You see, I started dating someone not long into the program which led to a lot of dinners out (and desserts too if I’m being honest) which wasn’t exactly helpful when you’re trying to cut down on sugar and eat to a meal plan. (We ate out a lot because I still lived ‘out of town’ at the time and he was renovating his kitchen so it just kind of worked out that when we would hang out it would be going out for dinner. Not really ideal, health or money wise!)
That said, I loved the meals that I cooked and it was great inspiration for some new meals to incorporate into my diet. I also quite liked just putting my mind on autopilot when it came to meal planning and gave me some much needed headspace.
So why do it again?
Well the first time I did it was in winter, so a lot of the recipes aren’t ideal for summer produce (or the kind of food you feel like eating when it’s warmer) and it would be great to add some more quick, summery, healthy meals to my repetiore.
I want to actually do it properly this time and further reduce my desire for sweet treats.
And I’m wanting to start the new year fresh (remember, my word for the year is ‘reset’) and start out as I mean to go on, which is with a focus on my health and wellbeing. Eating well makes me feel good as does being organised about my health. (Plus I’m single so I can kind of just concentrate on it properly and be less distracted by constant dinners out… well maybe the occasional date here and there).
So I’m back on the I Quit Sugar Program, it started last Sunday officially and I’m already looking forward to some of the delicious meals that are coming up in my meal plan!
I really do love the focus on meal planning, minimising waste and creating delicious, healthy meals that don’t take a lot of effort. I’m a big fan of the ‘Sunday cookup’ which is a bit of preparation time on Sunday to set yourself up for easy meals during the week (think batch cooking legumes or meatballs for freezing, baking muffins for quick grab-and-go breakfasts, or making some sauces ready to add to lots of different dishes).
I’m looking forward to getting into the program again and starting off 2018 with a bit of a little diet reset.
What kind of things would you like to know about the IQS program? Is there anything in particular you’d like to see a post on?