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    More addictive than cocaine. And looks a bit like cocaine.

    More addictive than cocaine. And looks a bit like cocaine.

    Okay, this week I am not so much writing a post for my blog as telling you to go visit another blog.

    But do come back. I like you. I need you. You make me feel wanted.

    Sugar. It’s the new tobacco. This year began with a new media bandwagon: suddenly sugar was the enemy. And not just white sugar in your tea and the obviously bad simple sugars in your chocolate bars and cakes, but the sugar in your mangoes and bananas, the sugar in your bread. It’s hiding. It’s hiding in food you thought was healthy and you’re eating it and it’s making you fat, tired and hungry for more sugar. It’s giving you wrinkles, causing diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

    So I’m quitting sugar. Which is going to be interesting and make me rather an awkward dinner party guest.

    I hope that anyone remotely interested in health has a little look at this website – I Quit Sugar. 

    Look how beautifully quitting sugar is laid out on this website!

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    It’s bright and colourful and makes me want to give up sugar – hurrah! Down with sugar!

    Sarah Wilson, an Auzzie chick, gives you lots of recipes for a sugar free lifestyle choice:

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    Yum. Doesn’t she make giving up sugar look fun? I can’t wait to get started.

    But what about my sweet tooth? I hear your sweet teeth cry. Fear not. Look at this:

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    Yes, that just happened. I’ve hyperlinked each picture to the actual recipe on her blog. Go forth and sack the sugar!

    I’ll be talking about quitting sugar a lot over the coming months, with my progress and recipes. Sweet!


6 Responses to I Quit Sugar

  • Sue Willis wrote on February 21, 2014 at 3:34 //

    Reece’s peanut butter cups have no sugar in them? Really?  I’ll try some of those recipes and see if our sugar farmer can manage without eating his own product…….X

  • Beth wrote on February 21, 2014 at 10:56 //

    I love this blog post.  I’m totally addicted to sugar!  I’m defiantly go to try this, have you started it yet?
    Beth x


  • Emma wilkinson wrote on February 22, 2014 at 6:09 //

    I’d be interested to see if I could do this, I might trial it out for a week and see how it goes but I know cinema pick n mix would get the better of me!


  • Emma is the Green wrote on February 22, 2014 at 12:19 //

    I caved after 72 hours and ate a WHOLE share bag of malteasers, i was like the ki in the corner that wouldnt share. Ive now come to know that i shouldnt shock my body into something so alien as giving up sugar, therefor we have agreed as long as it chooses not to force the crave upon me i shall feed it little sugar at intervals i feel are suitable and it will be greatful. during the other times you can find me sitting in the corner, crying , hugging a bag of Tate and Lyle raw cane sugar.. Its tough work.

  • Kimberley Willis wrote on February 23, 2014 at 9:26 //

    I start tomorrow! The fact there are cacao-based desserts on her website gives me strength… dinner party puddings are my downfall! Let’s all do it and support each other through the withdrawals! x

  • Kimberley Willis wrote on February 23, 2014 at 9:28 //

    Hugging a bag of tate and lyle! You’re an addict Embo. xx


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