30 Day Healthy Food Challenge

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  4. Back for another run :)

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    Hard goals (rules):
    1. free sugar below 40g per day - this is oriented on the WHO guideline ..
    2. 5 cheat days max - intended for eating-together-events
    3. cheat days aren't a fail but don't count either
    4. (it may be possible to stay under 40g on an eating-together-event)
    Soft goals and guidelines:
    1. as little processed foods as possible
    2. no alcohol ... or: when you really want to drink with folks: not too much
    3. avoid coffee
    4. avoid pastry when it's not whole grain or at least of good quality
    5. satisfy cravings with fine and dark(er) chocolate
    6. eat vegetables every day
    7. eat delicious healthy stuff
    8. when you make the mistake of buying crap don't make the next mistake of eating crap
    Furthermore, I don't take drugs and I don't eat meat. I should keep it like this.
     
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    Awesome, welcome back! Maybe interacting with someone in here will help me do a little better.

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  7. Hey! :)
    Good to see you again Philosophical Dad! Yes, I hope this will help you as well.

    After two days failing my sugar limit I decided to reset and make a fresh start. My job seems to be the biggest difficulty at the moment. Or rather my ("programmed") behavior when I'm at work. I need to apply, train and strengthen my mindfulness and sometimes I need what we call "resilience" in Germany, I mean to prioritize my own development and set boundaries.

    But while I learn these skills, at many occasions I just need to be strict with myself and abide to my rules no matter what, to make progress.
    The sugar limit is a good tactic. It should bring relief, psychologically. But if I foster in my mind the idea that on every day up to 40g of sugar should be consumed I go the wrong way ...

    Yesterday I bought 80% cacao chocolate and my plan is to accustom myself to darker chocolate and buy instead of all the other sweets I'm use to.

    Yesterday went good. It's easy to stay below 40g sugar with dark chocolate. So I'm on day 2 right now.
     
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  11. 5 out of 10 - I'm getting better!
    The gram limit is tricky, because often I don't know how much sugar the food contains.

    I've got a chocolates here with 85% cacao. It contains 13g free sugar, so I could eat three bars (300g) before reaching the day limit.

    I thought of the rule "sugar only once a day" - wouldn't that make things much easier?
     
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  14. The 2nd day isn't over yet, but it looks like I will stay far below my sugar limit today.
    Dark chocolate is just the right stuff to fill my sweet tooth with.

    Also no alcohol, no fastfood, no milk and no pastry
    But coffee at work.
     
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  17. 4 / 30 sugar free days
    1 / 5 cheat days used up
     
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