About 3 months ago we took the plunge to go sugar free.
Let’s be clear, it really wasn’t much of a plunge or a leap or a dive since we didn’t actually use all that much white refined sugar anyway and we cook everything at home, so we know exactly how much we consume.
It felt more like dipping our toes into local honey and the occasional brown cane sugary crunch.
The transition has been so seamless I even wondered for some moments why we ate refined beet sugar in the first place and I came to the conclusion that we eat white sugar because it is “normal” to do so. Everyone else does it, so no harm there…
…er, wait a moment. White sugar is not exactly the sweet and tasty angel it is portrayed by society. It is part of the reason that many of us feel bloated and have irritable intestines, not to mention being one of the many facets of obesity on the rise just about everywhere in the world.
This infographic shows some astounding facts about sugar that you might not know.
We went cold turkey so to speak and did not suffer any side effects such as headaches or shaking, it was just a normal transition to living out our lives in a simple manner, sans sucre. From what I understand though, it may be difficult for an unaware *sweet* consumer to stop abruptly – much akin to skipping your morning dose of coffee – and here the internet does its job by offering myriads of books with recipes and stories of how to live without refined white sugar.
So in the spirit of sharing here are two great reads to get you started on your journey to a sugar free life:
Try going without sugar for a month, or two…it may end up being three, or even a lifetime!