Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Won't someone give the girl a coke??

This detox thing is harder than I anticipated.

So, day two without caffeine/sugar/alcohol/white carbs and I think I am turning into a heinous bitch. It's really day three, but I accidentally had a coffee on the first day so I have only technically been caffeine free for two days. Blaaaah. It feels like weeks.

The "no sugar thing" is what is killing me. I can live without all the other stuff but I have a real habitual sugar consumption - at 3pm and after dinner. I need it. Always. No buts. And I can't even try and appease it with a coffee because I'm not allowed that. Peppermint tea doesn't cut it. Seriously.

So, if you hadn't guessed, all this "detoxing" is leaving me a bit cranky. Am spending a lot of time barking at people. And I'm not making my life any easier by spending all of my free time reading food blogs. Sucker for punishment, moi? I can't wait for the end of the first two weeks when I can have something yum to eat. Preferably a milo sandwich washed down by a coke.

In the meantime, I have been trying to satisfy my sweet tooth with the occasional Larabar. Last night it was a Coconut cream pie larabar. Am also particularly partial to the odd Chocolare Coconut, Cinnamon roll and Peanut Butter Cookie bars. If you haven't tried them, they are wonderful. Truly marvellous - no added sugar, all natural, gluten free, awesome.

Fingers crossed I don't replace my sugar addiction with my larabar one!

Kitty xx


makia said...

I was just thinking about Coke earlier today! I think I'll have to make myself a juice tonight.

I wish I could get my hands on a coconut cream pie Larabar! Or a Peanut butter cookie one. The only ones I've been able to get are Cinnamon Roll, Cherry Pie, Key Lime Pie, and Pistachio. And Jocolat, which aren't 100% raw so I can't buy those until next month. All delicious, but I want more flavours!

Only a few more days until the detox should be complete... you can do it, Kitty! :D

makia said...

Oh and! After my sweet-death this morning, I didn't suffer any slump from a sugar crash! They say agave syrup is low G.I, and now I believe it! So if you're looking for some sweetness to get you by once detox is over (without the sugar crash), I highly recommend getting some agave! You can buy it in health sections of the supermarket in bottles for about $7 (or you can be overzealous like me and buy a 10kg barrel at a time, hehe).

Miss Kitty-Cat said...

Oh, thanks for the recommendations, Makia! Will check out the Health Food Store for the agave! I can't get the coconut larabars here either - I buy them when I go to the US. They are available at Wholefoods there. I can get you some when I go in May if you like?

Esta said...

Kitty give stevia a try for sweetness without the sugar and its not artificial either!

Miss Kitty-Cat said...

Great idea, Esta! I think I saw Stevia at the supermarket the other day... Writes it on her list...