No Carbs for the Week and Coconut Sugar

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Coconut Sugar
This week, I am going to try something a little different in my diet to get me to eat better; my diet will be more in line with the 80/20 theory, which means that 80% of the time, I will eat healthy, and I can cheat 20% of the time. I find that breads and carbs seem to fill up a large amount of my diet and they aren't really the good kind.  Leaving my carbs to the weekend will ensure that I am eating healthy 80% of the time.

My other vice is sugar, which is significantly more in my diet that breads and carbs. The amount of sugar in my coffee exceeds the daily amount of sugar, add in the natural sugar in fruit, and I can easily be 3x-4x over the recommended daily amount. I did some research on sugar alternatives, and I read that coconut sugar is a better alternative that is very low on the glycemic scale and also has less calories that sugar.

These two changes in my diet will force me to really prepare what I eat each day and to be more creative with my meals. I already went to the grocery store and have prepared Monday's meals.

Breakfast
1 egg with cheese
Coffee w/coconut sugar and milk
Mid-Morning Snack
Parfait (Greek yogurt, granola, and apple)
Lunch
Salad w/steak
Snack
Grilled portabello mushroom w/hummus
Dinner
Tomato basil soup
Roasted pumpkin w/honey and cinnamon

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