I have now gone 7 full days without sugar, with the exception of one small piece of my daughters 16th birthday cake. I have been eating great food everyday, eggs or oatmeal in the morning, some kind of protein and salad at lunch and a healthy protein or fish for dinner with veggies. I have my one cup of coffee with Stevia extract as the sweetener. My snacks consist of nuts, many almonds, walnuts and pistachios. I am full and content all the time and have almost no cravings for the sugar, carbs or alcohol. In the first 7 days I have gone from 200lbs to 196 and feel more energized.
I know a huge contributor to my back pain is the dreaded belly fat. I WILL eliminate this off my belly so I have a better chance to compete without the constant back pain. My stretching routine has been lacking which I will begin to incorporate into my daily routine. These healthy and organic foods I’m eating are actually quite tasty and satisfying. This diet is not something to dread or feel is difficult, its simply setting your mind to it and eliminating the BAD foods from your kitchen and life.
Later today I’ll be meeting with Terry Rowles to continue working on a new chipping style that I will share with you tomorrow. The new technique should be helpful for anyone with the chipping yips, or just can’t master those testy little chips. Additionally we’ll be working on bunker shots which has always been my Achilles Heel. I’ll have some video of both shots for your viewing pleasure.
Here are some other tips for the no sugar challenge: There are lots of tasty foods that you can enjoy on this program (this is not a diet)
Beat the sweet tooth
1. A whole grain cracker with peanut butter and a thin slice of banana
2. Half a sweet potato with a dollop of plain yogurt
3. 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries
4. 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
5. 1 fig with 2 almonds stuffed inside
6. 1/2 cup of plain yogurt with 1-2 Tbsp of unsweetened apple sauce
7. Sliced apples with almond butter.
8. Kale chips (see sidebar for recipe)