Hello again everyone!
So! I was trying to figure out how to write this food log thing and just decided to write it in chronological order. I’m actually on day 4 of it already and I never realised how much sugar is in everything! If anything, I really recommend this ‘detox’ just to raise your awareness on the presence of sugar in most food products
The one thing I cannot stand though, is that this detox removes all fruit except green tipped banana and green apples. I can understand why it does that because at the end of the day, fruit is fructose and can trigger the same sugar imbalances and cravings but I am used to almost 4-5 different types of fruit everyday, so this has been pretty hard on me.
(Not because I really miss the sugar but.. I miss the soluble fibre. HAHA)
I’ve actually tweaked the detox diet to suit me a little more. The original diet recommends a removal of all fruits except bananas and apples but I figured if I came across a papaya or mangoes (they are in season now), I wouldn’t beat myself up if I consumed them. Also, I’m allowing myself brown rice and wholegrain seeded multigrain buns and the like. Just sticking to the basic principles of no white sugar, white flour etc which is awesome because ‘cept for the fruits parts this is almost similar to the way I usually eat. (Score!) so it’s actually not much of a ‘torture’ for me. Wish I had logged the first time I tried this sugar rebalancing thing a year ago. Now, THAT was hell. 🙂
Anyway! On to day 1! All the photos taken with my Iphone as a quick log so no fancy schmancy anything 🙂
Monday 27 May
Breakfast: Peanut Butter Spinach Smoothie
My FAVOURITE veg smoothie of all time and a GREAT way to start the day. There is just something amazing about peanut butter and banana together! Makes you just feel high and happy and LIFE’S GOOD. Be careful about the peanut butter you choose though. Most peanut butters are packed with unwanted sugars and crazy things. Check out this comparison:
I’m not sure if it shows clearly but you can see that Adam’s Peanut Butter on the left, which I THOROUGHLY recommend, contains only peanuts and less than 1% salt. While the other brand (and most brands of peanut butter), contains corn syrup (sugar!) soy protein concentrate (why?), sugar (more sugar?!), hydrogenated vegetable oils (so bad for you), salt, minerals and vitamins. In the front though, the peanut butter on the right markets itself as ‘healthy’ as it has ‘ZERO PERCENT TRANS FAT!’ My mom bought it because she was trying to eat ‘healthier’. Help your parents and kids make more informed choices!
I also got this from the manufacturer’s FAQ page about its peanut butter. Names have be omitted.
What are the ingredients in (company’s name) Peanut Butter?
(company’s name) Peanut Butter complies with U.S. Standards of Identity for
peanut butter by containing more than 90 percent select roasted peanuts.
It also contains extremely small amounts of vegetable oil stabilizers,
which improve smoothness and prevent the natural peanut oils from
separating from the product and rising to the top of the jar. To enhance
the flavor, the Peanut Butter also contains sugar and salt.
Sounds quite okay right? But no, there are better, more natural options out there! Without the added sugar, peanut butter is a GREAT and TASTY source of protein and healthy fats for you so it’s awesome (and so yummy!)
I blended it with peashoots and spinach and unsweetened almond milk. Blend with 4 cubes of ice at the end and it’s a creamy dream to have in the morning. MHMM.
Mid Morning Snack: Hot Creamy Broccoli Carrot Soup and Cod + Green Tea
Dinner: Thunder Tea Rice at Changi City Point
Met a couple of dear friends at Changi City Point for dinner and had a good chat over one of my favourite hawker meals.
So that concludes day 1! Hope this has been helpful. There was probably some sugar in chili sauce here and there and the restaurant food but I wouldn’t stress over it. It didn’t affect me much and I went to bed happy 🙂 Eating right and eating well doesn’t have to be dull and dreary and to the point of starvation. In fact, you can eat a whole lot of unprocessed, real yummy food and your body would know what to do with it. Nourish your body and everything will fall into place!
No exercise for me today :/ I’m trying to work on it for heart health and bone density but yeah.. hehheh.
Good morning world! Have a happy healthy day today!