The next couple of months are birthday months in our household, this makes it hard to avoid sugar and other unwanted foods. You want to be able to enjoy yourself and not feel guilty about it. It sounds easy enough but when put into play can be quite hard to achieve. Here are 5 tips on avoiding the sugar but still having a good time:
My second favourite meal of the day (after breakfast of course) is dessert. But can I even eat dessert, isn’t it full of sugar? Well to answer those questions yes, yes and no. Yes, I can eat dessert, yes and is full of sugar and no because you can make healthy alternatives.
I don’t often indulge in sweet treats, but when I do I use rice malt syrup as a sweetener. Rice malt syrup is made from cooked fermented rice and is a combination of glucose and maltose (rather than fructose). Glucose is much easier for the cells of the body to break down, as opposed to fructose which goes straight to the liver and promotes fat storage. When you don’t eat sugar and sweet foods for a while, you don’t feel like having them and when you do have something sweet your body is able to tell you that you have had enough.
Many people feel sluggish and tired at around the 2-4pm mark and they often turn to sugar to pick them up in order for them to function and stay awake. This is often due to an inadequate nutritional balance to sustain energy. If you’re one of those people, I’m here to help! Here are 5 snacks you eat when you need my 3pm boost:
Easter is probably the unhealthiest time of the year and while I don’t eat Easter eggs, my sisters certainly do. But throughout all the sugar and chocolate that surrounds me I am able to resist the temptations.