WEEK ONE: kicking the habit

09 October 2015


I'm one week into giving up fizzy drinks, pizza and sweets (candy) this month.

Last week, I experienced withdrawal symptoms on my first day.  So what happened this week?

Well its been fairly tame in comparison.

I've been eating a lot more fruit, pasta and sandwiches. I've been drinking a lot more flavoured tea.

I've not been as adventurous as I was when I tried that raw tomato last friday, but I do feel a lot more open towards things.  Having a sandwich is a big thing for me, as they're not something I usually eat, because I don't like bread or rolls all that much.  So, when I was hungry and opted for one, it was a big deal for me.

Bananas are a good source of potassium, and energy.  If you're cutting out what I'm cutting out, then having those or nuts are a great alternative.

Bananas are another thing that I didn't tend to eat that often.  It's not to do with not liking them, because I really do like the taste of banana, but it was just a fruit I didn't usually eat. Also apples.  I love apples, but when I was given the choice between those and a chocolate bar, it was always the chocolate bad that I chose.  And they do fill you up.

With regards to cravings and unhealthy foods that I've not given up, it's been a bit of a mixed bag.  On the one hand, I'm happy to not choose eating a kit kat, and I'm happy to opt for the fruit.  But, on the other hand, sometimes when I walk past a sweets display, or I see an unopened bar in the fridge, I'm tempted.  It's like I can taste it in my mouth.

And I've cut down dramatically on my crisps intake. I used to be just as bad as I was with Irn Bru when it came to chipsticks, but recently I've cut down the number of packets I'm eating to 2 packets at most.

So that's the highlights of this week.
I'll be going down to see hannah next week so my post might be late, but you may get more than one most as well, as I might blog about what we did as well as an update to this experiement!!

I guess we'll see.

Until next time, be excellent to each other.

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