Day 2. What does sugar-free mean to you?
If you’re doing the Anti-Candida Diet, sugar-free might mean no tropical fruit, but stevia is just fine, thanks.
If you’re following Alex’s rules, dates are a go. But, stevia is out.
Eryn suggests no stevia, no fruit juice, and no dried fruit. Whoa.
So me? Where am I at in all of this? Well, I’m in the no syrups, no honey, no refined or unrefined “sugars” camp. I’m also trying to limit dried fruits and concentrated fruit juices. But, I’m not limiting whole fruits.
Which is good, because today has been a wee bit less than well-rounded, nutrition-wise. Some days are like that.
Here’s what I ate today. Tell me you did better than this, okay?
Breakfast: Fruit and nut bowl with apples, coconut, pecans, flax seed and unsweetened almond milk.
Morning snack: 1 red grapefruit
Lunch (put together from what was available at a work-sponsored meal): Salad with spring greens, tomatoes, mushrooms, carrots and steamed cauliflower & green beans plus a banana for dessert.
Lunch completely lacked protein, so afternoon snack was a handful of cashews and a handful of roasted chickpeas.
Dinner – here’s where I sort of failed. I didn’t get home until 7:45, and then had to put the kiddo to bed. So, dinner was another fruit and nut bowl – this time with a banana, raisins, peanuts, almond milk and a drizzle of peanut butter.
I feel all right – no major cravings, but I ate a lot of fruit today. Probably a bit too much fruit. Oops.