I made a decision in the May of last year to quit refined sugar and remove it from my diet, believe me it wasn’t easy as I have a very sweet tooth. The whole journey of trying to find sugar-free food and making everything from scratch was challenging.
There is a perfectly plausible explanation why I chose to quit refined sugar; in the afternoons I was having a slump where I could have quite easily retired to my bed at around 3 pm. This is not an option as I have the school pick up and have to be a taxi, social secretary and mediator for when the squabbles broke out. I decided to do some research on my diet and looked really closely at what I was eating, it appeared that I was consuming a lot of sugar, more than my recommended daily allowance, it’s in so many things… my blood sugar level was crazy and I felt like I was spiralling out of control in this sugar fuelled emotional state.
With all of these facts I had to make some changes, no more processed foods for me, it was more like an experiment at first, then as time went on I realised I was sleeping better, felt more sharp, alert, had more energy, clearer skin and my general well-being was transforming. Why would I ever go back to eating sugar again….?
The first month was the hardest, I’m not going to lie it was difficult, I was totally obsessed with checking supermarket labels, to my sheer disappointment almost all processed foods contain sugar, including most breads!!! So what I am I going to eat???? Lettuce, carrots, cucumber and homemade hummus….
I have found some amazing dishes and snacks that I make on a regular basis, which have helped me to removed refined sugar from my diet, I will be adding a few of these to my blog this week, it’s a great way to start the new you. Once you have quit sugar you won’t want to go back, you will feel more up lifted, no more blood sugar highs and crashing lows…
A new App called Sugar Smart has been designed for those of you who are interested in how much sugar is in products, you scan the bar code and it will tell you how much sugar is in each item, it’s very interesting finding out the results, you may be surprised as to what is actually contained in the products compared to what they state, I certainly was….
Download the Sugar Smart App at either the Google Play Store https://play.google.com/store/search?q=sugar%20smart or Apple App Store https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/change4life-sugar-smart/id1015850256?mt=8