Ok, so sugar free days, or thrifting. . . I think I will go with the sugar since it kind of feels more urgent for those of you who are trying to do this thing. If you have no interest in reading beyond this point I will not take it personally.
Typical days without cane sugar*
Ideal*: 2 fried eggs*, 2 pieces sprouted grain (Ezekiel) toast with butter and Simply Fruit jam, cut up tomato, and two cups of earl gray tea with honey and unsweetened soy milk.
Quick: big bowl of oatmeal with agave nectar, unsweetened soy milk, walnuts, and some type of berry or banana. and two cups of tea as before.
Super quick or Out: Starbucks Grande Earl Gray Latte with sugar free vanilla and Soy (cheats, I try not to eat artificial sweeteners, and the soy adds some sugar. You can do milk and honey if they have it, I just try not to be difficult) and a turkey bacon egg white english muffin thingy or feta spinach egg wrap. or McDonald's Egg McMuffin and Orange juice.
MID MORNING: I try to never let myself get hungry and some days (ideal) I don't need this snack but sometimes I do.
Lara Bar, or Grapes, or almonds and string cheese, or other fruit. More tea.
Ideal: big salad, butter lettuce as base, adding generous amounts of tomato, kalamanta olives, cucumber, feta, pine nuts, fresh basil, sliced turkey and with olive oil and balsamic vinegar whisked together.
Quick: Turkey sandwich (or wrap) on sprouted bread toasted, with cream cheese or hummus, tomato, lettuce and mustard. Tortilla chips and sugar free salsa or avocado on the side if I am very hungry.
Super Quick or Out: Bean Burritos, a turkey wrap from my store deli, tortilla soup or something like the above from a restaurant.
Usually one or two of the following: Any snacks I didn't have from mid morning, whole avocado with tomato and tortilla chips, fruit, more earl gray tea or just green tea, natural peanut butter with banana, Emerald brand Cocoa Roast Almonds Dark Chocolate (surprisingly delicious and no sugar) Or toast with Simply Fruit (depending of if I have had bread earlier).
Ideal: 1. Home made chili with Sour Cream, cilantro, and chips. 2. Home made curry sweetened with honey instead of brown sugar (recipes on the curry paste jar) with green grapes, grape tomatoes, bell pepper, shrimp chicken or tofu, over rice. 3. mushroom kebabs with grilled veggies over rice.
Quick: Big salad with turkey, hard boiled eggs, olives, tomatoes, nuts, cucumber, basil, oil and vinegar.
Out: Whatever as long as there is no obvious sugar source.
Coconut milk ice cream sweetened with Agave Nectar, Brianna's Brown Rice Crisp Cereal (the only cold cereal I have found sweetened with fruit juices) with Rice Dream, or Cinnamon Rasin Ezekiel bread toast. herbal tea.
*only honey, pure maple, molasses, agave nectar and fruit juices are allowed for me in order to feel less tired, cranky and not break out all over my neck.
* This is my ideal. I am not a nutritionist. This is just what I like to eat and what makes me feel good.
*I get eggs at my local feed store from local farms and chickens I drive past every day. they are cheaper and WAY more delicious if you can get your hands on them.
So, I have listed lots of options. I eat generally from the things I have listed here. Somedays I am hungrier that others so I just eat when I feel like I need something and what I am craving. I eat tons of cherries and berries right now. And nuts. I had cake at a wedding shower I threw at my house on Saturday and got fresh angry new zits on my neck that I regret, so I have lots of motivation to continue the regime. More info about my rituals can be found here . I hope this was helpful for those of you interested!
Dress, sweater, shoes, hat, accessories: Vintage thrifted (more on this another day)