I Quit Sugar

So I am not sure if you have noticed or if I have managed to sneak this by you undetected but I QUIT SUGAR. I use very minimal, if any, in my recipes these days.

This happened about 12 mths ago now. I have not eaten processed sugar now for many years but dried fruit, honey, agave, maple syrup, fruit, all the “healthy sugars”, they were my downfall. I could easily polish off a pack of dried figs in a sitting and not even think about it. That is because our bodies have no “off” switch with sugar (fructose). Notice how you can smash a pack of Allen’s Party Mix and not feel full? Our bodies eat fat, carbohydrates, protein and at some point your body will say “stop eating, you are full”, it does NOT do this with sugar.

Quit Sugar, or don’t, but if you do, it will change your life. My allergies are better (I used to get terrible hay fever), my guts don’t get bloated, my “hangryness” has lessened, I sleep better, my skin is better, my mind is clearer, I have more lean muscle and less fat.

Sarah Wilson has a great ebook on how to quit sugar and why. It is not a novel, you could easily knock it over in a few hours. It is easy to read and explains things in such a great, simple way. It’s the best $15 you’ll spend this week. You can buy it HERE.

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11 thoughts on “I Quit Sugar

  1. Sophie33 says:

    I only eat unrefined coconut sugar because of the mow GI-index. I love its flavourtoo & it caramelizes desserts really wel! I am trying stevia but am not fond of it! πŸ™ Tjis book sounds very interesting too!

  2. Hannah says:

    I have quit sugar now for 3 weeks and I am feeling so much better. I am following Sarah’s 8 week IQS program and am loving experimenting with different foods and alternatives to sugar. It’s amazing what you can make without it! Also loving your blog πŸ™‚

  3. Thanks Hannah! Good on you, I think the first month is the toughest but it is all good after that. Great book, isn’t it. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog

  4. Anja says:

    Hi, I do not feel that I’m addicted to sugar ( I use no sugar in my coffee or tea, I do not eat candies, bars ) but from time to time I want to eat home made cake ( I always cut the amount of sugar). Could you recommend me any stevia brand? What stevia do you use ? You have plenty recipes and I would like give them a try.

  5. Hi Anja, sounds like you are on the right track with your sugar consumption anyway so good on you. I use the Nirvana Organics brand of 100% pure extract powder. I find stevia is a bit of an acquired taste so if you don’t fancy that rice syrup is a pretty low fructose sweetener too.

  6. Anja says:

    Thank you for the answer. πŸ™‚

  7. You are welcome πŸ™‚

  8. Just wanted to let you know, I like your blog and nominated it for the Liebster Award!

  9. Awww thank you Melissa!! I am very flattered!

  10. vinicooksveg says:

    Wow that’s a wise decision. You can actually inspire so many people out there. Great post!

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