sugar-free september

sugarAlright, so I’m a little late on the bandwagon… But 3/4 of a sugar-free September is better than none, right?

The negative effects of sugar consumption are well-documented in the media these days.

Personally, I “quit” sugar nearly 2 years ago after reading David Gillespie‘s Sweet Poison, followed by Sarah Wilson‘s I Quit Sugar. 

Can I be frank? (probably not, as I am a woman…and I’ve never heard of a female Frank). The effects of sugar consumption are really scary and if you aren’t familiar with them, I suggest you read up and try the sugar-quitting experiment on yourself and see how good you feel.

But if you are  anything like me, you know what you should be doing, but for some reason you self-sabotage. Slowly, but surely, sugar has crept back into my world. No where near the same amount that I previously consumed, but still enough to have a negative effect on my blood sugar levels and wreak havoc in terms of PCOS symptoms.

Truth be told, I’m a huge fan of the Loving Earth chocolate range, which is gluten-free, dairy-free, organic AND delicious. But it does contain coconut sugar, which is supposedly lower-GI. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of incorporating treats into a pretty healthy, close-to-nature-as-possible diet. BUT I feel like I’m becoming slightly addicted, as I seek out a sugar hit most evenings.

So when Sarah Wilson and her IQS team started promoting Sugar-free September, I felt I would commit. To learn more about Sugar-free September, read this post from the IQS team.

If you feel you could reduce your sugar intake and kick-start your health, feel free to comment below and join me on the journey!

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