Last week, we were tasked with eating local meat, which was admittedly easier for me than it was for my fiance. We had just one slip-up, and it involved free food we didn’t want to reject. Outside of that, all meat we ate was local. I noticed we ate more vegetables as a result, which was an unintended benefit of the challenge. I placed this challenge slightly earlier on the schedule since I knew it would be easy with the aid of farmer’s markets.
Today is the start of Week 4 – the Real Beverages challenge. During this week, we are only allowed to drink coffee, tea, water, and milk (which is obviously off my list). We are allowed maple syrup or honey as sweeteners in moderation and one cup of juice during the week, as well as very occasional wine, preferably red.
I already slipped up without thinking this morning and put stevia in my coffee, but for the rest of the week, I’m going to try to drink it black. We don’t really drink any beverages at home outside of coffee, tea, and water, but I know my attachment to sugar substitutes is a bad one and a strong one.
I’ll report back next week with what worked for us and what didn’t. Luckily, Week 5 looks like an easy one – no fast food or deep-fried foods.