Having whinged on for years about not believing in diets, I’ve now gone and cut out sugar, dairy and meat completely and cut way down on carbs. Sugar, carbs and dairy are for health (with a side of weight loss, please) and meat is for…well, Cowspiracy. All of which officially makes me a fussy eater.
It’s been a month since I quit sugar. Or rather, it’s been a month since I drastically cut down on sugar. I found I couldn’t do it fully when I was on a night out – you need to be prepared, and I just wasn’t.
In an effort to understand sugar better, I’ve been doing a bit of research. I think I should have posted this sooner to explain why I’m trying to quit it, but this is what I’ve learned so far.
I wasn’t planning on doing a mid-week post, but I’ve just watched the Great British Bake Off and I wanted to say that quitting sugar is hard and I’m really struggling. I’m not up and down like I am when I’m eating sugar, but I feel flat, completely empty and even mildly depressed. This, apparently, is what … More No sugar: two and a half weeks in
If you’re more interested in cutting out sugar yourself than hearing about how my emotional state’s been since I’ve reduced my sugar intake, I’ve put together a sample, one-day meal plan to get you started. It’s high in protein and fats and low in carbs, to keep you feeling fuller for longer and help you … More No sugar: two weeks in
One week in, and what have I learned? THERE’S SUGAR IN EVERYTHING! And it’s not just added to sugary things either, which is beyond annoying. It also just happens to be in my favourite crisps, my preferred oven pizza and all ‘healthy’ snacks known to man. I’m not surprised that it’s so high up in the ingredients … More No sugar: one week in
I may have already mentioned that I don’t believe in diets of any sort. Especially when it comes to the pursuit of weight loss – they’re unsustainable and feed into an idea that someone else knows your body and its needs better than you do. But with my sugar cravings reaching such a peak that I’ve … More Let’s take a break, Sugar.
I have this weird relationship with food in that I love and hate it in equal measure. It’s a toxic relationship that if I were to give up on, I would die. Literally. I love the way I feel when I’m cooking or baking. I know what to do, to trust my instincts and listen … More Food, I hate that I love you.
After receiving a lot of compliments recently surrounding my weight, I’m starting to seriously question what it’s all worth…
According to findings made by market research company IRI published in trading magazine The Grocer, Britain’s top-selling branded supermarket products are Smirnoff vodka, Walkers crisps and Coke. It would be great if after learning this shock and horror ensued, but I very much doubt they will.