"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." ~Lin Yutang

Monday, January 24, 2011

a sugar free approach at life from now on:

go here to see how my challenger did on her week with no sugar.  she did the "advanced" level, so maybe you'll find her journey more interesting than mine was.  or stay here and read about the ending to mine...
hmmmmm, i wonder if i lost weight.  that would be nice!  what a perk to going off of sugar for a week!!! 
but as for how my week-challenge went, the following is what i got out of it:  i'm going to be more sensitive to adding sugar to recipes.  tonight i made sweet and sour chicken and i really debated weather i should follow the recipe and add 1/3 c. brown sugar, or reduce or substitute-sweeten with fruit.  i've always been a recipe-follower, so this new approach is nice. 
also, something i've NEVER done is looking at how much or if sugar is in things.  i've just never really cared much.  after reading the info on the sugar free challenge site, i've now decided it is worth my time to do so.  when i learned about high fructose corn syrup and genetically modified foods i --for the first time-- started checking the ingredients of things i would buy...  now i'm taking it a step further.  even though i have ALWAYS wanted my kids to be healthy, i am now more alert to the changing of society and the eating habits that go along with society and how much more aware i'm going to have to be in our food consumption.  i really don't want my kiddos to grow up being sugar-addicts or food-addicts at all!
what do you think???
Try to remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." COMMENT! IT SHOWS ME THAT I'M BEING READ!!!

1 comment:

Trenicker said...

I think that reading the lable is SUPER important! just the other day we were buying our usual cereals and Trent picked up Raisin Bran without checking the label. A few days later he was reading it and saw HFCS on it! GAH! It's amazing what crap they put in things that are supposed to be "healthier" then other things like it.

Way to go sister! read those labels and feed those kids healthy!