No fruit. No dairy. No berries. No candy. No ice cream. No brownies. No sugar what-so-ever.
How's It Going?
The first few days were okay. A little bit less energy, but no headaches or real big issues, although I think my coffee consumption went up a bit.
Over the next few days, however, it got progressively worse. I secretly craved M&M's, gummie bears, an apple even. At one point it got so bad that I woke up from a 'nightmare': I had cheated and was going to have to start over.
Day five, I went to a birthday party for my niece and nephew. Y'know, the pizza, cake and ice cream birthday party. It took all the will power I had not to indulge. At one point, my dad asked me, "Do you want some?" OMG, YES, I WANT SOME ICE CREAM."No, thanks," I replied as I stared at the scoop on my brother's plate.
One Week In
One week in, I caved on two issues. Not really major, but thought I'd get it out there:
- Heavy Cream. Coffee just isn't the same without cream. The sugar in it is negligable.
- Sweet Potatoes. I am a crossfitter and expend a lot of energy at one time. On day 8, I had one small sweet potato post-workout with breakfast.
Almost Half Way There
It is now day 9 and I feel pretty good. Still not as much energy, but not the 'bleh, life is not worth living' feeling that I thought I would have.
There were donuts at church over the weekend and I felt free to turn them down. I didn't feel left out or deprived. I was, in fact, a bit relieved that I could say 'no'.
What's Your Experience?
I know a lot of people who have given up bread, too. It's tough. Many of our comfort foods involve bread and/or copious amounts of sugar. What's been your experience with cutting out the carbs? Easy, hard? Something worthwhile?