Love chocolate? Attempting to get on the low sugar train? These two things don’t tend to go hand in hand, do they? Fear not my chocoholic friend, help is at hand. Sarah Wilson has gone and made a completely sugar-free (and fructose-free) Chocolate Cookbook. I’ve purchased, read and road tested a recipe. So it’s only fair that I share my thoughts……
The book in a nutshell
- A whopping 89 pages!
- 74 recipes, although some are variations taken from other Sarah Wilson I Quit Sugar books.
- Lots of extra and detailed information on things like the difference between cocoa and
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Not sure what it would feel like if you decided to sugar detox? Wondering if you would get sugar withdrawal? At the end of the day, it’s hard to tell exactly how your unique body is going to respond when you deprive it of the sweet stuff. Everyone is different.
I can help a little and give you an idea what it is, what to expect and a few of the big tips that will help you reduce your own personal version of the no sugar blues.
What is sugar withdrawal?
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Recently I gave the lowdown on my thoughts on stevia. I was given a box of PureVia a while ago which I haven’t really used. I probably wouldn’t buy this variety of stevia and would opt for a less processed liquid variety, but I had it to use up so thought I would give it a go in a few recipes to test it out.
I know moving away from porridge and sweet breakfasts can be a bit of a hurdle so this could be a nice bridge if you’re still struggling with full on vegetable breakfasts. It’s … More about this
There’s no doubt about it, sugar substitutes like xylitol, the artificial sweeteners and ‘natural’ sugar sources can all be confusing. I’ve been reading, researching and filling my head with this for over a year now, and I still find it all overwhelmingly baffling at times.
I wanted to get to the bottom of Stevia. Sarah Wilson, my faithful sugar guru, goes with it. Others say it’s processed and natural honey would be better. I decided to do some deeper research and form my own opinion on the new kid in sugar-free town.
What is Stevia?
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I think we’ve all got a bit excited this week in the UK, because the sun finally came out to play. Sunshine straight to my head, I suddenly felt the need for something unusual and refreshing. So when I spotted an avocado and cucumber soup recipe in my Integrative Nutrition book, I had to give it a try. Tasty, quick and super simple, it would be a crime not to share this recipe with you.
Cool avocado and cucumber soup
Recipe slightly adapted from Integrative Nutrition by Joshua Rosenthal
Now I was in a quandary when Natural Balance Foods wanted to send me some of their Nakd cereal bars to review. I actually had to sleep on it. Why? Because at one point, these little bad boys fed my sugar addiction. They are not the most sugar saintly thing on the planet. Would it be right to review on my blog? And could I live in peace with a whole box of them in the house?
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I’ll tell you now, I’m quite into all this self help malarky. I’m currently reading Tony Robbins’s old school Unlimited Power and loving it. One of the things reiterated is the power of ‘belief’, something that is extremely relevant and applicable to anyone with an ounce of a sugar habit.
As Tony puts it…
“a belief is any guiding principle, dictum, faith or passon that can provide meaning and direction in life….When we believe something is true, it’s like delivering a command to our brain as to how to represent what’s occurring.”
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Sugar craving. Tea. Relief (at least a little).
OK, I know it doesn’t hit the spot all the time, but tea can seriously help on more occasions than not.
I still try new teas, even with a lack of cravings these days. My cupboard is stacked up in quite a ridiculous fashion. If there’s something I will enjoy reviewing for this blog it’s TEA!
Here are three that currently rock my tea filled world…
Rooibos was initially a caffeine free option I wasn’t entirely sure of at first. I wanted to ease off the Earl Grey later on … More about this