I’ve got a new healthy habit for you. Continuous experimentation. Routines are good in some respects, but there’s equally a place for trying new things out. I’m all for this, because I wouldn’t be sat here writing this blog if I hadn’t started experimenting with my troublesome sugar habits.
When you experiment, you learn, no matter what the outcome. At the same time, your body, your appetite and your tastebuds are completely unique to you. You’re the only one who’s going to know exactly what works and what doesn’t.
I eat a lot of salads, even when it’s freezing. I just find my own healthy salad recipe is the easiest way to get a perfectly balanced nutritional meal with the least hassle. You can tweak it to perfection, adapt to your own taste, and make it as big (or small) as your appetite requires.
Admittedly however, sometimes I make rather ‘standard’ healthy salad recipes. Plain tuna and pesto chicken I am somewhat over. Those are order of the day when I’m in a rush and I just stick to what I know, or what’s left.
If you thought sugar was confusing, then how about your dental routine? Do you brush after, or before breakfast? When do you use mouthwash or floss? Oh and don’t forget those inter-dental fuzzy things that you should also be using. Baffling eh? After a dentist grilling and some personal research, I’m proposing the perfect dental routine to help you recover from you sugar sins.
Having a sweet tooth for most of my life, I certainly have the fillings to show for it. Years of strawberry crunch cereal and frequent dried apricots throughout the day took their toll.
Easter time and the chocolate eggs come out to throw anyone, who managed to stay on their New Year health kick, right off track. Having a healthy easter can be hazardous. If it’s not the Lindt bunny with a bell on, it’s the hot cross bun or the Cadbury Cream Egg.
Sugary temptation is everywhere once again.
So here are my best tips manifested into some kind of survival guide to keep you from sweet overload.
My post for you today is another video interview with Madeleine Shaw. We talk her low sugar journey, the fat fear, her views on fruit and swapping sweet crunchy granola for a raw egg shake breakfast (I’m not even quite there yet).
Hope you find it as useful, inspiring and as interesting as I did!
What excuse do you use when you’ve not eaten very healthily? Is it that you don’t have enough time? Or money? Or means?
In my opinion, making the decision to eat less sugar requires not more money, but more planning, organisation, and yes a little time. There are three things in my opinion that make the biggest difference in maintaining a cheap, long term, low-sugar, happy healthy life (bit of a mouthful there but you get what I mean)…
1. Making Lunch
Now as long as you don’t let everything rot in the bottom of … More about this
How often do you eat vegetables as opposed to fruit for breakfast?
Of course while I appreciate fruit is always an option, it’s good to get into the habit of eating savoury breakfasts in equal, if not greater amounts so you keep your fructose tastebuds in check. Whilst spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes are the traditional vegetables we associate for breakfast, I’d thought I’d blog out some more creative options for you to ponder upon…
Really love this because it’s light in flavour and watery (I don’t know why that matters!). Sometimes I just like to fry it in a … More about this