Category Archives: Kicking the sugar habit

Our No Sugar Challenge – 16 weeks later!

16 weeks in to the no sugar challenge and we have made real lifestyle changes.  The bigger kids still whinge & moan, but they probably would whatever we did!  Johan and I have both noticed some big weight losses – 8 kg for him and a whopping 17 kg for me – way to lose …

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Our no fruit sugar challenge Week #5 – Nothing sweet about life without sugar

Well here we are on Week #5 of quitting our sugar addiction FOREVER.   And for me there is nothing SWEET about life without sugar!   It seemed easy to start with…clean out pantry, stop eating processed foods wherever possible and substitute fructose for dextrose when desperate! OMG – if I had known it would …

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5 things I find hard about quitting my sugar addiction

Mostly we are going ok with giving up sugar, but as we enter Week #3 there are some things i just miss! Using dried fruit in cooking – I had got used to adding to the kids’ school snacks for added fibre Giving up Chai Lattes – In an effort to avoid caffeine I tend …

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Kicking the Sugar habit Week #2 or how to get your kids to eat vegetables

Do you worry about the amount of vegetables your kids are eating or not eating ? I do…especially my toddler, Conor, who will quite happily eat the meat but leave everything else.  We all know we should include 2 fruit and 5 vegetables in our diet every day, but in practice this is really much …

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Kicking the sugar habit!…or stopping with the “Sweet Poison” Week #1

Wow! What a full on week we’ve had. If you follow my post you’d know that my little kids have been sick, well that theme has continued this week and sleep is becoming a distant memory! However, on the plus side, Johan and I made the decision to make a major life style change for …

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