Sugar Free 14- Written by guest blogger Casarah Chapman

DAY 8: I INDULGED

Today I succumbed. I needed something, I couldn't do it anymore. I indulged in a zero sugar sprite... I read the back... zero sugar! So it can't be that bad for me right? Surely it's within the rules? Well I feel crap. I feel bloated and weighty. I feel like I've let myself down and I feel like now have to do a whole extra day sugar free just to make up for it. I used to LIVE on carb[…]

DAY 7: MY MOODS HAVE BEEN LIFTED

Yesterday I was in 100% full on sugar crave mode and I couldn’t figure out why it had come back with a vengeance. It took all my strength to walk past the chocolate at the checkouts, drive past magnolia kitchen without stopping in for some fudge. Today my body has shown me why… That time of the month (Sorry boys!) but it was a good reminder that sometimes you just can&rs[…]

DAY 6: LETS TALK ABOUT SAUCES

Sauces. Lets talk about sauces. I am a sauce LOVER. Any kind, any meal. I feel it adds a little something something. But have you found a sauce that has less that 5g of sugar per 100g in your fridge? I haven’t. One of the hardest parts I've encountered during this sugar free week is eliminating brought dressings and sauces. I wouldn't have thought before hand that I was overl[…]

DAY 5: FEELING A BIT MORE CONFIDENT

As the end of week one dawns nearer i'm starting to feel a little bit more confident in the fact that I can do this and manage my treats with better moderation. I feel a little bit more clearer and focused, my work drives increased and I seem to be getting more done in the balance that is work/parent/partner/household. My skin is looking better and I don't feel like I'm retaining a[…]

DAY 4: JUST A SMALL UPDATE

I was anticipating the weekend to be the hardest part of the journey so far but to be honest it hasn't been too bad. We went out for brunch and I was just more selective than normal, opting for water over my usual fruit juice and still sharing half my breakfast with Talulah. Supermarket shopping has become easier as the week has gone on, my challenge was to do low sugar Mexican nig[…]

DAY 3: RESISTING TEMPTATION

Today I have been an irritable cow and I am putting it down to withdrawls. I swear black and blue I had the shakes this afternoon, I had a short temper and oh boy do I need that Friday night drink of relaxation. Fridays are staff morning tea days… I know to expect a whole heap of sweet treats but today I couldn’t even go near it without the temptation pulling at me! A lit[…]

DAY 2: LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING

This morning I made my daughter her usual bowl of instant oats… Then looked at the back to check that I could have my usual bowl too… 22g of sugar per 100g!!! She was two mouthfuls in as I grabbed the bowl, threw it out and started making her eggs and toast through the screams of protest. The decision to go sugar free and reduce the intake shouldn’t be just for […]

DAY 1, EASY RIGHT?

I love sugar. If what they say is true and that the addiction parts of the brain are triggered when you eat sugar then I am a true addict. My journey started out a year and a half ago after my daughter was born. I lost a total of 15kg for my sisters wedding and then I thought well I'd worked hard so I could have a break. That break lasted six months and resulted in a gain of 6kgs - al[…]