal with cinnamon, milk, and nuts. Instead of yogurt with fruit spread, I will have plain yogurt with unsweetened berries.

Lunches will include homemade whole wheat tortillas* with pinto beans, a little cheese, and avocados. I also substitute hummus for the pinto beans and add some sprouts, cucumbers, and feta cheese.

Dinners will be about the same, except I will beware of salad dressings and other sauces that contain added sugar. Some things you should avoid completely is TERIYAKI and BARBECUE sauce (absolutely full of sugar). 
*tortillas have no added sugar, making them a better choice than bread or pitas.

  • I have to admit, I made [healthy] chocolate chip cookies on Saturday. Did anyone else have one last sugar indulgence?
  • I started to feel a little nervous and perhaps a little depressed because I love sweets sooo much, but that just confirmed the fact that I am addicted, and then I felt some urgency to get rid of my emotional crutch. 
  • Oh, and I got my scores back for the most dreaded test of my life. And it is the first test I have ever bombed. Which will probably hurt my 3.76 GPA. No chocolate for poor Jessica. I guess I will have to look for some new mood-boosters. What do you use to boost your moods (anything but food)?


  1. run, run, run! I love exercising (I know this is something you already do Jess, but it's a great substitute for emotional eating:))

  2. Have a one-man dance party, Jess. Ya gotta dance like a maniac and hope nobody can see. It's the best boost ever!

  3. Great ideas, ladies! Katie, when I was in high school I was the queen of one-man dance parties. I shouldn't have given it up!

  4. I love this! I am literally addicted to sugar, but never could come out and say it. I can never say no to any type of sugar (Including breads). This is encouraging me to eat healthier, which makes my family eat healthier. :) Love it!

    1. Thanks! It is great that you are concerned about the overall health of your family, keep it up!