Is it even possible? Quitting sugar? Substituting refined for more natural sugars? We all know we need to cut back on sugar but how ? I have no idea, it seems to have wedged its way into every food group I know, SugarfreeMe, was on Day 17 of being sugar-free and I’m in awe.
I am impatiently waiting for my new counselling / self help book “I Quit Sugar Cookbook” by Australian Sarah Wilson to be released in a few weeks. She has had several e-books released already and is proving to be a gem in causing a major re-think down under with contributors such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Australian legend Maggie Beer and Cali health guru Mark Sisson. Packed with 108 sugar-free recipes and ingredients such as Rice Malt Syrup and Organic Agave Syrup to replace the overly refined white sugars and those horrible sweeteners. I can’t wait.
The I Quit Sugar Print Edition is a step-by-step program for getting off sugar, complemented by recipes to keep you off it for good. The program will lead you through the various stages of detox and adjustment, with advice on how to lose weight and kill cravings. The recipes are designed for minimal fuss and expense and to supply you with ideas for breakfast (to replace the cereal and fruit salad with yoghurt), kids’ treats, sweet treats that can be made in less than five minutes, cakes, desserts and smoothies. I show you how to stock your fridge, pantry and freezer with sugar-free food ready to go.
It’s not all doom and gloom though, dark chocolate boasts to contribute to cardiovascular health with natural antioxidants, dark chocolate and cocoa sit in the same good-for-you category as green tea and blueberries. My absolute favourite is Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa Bar is just divine but I digress.
If anyone else is struggling on the sugar train like me, Chromium Blood Sugar Balance Supplements work a treat in controlling cravings whilst you start to integrate changes into your pantry and daily habits. They are essential trace minerals important in maintaining blood sugar levels within the healthy range and are shown to benefit people who consume a high sugar diet.