>> Wednesday, June 11, 2014
I've definitely shared my ups and downs with what I consider to be some addiction there. Even though I know WHAT to eat and WHY I should be eating it, sometimes it's still hard to break that cycle. Pooja Mottl's The 3-Day Reset is certainly an easy to follow guide to help all of us with our individual vices, and the information is like starting from square one.
Above all, I like the tone of the book. It isn't clinical. It isn't mean. It's, instead, like a friend guiding you and reminding you of some important stuff you've decided to, well, forget. I so conveniently forget the nutrition DOs and DON'Ts when they all of a sudden don't apply to my cravings, but Mottl puts them in black and white.
Here's an excerpt from the section I followed:
"Sugar goes down like water, and we’re consuming it with reckless abandon. Accord- ing to the USDA, the average American eats about twenty-two teaspoons of sugar, or about 13 percent of our total calories, each and every day. Okay, let’s think about this for a second: That’s like opening up your kitchen silverware drawer, grabbing a teaspoon, jamming it into your sugar bowl, and sticking it straight inside your mouth twenty-two times a day."
So, yes. I did the sugar reset and was actually quite pleased with my ability to stick to it. I would say that some of the ingredients in the recipes inside the book (for example, some delicious salads!) are a bit expensive and beyond my normal Aldi budget . . . but I made fitting substitutions to make them work for me.
When it was time to eat sugar again, I followed these guidelines
Try to eat whole, unrefined sources of sweetness, in moderation, about 80% of the time. The best sources for healthy sweetness are:
- Whole, ripe, fresh fruits
- Dried fruits and vegetables such as dates, pineapple, and tomatoes
- Raw, unpasteurized honey 100% maple syrup
- Whole dried cane sugar or coconut palm sugar granulated crystals
If all of this interests you, be sure to check out The 3-Day Reset -- as well as the rest of the TLC Book Tour. And if you'd like to connect with Pooja, you can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
* I was given a copy of this book for review purposes. I have not been compensated in any other way. My opinions are my own.
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