it's good. right? and tastes good too? um, I'm going to be honest. no. not always.
My friend, Lauren's Mommy, has been writing about making healthier choices at the grocery store, like switching from white bread to whole wheat and buying more fruit for snack time. GREAT choices. and while I'd love to say we only buy whole wheat, sometimes we buy white wheat. [it's true] we are pretty good about eating fruit fruit fruit. both kids love apples, blue berries, raspberries and peaches.
Another friend was having some prediabetic issues and had gained about 50 pounds. She eliminated white bread, pastas, rice and sugar and in a year has lost all the extra weight.
I love pasta, rice and potatoes. eeek. it would definitely be healthier if I served my family less of this stuff.
but seriously. give up white pasta, white rice, and white potatoes? ... oh and white flour.
sheesh. no pain, no gain. That's for sure.
Well, how about limiting our intact? I can do that. we can limit. cut back, restrict. yes. we can do that.
ok, well I need a first step. my first plan of action.
What do I eat the most of that I can cut back on first?
sugar. plain and simple sugar. not for my family. for me. sugar.
SUUUUUUUGGGGGAAAAARRRR ... in coffee.
two tablespoons of sugar and a splash of milk. in my big mug.
I went to the grocery store to look for a respectable substitute. Truvia won the grocery store challenge. made from the stevia plant. I'm familiar with it from my working days at a dietary supplements company.
This morning Husband made coffee and he decided he'd join me in the "eat less sugar challange" [He's even worse than I am because of his love for sweet tea] We got our mugs out, measured our Truvia, poured our coffee, added the milk, stirred, sipped.
yuck. Husband said it didn't taste that different, but he uses more milk and less sugar than I do. It left a bitter taste similar to Nutrasweet in my mouth. NOT AS BAD, but it was there.
I ended up adding one spoon of sugar to the coffee and now it tastes respectable.
For a positive spin on the situation I have officially cut my sugar in coffee intake in half! And that's a step in the right direction. ;-)