Personal blog and comfy corner of Lyra Rhodes: musician, cake aficionado, whinger...maybe just a place where I can stuff things (words!), rather than them falling down the back of the sofa

Saturday, 1 February 2014

My Month Without Sugar

You CAN have too much of a good thing, kids.
Even the UK NHS says "sugar should be halved", here.
So who am I to argue?
Well...I'm the girl who loves cake...
So on 1st Jan 2014, my partner and I set out to drastically reduce our sugar consumption: no cake, biscuits, puddings, desserts, chocolate etc etc etc you get the idea. My only concession was sugar in my tea or coffee, and "natural" products eg. honey and fruit. Now...I know there's an equal debate starting up about fructose...and honey...but hey.
I did it once before.
Years ago, when I was "diagnosed" (although it was a little bit of quackery) with "food intolerances", I elimnated a lot of the usual foods for several months - wheat, dairy, yeast, that kind of thing. As a by-product of that, I reduced sugar intake, thus...the whole fermenting mess of wheat, dairy, sugar was reduced. Result? Healthier. Hard to explain. It's all about digestion.

This morning is February 1st, so the plan was CAKE FOR BREAKFAST. !!!!
But I didn't feel like it.
I'd got used to my bowl of (no sugar) muesli, so I had that.......

I might have to change the title of this blog ;-)