Happy 3rd anniversary of refined sugar free living to me!! 🎉
I had no idea how I'd feel & the changes that would happen within me, not only physically but also mentally which was unexpectedly the biggest change of all!
In the weeks leading up to Monday 30th March 2015, I had looked into how to eliminate sugar from your daily life. Although there was information available, there was nowhere near as much as there is today! Three years on & we now have TV shows & more & more personal blogs & social media pages popping up all the time & this is really amazing to see lots of people sharing they're own sugar free journeys & recipes.
With the slightly more limited information available back then, @davinamccall 's book '5 weeks to sugar free' became a bit like my bible at the time! Although I never followed the weekly menu plans etc, I did learn so much from that book & it was the perfect first step into this new sugar free world for me. I honestly had no idea there were so many different names for sugar on product ingredient lists! Now 3 years on, I have made almost every recipe in that book & still use it regularly (it's very well loved now with lots of sauce & batter splashes!)
When I actually think about it, I'm genuinely in a state of disbelief that I haven't eaten a chocolate bar or a shop bought cake or biscuit in 3 years! I love finding new recipes & baking cakes & little sweet treats that I always let my friends & family try. They always love them & are very surprised that they contain no refined sugar!
Seeing how more common sugar free living was becoming & how inspiring & helpful it was to me, last year around Easter time I decided to start my own Facebook & Instagram pages. I wanted to show people that if a regular, sugar addicted, working mum like myself can cut out refined sugar then it really is possible for anyone!
(This is my first attempt at Fearne Cotton's cherry Berry sponge cake!)
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