With Kaylee and Mantha starting sports in March I decided that we were going to start cutting out sugar. I'm am going to "gently" ween the kids (and myself) off of sugar over the next 6ish weeks.
I still plan on allowing them desserts but, they will be the healthy kind. Sugar-free sorbet, fruit cobblers and things of this nature.
I'm not going to be the SUPER-STRICT, ridiculously, sugar free mom. I just won't allow it in the house except for on special occasions. If they have it in school, fine. When Mantha, Sunny, and Kaylee's birthdays come around, we'll have a cake. But after those are gone? Bye, bye sugar. I WILL still allow juice, and Sunny will get her strawberry and chocolate milk.
I will be weening myself off of sodas. I can't cut out my morning Monster. I don't drink coffee, I drink Monster. It's what keeps me up at 5:30 every morning. Cereals will be non-sugary. Rice Krispies, Cheerios and Chex are acceptable. Frosted Flakes are not. (Duh!) Here's a hopeful timeline of how our sugar cancellation will go.
GOAL DATE -- Feb 25th
Week 1 & 2 January 14-27
- Use up all the sugary desserts in the house (candy, cookies, etc)
- Finish box of sodas (3/4 of a box left!)
- Eat Mantha's birthday cake
- Decrease the number of days the girls eat dessert
- Cut out soda all together
- Trip to Virginia
Week 5 & 6 Feb 16-24
- Stop dessert/completely substitute with non-sugar desserts
FEBRUARY 25th -- Be a 100% sugar free house!!
But you might be wondering how I got the kids to be on board with us cutting out sugar. It was actually quite simple. I told them since they were going to be exercising more that they needed to eat better. I told them that Olympic soccer players and gymnasts don't eat sugar.
Don't worry though. I'm not pushing my girls to go for gold...yet.