Sugar Detox How Has It Been? 6 Months On

It is amazing to have gone 6 months now without refined sugar. So much has changed since giving it up. Benefits so far: Increased energy Moods far easier to manage and considerably less emotional turmoil. Only 2 days PMT instead of 2 weeks. The skin under my eyes has improved and is less crepey. I am more focused and open to change. No hot flashes anymore. Very little craving. No… View Post

Recipe – Easy Rice Cake, Honey & Peanut Butter Treat (no added sugar)

Recipe – Easy Rice Cake, Honey & Peanut Butter Treat  So The Raw Chocolate Company were kind enough to give me a big bag of chocolate vanoffe covered mulberry bits and I really wanted to use them for something so I decided to make something similar to the easy peasy rice crispy cakes I used to make as a child – only more nutritionally sound and a kinda healthy treat… View Post

WIN! Chocolate From The Raw Chocolate Company – UK Only (NOW CLOSED!)

  A short while ago I had the honour of reviewing a delicious box of goodies from The Raw Chocolate Company  and was delighted to receive a lovely prize to give-away to my followers at Kelly Martin Speaks. If you have not heard of The Raw Chocolate Company, they pack a whole lot of love into everything they do from the creation process to the ethical side of being a sustainable… View Post

Beat Sugar Addiction Now! Book Review & Giveaway

  WIN: Beat Sugar Addiction Now! The cutting-edge program that cures your type of sugar addiction and puts you on the road to feeling great – And losing weight!  Author: Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. with Chrystle Fiedler Published: 2010  Pages: 255 Genre: Health   Price: $16.99 / £10.99Purchase ‘Beat Sugar Addiction Now!’ HERE (USA) & HERE (UK)   In January 2013 I made the big decision to go sugar-free. I had this strong… View Post

What Causes Sugar Cravings?

Photo shared via Creative Commons taken by Mrs Magic Craving sugar is not easy to overcome. Not when we live in a world surrounded by sugary substances; in a world where the food industry creates food and beverages deliberately so we crave their products; when convenience foods, sauces and even bread contain sugar, yes, craving sugar can be a difficult experience. Read the labels. Anything ending in -ose is a… View Post

Salt, Sugar, Fat : How The Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss – Book Review

There comes a time in life when you no longer want to have the wool pulled over your eyes. For me, that time has been steadily approaching regarding the food we eat; the way it is presented to us, and what it all means to the state of the world. One such book pulled the wool away from my eyes, and that is the newly published ‘Salt, Sugar, Fat’ by… View Post

The Myth Of The Low-Fat Diet

Many many years ago I bought into the whole diet industries message of: “You must eat low-fat to lose weight.” I get why many people still buy into this message as it is still so big globally. Yet around 10 years ago, I started to ask the question: “Why, if low-fat is the way to lose weight, are there so many low-fat diets still on the market?” And then it… View Post

What Is Hiding Beneath Your Sugar Addiction?

Beneath all addiction is pain or trauma of some kind. When we look at an alcoholic or drug addict we think they must be doing it to escape some trauma, but we generally don’t consider that our own ‘normal’ addiction to sugar may have a lot of deep dark secrets that we too are trying to escape from. With sugar addiction we may have had it for so long, perhaps… View Post

Detoxing My Life : sugar – coffee – alcohol

I gave up sugar because I discovered the damage it has on the body & skin (check out these 2 blog posts for further info: Are You Addicted To Sugar? & Early menopause or Hormonal Imbalance? ). With mood swings, emotional highs and lows, skin changing and hormonal imbalance I knew I had to let sugar go. But coffee? This came as a complete surprise.So on January 20th 2013 I gave up sugar.… View Post

My Sugar Detox Journey So Far – 18 Days In

I am amazed at how much time has flown by since I posted Are You Addicted To Sugar? I felt it would be important to share my journey so far. As a recovering sugar addict, I know many people will wonder what it would  feel like to come off sugar in a world where we are surrounded and encouraged to take in sugar every single day. My journey has gone amazingly well.… View Post