Ok, so I might have some Suga'holic readers who are up for the challenge. The rest of you can eat your chocolates in peace - no judgments here!
So there was a question about what to drink - yes water, coffee (no sugar), tea, or unflavored sparkling water is what's on the menu. Milk actually has (at least on my nutrition label for 2%) 11g of sugar!!!!
As for the sweeteners, I prefer to remove them ALL. For me, even the hint of sweetness triggers cravings, so I can't keep them. I'm no diet guru (for sure) so do what you feel it right.
It does make life interesting. Tonight as I was headed to small group,
Small group: Occurs every Wednesday. A group of us get together for some God talk, and food. Much laughter, joy, and peace ensues.
Okay, so I was headed to our small group and starting thinking about what I would eat and drink there. I generally have Babs delicious coffee with plenty of sweetener. But that option was out. Then I thought about having to just sip on some water and that didn't sound good. I had made tea (with nothing in it) before I left home, but had forgotten it!! I quickly pulled into Starbucks and got a green tea - what a rip - I can't believe they charge that much for green tea!
Once I got there, the usual spread of sugary goodies was there, but I refrained. I had instead a few pieces of meat, and chips/salsa. I avoided the yummy cookies and grapes.
Obviously, you will encounter sugar in most things - especially processed food. So maybe you can't avoid it completely, but you can certainly minimize it by trying to follow it the best you can. For instance, I'm sure the salsa had sugar in it (many do), and since the bottle wasn't there I couldn't check. So I used my best judgment and got only a teaspoon of salsa with 3 chips.
Oh and for the record - it depends on the wine. Whites are typically out, but red can actually lower your blood sugar. So if you need to indulge do it with a red - and not a port wine! HA!
This will be even more interesting for me because I've basically cut out most sources of caffeine in my diet. I don't like coffee without Splenda or sugar, and I'm not drinking sodas. Many of the teas I like are also decaf! So I'm getting a double detox.
Hey I survived the first 5 hours...maybe I can make it.