Day 2: 100 Days Without Sweets
Yesterday I completed day 2 of my 100 Days Without Sweets challenge. Yay!
For those of you who don’t yet know, I have a rather large sweet tooth, so I’m going to celebrate every completed day of this challenge.
I’m not eating sweets the next 100 days, but what am I eating?
- 2:30 p.m. 1 Roast Beef Wrap, 1 Ham Wrap
- 5:45 p.m. 2 Cod Fillets (About 8 oz.), Brussel Sprouts
- 9:15 p.m. Bowl of Cottage Cheese, Mixed Nuts (About 1 oz. )
- 12:15 p.m. – Turkey Club Sandwich, Orange
- 4:15 p.m. – 2 Cod Fillets, Brussel Sprouts, Mixed Nuts (About 1 oz.)
- 7:15 p.m. – 3 Eggs, 1 Slice Pepperjack Cheese, Ham Steak (About 6 oz.), Baby Spinach
You may be wondering, what about breakfast? What about the supposed most important meal of the day?
First, breakfast isn’t necessarily as important as you may think. The Precision Nutrition team wrote an article about skipping breakfast that is definitely worth checking out. The takeaway? Skipping breakfast won’t necessarily make you fat – your overall diet still plays a huge role.
Second, skipping breakfast may actually help you control your weight and your hormones. Don’t believe me? Check out the book Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha. Skipping breakfast also happens to be a strategy that people in the Intermittent Fasting community use – do me a favor, don’t stress if you miss breakfast.
Now, I don’t follow any specific intermittent fasting protocol, but I do utilize fasting time to time, especially after a big day of eating.
The day before Day 1 of my challenge I ate A LOT, so what did I do the next day? Fast until 2:30 p.m.
This strategy helps me ensure that one day of eating way too much doesn’t lead to another day of eating way too much.
How can I explain no breakfast on day 2?
Easy, I had my body fat percentage test at 11:00 a.m. and wasn’t allowed to eat before it.
Besides the whole breakfast dynamic on the first two days, not eating sweets really hasn’t been too bad…yet.
I know how my cravings work and after about 4-5 days of trying to go without eating sweets I normally go back to them – those damn cookies get the best of me!
Still, I’m optimistic.
These 100 days provide an amazing opportunity to change bad habits and improve my life.
What could you do in 100 days?
Join my Just Go Fitness – 100 Day Challenge Facebook group and commit to doing something that will improve your life the next 100 days – it may be just the jump start you need.
More blogs to come about my 100 days without sweets challenge, so keep checking back if you want to see how it is going 🙂