Sugar Freedom Week 5 Day 1
** This week’s challenge **
Eliminate “refined” sugar and high fructose corn syrup.
If you need to know one thing about me, it’s that I’m in LOVE with pigs. Especially mini pigs. They are the cutest. It’s my life goal to have one as a pet (and no, this is not a fleeting thought based on current fads and Pinterest pins). As it turns out, today is National Pig Day! So guess what I’m going to blog about? 😀
I know I’ve been primarily blogging about food during this sugar challenge, but I wanted to take this post to talk about my favorite animal (alive, not in bacon or sausage form). Because, again, it’s National Pig Day. And it only comes once a year.
An animal sanctuary I follow on Facebook, Pasado’s Safe Haven, posted fun facts throughout the day about pigs in honor of National Pig Day. So naturally, I was geeking out. All day. 🙂 Some cool facts:
- According to Professor Donald Broom of the Cambridge University Veterinary School, “[Pigs] have the cognitive ability to be quite sophisticated. Even more so than dogs and certainly [more so than human] 3-year-olds.”
- Pigs are clean animals. If given sufficient space, they will be careful not to soil the area where they sleep or eat. Pigs don’t “sweat like pigs”; they are actually unable to sweat. They like to bathe in water or mud to keep cool, and they actually prefer water to mud. One woman developed a shower for her pigs, and they learned to turn it on and off by themselves.
- Pigs snuggle close to one another and prefer to sleep nose to nose. They dream, much as humans do. In their natural surroundings, pigs spend hours playing, sunbathing, and exploring. People who run animal sanctuaries for farmed animals often report that pigs, like humans, enjoy listening to music, playing with soccer balls, and getting massages.
Did you know there’s a place called Pig Island? It’s literally an island overrun by cute adorable (and yes, feral, but whatever) pigs. I want to go to there.
Anyway, this has nothing to do with Sugar Freedom, but now that you have more than proof to call me a certifiable weirdo, I’ll stop talking about pigs and post my food journal for the day. 🙂 If you’ve stuck with me this far, congratulations. You’re a certifiable weirdo for reading all of this. 😉
Progress Report Day 29
Breakfast: Lite Chicken Fiesta Omelet (egg beaters, grilled chicken, onion, tomato, olive, sprinkle of cheese) with salsa, fruit, and dry wheat toast at Magill’s.
Lunch: Dried fruit and mixed nuts. Edamame with parmesan and spices. Sea salt Pop Corners.
Snack: Sunflower seeds.
Dinner: Evol veggie fajita burrito with red pepper hummus and tzatziki sauce.
Snack: Frozen blueberries. Air-popped popcorn.