Well this year I'm taking it one step further. No Sugar (Working on refined white sugar first). So no sugar in Coffee. No Candy. No Chocolate. The issue is with coffee creamer. I use various ones that tend to have the sweeteners in it (come on, its Hazelnut). Nope.. they must go. I need keep on hand 2% milk.. Skim doesn't cut it for coffee.
The other issue issue is with all the High Fructose additive that gets added to just about everything. I started reading labels over the last few months and I was floored. No wonder good high quality natural food taste "different".
I've taken some steps already. I've decreased the amount of sugar in my coffee (some days I don't put any in). Tea is being made and I'm working to use no sugar at all - the German Rock Sugar is used but just a smidge to sweeten it a bit. I found a wonderful Acai Blueberry Green tea at RiteAid of all places. and I drink it Hot too!! I know!! ODD!!
I know some of you are asking why (Mom, I know.. I know). The reason - just cause. Sure, there are all the reports of how Sugar should be regulated like alcohol, but that won't happen. I just want to see if I can do it. Tim and Erin's birthday will be interesting but I'll manage.