Now it starts to get real, and real hard haha – the first real thing to remove from our diets is the worst of course – which is going all out no sugar.
Fortunately for me, I’ve been cutting most of the sugar out of my diet since June when I came back from Europe with a little too much extra love around the middle, so I don’t have a huge sugar dependence.
The problem mainly in Asia is eating out, EVERYTHING has sugar in it (soya sauce, oyster sauce, rice wine etc) so eating in restaurants is mostly impossible. Also check the ingredients on everything you buy, you’d be shocked at how many things have sugar in them.
One person checked the ingredients for their salt, yah salt, low sodium salt to be precise – and guess what? Yah, it has sugar in it – so be vigilant, the food industry is hiding sugar everywhere because it’s addictive, cheap and every time you eat sugar it makes you want to eat more sugar.
The start of the week wasn’t too hard actually, we just had to be a little more vigilant especially with the seasoning we used – and we got this for snacking on (from Tesco).
No sugar at all! Also with eating all the fruits and the Alkagizer religiously, you actually have much less cravings for sweet stuff than you did before – and unhealthy stuff as well in general.
I actually also stopped coffee (and most dairy) this week, because after the fruits and Alkagizer I didn’t feel any need for caffeine. And other than coffee I don’t eat all that much dairy anyway.
It got a little harder towards the end of the week as I was travelling to Penang to give a talk at a Google event, yah PENANG FOOD! So honestly I stretched the rules a little as I knew the food I was eating had Soya sauce etc (minimal amounts of sugar), but I made good choices wherever I could (ordered warm water with lemon instead of sugary drinks etc) and didn’t over-eat (which is REALLY hard in Penang).
Plus I even found a Paleo friendly place Awesome Canteen where I went for lunch and had a smoothie (we brought our own Avocado along too like weird nerds and ate that too haha).
I had a delicious eggplant burger with sweet potato fries.
So yah, plus eating fruit still first thing in the morning.
And then on Sunday it was off to Thailand, thankfully fruit is in abundance there and we were still in the buffer zone until Monday anyway. And we still had some Avocados fortunately haha, so we had half each of one of those each morning for our good fats.
Honestly by the end of the weekend I was missing good food with lots of veges and my Alkagizer!
So yah, no sugar wasn’t too tough – there are harder ones coming I know it..and again Friday was an enhancement day with the weekend as the buffer zone – which we took advantage of haha.
Weeky 3 Summary
So this weeks enhancement wasn’t too bad for us, it would be bad if you have a very sugary diet and eat a lot of junk with ingredients you can’t pronounce (Sugar has around 60 names commonly listed in ingredients – make sure you avoid them ALL).
If you were already using natural sugars (honey, pure maple syrup) you can continue during this week, but you can’t substitute refined sugar for natural sugar.
Natural sugars as ingredients in anything are also OUT.
– Drink more water (at least 6-8 large glasses a day)
– Eat 3 pieces of fruit each morning on an empty stomach
– Drink the Alkagizer Mild
– Then eat lunch as normal
– Add an EXTRA portion of vegetables at every meal
– Remove ALL refined sugar from your diet
The sugar lobbyists are seriously dangerous, read more here:
– Sugar lobby paid scientists to blur sugar’s role in heart disease – report
– How the Sugar Lobby Skewed Health Research
– How the sugar lobby helps perpetuate that sweet tooth of yours
– The sugar lobby’s sour tactics