Week 2 Kick Sugary Drinks
I was worried about this week the most in the beginning, even though now I am starting to feel just as worried for week 3. I would say the last month or so, I was drinking at least 64 ounces of sweet tea a day and it was mainly McDonald's large sweet tea. I would literally drive across town just to go through the drive-thru for a sweet tea when going to pick my son up from school. If I was out taking my kids to doctor appointments, I'd grab one on the way there and on the way back. I really felt like giving up pop, I had just switched one addiction for another. It was like caffeine headaches all over again the longer I went in my day without one.
Here was my notes for week 2 from the original Sugar Detox Post:
For me this is Pop and Sweet Tea. On a regular day when it's not the two weeks surrounding Halloween (before and after), I am the classic "drink your calories" type. I had quit drinking pop for about 3 months then I started again and now I am right back to caffeine headaches.
I think I can really tell this is the week I was having the most mental struggle with because I didn't give tips like I did for weeks 1 and 3. Oops!!! So I'll share some now
Tips for making it through week 2:
- Drink lots and lots of water! PS you should be doing this anyway.
- Add fruit to your water. I have heard this a lot, that some people just can't do water because there is no flavor (because they are used to those sugar filled sodas). I love doing lemon, I haven't don't much else. Once I had blueberries and raspberry water at a party. It tasted different, but not bad - it was room temp so I think that had an effect on me too because I am not much for room temp drinks.
- Try doing green or black tea. I got black tea a few weeks ago and I actually really liked it (I had never had black tea before. Also green tea is supposed to be so health beneficial for you! I tried it a long time ago and really didn't like it because I was so used to sweet (Nestle) tea, which I grew up on.
- Try getting unsweetened and sweeting it yourself. That way you know exactly how much is going in - and how much you don't want going in which is the issue with my daily McDonald's sweet teas.
I hope you find these tips helpful and if you have any of your own tips feel free to comment below.
And here are one of those sugar revealed things I'm sure you have seen around online:
P.S. according to a CNN report you should only be consuming around 25g a day and not all 3 of the sodas are over twice that.