I won't even mention it.... and sugar IS evil

There's no point is there? We both know I've been slack/absent/just plain old not here... I've been run off my feet doing Trade Shows for Noosh, designing books, styling covers and building and making projects - all of which I'll show you. But I just thought I'd pop you a little post to tell you about a semi-commitment I've made to myself to rid my life of sugar. I just got off the phone with my gorgeous girlfriend who lives down in Melbourne (let's call her the Nutrition Nazi). NN is doing a BA in Food Sciences and she is to say the least passionate about all things healthy food. At the mere mention of putting my boys on a "sugar free week plan" this week, she went into a long tirade about sugar and all its evils. Tirade makes it sound like torture - which it wasn't - its never torture talking to NN. I love her. The tirade has actually inspired me. As I write this I'm knocking back a Lose Baby Weight Smoothie with raspberries, yoghurt & oat bran. Still not super organic but a long way from the Coke Zero I gulped down for breakfast!
It all started with a kids party we went to on the weekend. Fabulous party. Biggest Candy Buffet I've seen in my life. The macarons were to die for! And I won't even mention the White Chocolate Cake Pops! The boys came home each with a box of treats weighing in at around 700g. EACH! Rainbow lollipops, Jelly Beans, Snakes, Smarties, Blocks of chocolate with personalised birthday girl wrappers... And they were absolute nightmares that night and all day the next day. Even monday morning they were still showing signs of sugar intoxication... Something had to be done!
So last night, after dinner, when the inevitable question was asked "what's for dessert? Can I have ice cream?" My answer was easy. No. We're having a sugar free week. I've never seen 3 sadder faces (one of them was my husbands). You'd think I'd cancelled christmas! Their reaction has only fuelled my resolve on this. There's far too much junk food in our house. I need to purge it. Starting with the 4 litre paint tin full of lollies (thanks Wattyl)...
Today is day one. I'll keep you updated on how it's going. I'm really interested to see if, how quickly and how much the boys behaviour is affected. I like experiments. Wish me luck! Quinoa here we come!!!!


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  2. Yes I am with you about sugar..i put myself on that diet last year and coming off it was like being some kind of drug addict withdrawing. but then i did feel great until easter ruined my brilliant run. I found it hard to cut it for my 3 yr old but we had no junk in the house, watered down his juice etc ..its mainly when you leave the house it seems like everyone is presenting them with sugar.
    you may be interested in Sarah Wilsons book and blog ..she has a book called I quit Sugar..lots of info about different types of sugar and lots of great recipes and ideas for when you need a bit of a hit. Good luck..Although i have a bit now it really educated me know exactly where the sugar was coming from so I could choose how much i put into my body. nicolex

  3. Good luck with it all, and keep us updated. It's amazing (and scary) at how much hidden sugar there is in so many foods.


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