As I have previously posted, I am currently on a sugar-free kick with the aid of Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar e-book. To be honest I am finding it a little more difficult than I anticipated (hello dessert menu), but I have almost entirely cut the ‘hidden’ sugar from my diet - so that makes it kinda okay when I have creme brulee, right?
To start the day off on the right note I’ve swapped my usual sneakily sugar filled cereal for these two really quick & easy ‘recipes’:
- Wholegrain porridge with the CCCs: Just make porridge as per usual, then stir in a spoonful of chia seeds and coconut oil & a sprinkle of cinnamon. Chia seeds are an amazing source of omega-3, and don’t taste like anything, so they are excellent to throw into anything and everything. The coconut oil makes the porridge lovely and sweet and creamy. Yum!
- Lemony eggs: When I’m in the mood for some protein, I scramble some eggs, then add a drizzle of lemon-infused olive oil - and if I’m feeling decadent, some crumbled feta. Again: Yum!
If anyone has a great sugar-free recipe they’ve tried, I’d love to hear about it!
Okay, this isn’t strictly a ‘beauty’ post - but ever since I did a 3 day juice cleanse a few months ago I am absolutely convinced of the very strong & immediate correlation between a good diet and good skin. I already knew this to some extent, of course, but I was still taken aback by how my skin was totally transformed after 3 days of drinking vitamin-rich, sugar free juices. My skin was clear and glowing - and the texture was unlike anything I could ever achieve even with a multitude of serums & moisturisers - soft, smooth and plump. So on that note, I’ve recently purchased a short (41 page) e-book by one of my favourite bloggers, Sarah Wilson, that has an 8-week plan to quit sugar. I’m doing this both to improve my health generally and to make me more conscious of what I eat, and also to really test the effect of a sugar-free diet on my skin. I don’t think I eat that much sugar on a daily basis, but it’s the hidden sugar in sauces and processed foods (especially low-fat foods) that I will really concentrate on eliminating. Of course it will be hard to say no to delicious desserts, but Sarah’s book seems to ease you into it really gently and has some great tips & tricks to get you through the sugar-detox process.
If you’re interested in reading more about cutting sugar from your diet, click here to view more details about Sarah Wilson’s e-book (she also has great recipes on her blog).