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I guess the title is misleading at this point.  The first few days weren't that easy, but since then it's been pretty effortless. The blood sugars are still in check, the fried foods haven't creeped back into my diet.

I've been eating special K (fruit & yogurt) for breakfast most days, or a banana and cup of yogurt. Some days when I wake up really hungry, I have all three. Considering how I used to eat, I'm still doing ok.  Lunch and dinner typically consists of tuna salad (with apples and pickles sliced up in it) or something grilled. I do want the occasional burger, but I avoid the fast food ones and go for a lean, grilled burger. 

I'm still drinking too many sodas, though I have cut down a bit. That's when the real hell will start. 18 more days... phase 3, no more sodas.  I've been drinking a lot more water (1-2 gallons a day), to better prepare myself for the transition, but I still drink at least 8-10 sodas a day. some days more. 
Posted on Friday, May 18, 2007 11:29 AM | Back to top

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8-10 sodas a day!? Really? I drink 3 at the most and I thought that was too much! :)

Good luck with the switch to water, that is a hard step to make. Especially when you are sitting in a restaurant and subconsciously ask for a soda. I do that all the time.
Left by Page Brooks on May 18, 2007 1:23 PM

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Try to figure out ahead of time what you'll do to keep from getting the caffeine withdrawls when you start cutting back on sodas....when I went without soda last year for a while, the first 2 days were the worst...bad headaches and felt kinda loopy....then a few days later cleared up again, but it sucked during that transition time.
Left by Lou on May 18, 2007 10:48 PM

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I drank sugar free energy drinks or green tea to get off sodas. (my favorite energy drink is Rooster Booster from Quik Trip).

I don't think that 2 gallons of water a day is probably natural. You don't want to drink too much water or you'll dilute the makeup of your blood. I've heard of a gallon a day but not two.

Drinking too much water may also be a sign of abnormal blood sugar.

I've had blood sugar problems as well. I have glucose intolerance and my blood sugar crashes 1-2 hours after eating or drinking sugary things. Although bloos sugar doesn't peak, glucose intolerance can turn to diabetes later on, especially with weight gain.

Bananas also have alot of sugar and may actually make the crash worse.

Left by Scott Miller on May 19, 2007 12:07 AM

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You might want to try something like Japanese brown rice tea. I have a sweet tooth like you and found it did not get bitter like many other teas. If you can find it with matcha powder its even better.

Has helped raise the amount of "good" liquid I am taking in.

Left by Vic on May 22, 2007 11:40 AM

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