strange sugar-free life



So here we are, in it. At the end of the first day without sugar. I feel a bit vague. I sailed through the day and even the afternoon without any trouble, and there is approximately 4kg of chocolate stored in bins in this house at present. Also biscuits. All bagged, sealed and labelled but so much for getting rid of all temptation!

It was after dinner that caught me. Saved by a peanut. 

Thanks for your kind comments pointing me to Sarah Wilson, I just read her eBook, it's very good. Encouraging, sensible, phased. 

I like her 'this is an experiment' approach, so as not to freak out on day three and give up. Also her initial cut back theory for at least the first few days, to begin the adjustment. And so I put a small teaspoon of honey in the litre of yoghurt I made today. I'll make it with no honey next week. 

That's it. That's my cheat. 

Off to make some chai tea, another Sarah Wilson genius suggestion. 

This is going to work. I know it. 


12 Comments on “strange sugar-free life

November 21, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Well done! Would love to try this too as have far too much sugar in our diet.

November 21, 2011 at 10:14 pm

GREAT link!! she has heaps about autoimmune disease (of which I have two). Thanks for that!

November 21, 2011 at 11:00 pm

I had a little taste of a sugar-fee existence when I had gestational diabetes with my first. The hardest thing for me was not giving up cakes or chocolate, but having to be careful with my fruit consumption, especially dried fruit, which I have always used as an energy-booster. Anyway, one thing I used to eat as a mid-afternoon snack was plain yoghurt with frozen berries and nuts and seeds. It satiated my desire for something sweet, but never affected my blood-sugar readings. Anyway, good luck with your experiment – I should probably be doing the same! xK

November 22, 2011 at 6:43 am

I gave up sugar a few weeks ago after demolishing an entire pack of Darrel Lee Red liquorice in about 5 seconds. I find having some natural yoghurt with a bit of concentrated stevia gives me a sweet treat when I really need it.
(and I sometimes mix in some nuts and blueberries) I actually like this without the sweetness but sometimes just crave that extra taste.

josephine hart
November 22, 2011 at 8:29 am

eek! what a leap – well done on your first day! i think i have too much sugar, but breastfeeding burns 500 extra calories a day! (that’s my excuse and i’m sticking to it) but you are inspiring fiona, looking forward to wednesday – i’d never had or made frittata before i started reading your blog and tried that asparagus one – delish!

November 22, 2011 at 10:58 am

Well done. Sarah’s advice is fantastic. We’ve been doing it since March and just watched the kilos drop off for one thing. Good luck.

November 22, 2011 at 5:21 pm

mmmm interesting…………..I need to cut down on sugar too….I am gluten intolerant.would her book be any good for me?

November 22, 2011 at 5:51 pm

If not having the sweet things, does that mean you may go sour I hope not.

November 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Not sour (you big banana), oh so SAVOURY!!! But as always, thanks for your input xxx

November 22, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Actually yes, she mentions gluten-free options a number of times. I got a lot out of it, personally. xxx

November 23, 2011 at 7:40 am

Well done Fiona – the first step is the biggest step! I found Sarah Wilson’s ebook yesterday through a link in your commments & have also read David Gillespie’s Sweet Poison & I so get it all. a mum that cooks all of our food from scratch…..I NEED substitute recipes – I will be keeping my eye out for sugar free recipes. Will have to pour over some of the old Julie Stafford cook books – she might have a few in there. Best of luck for the rest of week 1.

November 23, 2011 at 12:38 pm

thanks hon.will check it out.


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