How are YOU doing so far? Eliminating sugar from our diet can be very rewarding. I find that one of the greatest benefits is that you wind up choosing healthier food choices because your not filling up on foods that have simple sugars in its ingredients, also known as “empty calories.” I must confess that I am finding this experience to be an extremely satisfying one. The emails and comments that I receive motivate me to keep on writting! Women are sharing with me either their challenges or questions about details in their diet which clue me in to the fact that everyone wants to adhere to the strictest letter of our law!
Some expressed that even though they are not joining in the challenge, they are reading the e-mails and are motivated to possibly try it at another time of their life.
Others revealed that their kids are getting involved and trying to eliminate sugar from their diets. While other woman feel “like fabulous roll models to their children and husbands by taking good heath care of themselves.” Where ever YOU are in our Detox Challenge its ALL GOOD!
Thank you for reading, participating and sharing. I love the questions-though please be patient with the answers as I’m getting lots of them!
Q: Can we eat dairy products such as low fat mozzarella cheese or cottage cheese.
A. Yes! Low fat or fat free dairy products are fine. We are aiming for a healthy diet that promotes all food groups. A recent study showed that the more servings of dairy foods that adults consumed, the greater the percentage of their total calories that came from saturated fat (definitely not a good thing). But the other side to the story is that their intake of many key nutrients — like protein, calcium, magnesium , folate, B1, B2, B6, B12, and vitamins A, D, and E — also increased along with the number of dairy servings. So how do you get all those great nutrients from dairy without the drawbacks?
Low-fat dairy is the answer! As you decrease the fat in dairy products, you cut calories, saturated fat, and cholesterol , while protein, calcium, and most other vitamins and minerals remain high. Low-fat milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, and reduced-fat cheese pack a protein and calcium punch in every serving. Just a cup of lite nonfat yogurt, for example, gives you a third of your daily recommended calcium intake, along with 17% of your estimated daily protein intake. I realise that many people don’t eat dairy. To those I simply recommend obtaining those same nutritious vitamins from other sources. Such as; dark leafy greens for calcium, beans for protein and spinach for folate.
To my “Sugar Detox Buddies” – I was successful on day 2, 3 and 4. (Friday, Saturday and Sunday!) My mind feels strong and determined. My body is starting to feel lighter. I am so ready for the days ahead!
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