The Noakes Foundation have come up with this great guide to how much sugar is hiding in some of our favourite regular meals. Who would have thought that an apparently healthy bowl of muesli for breakfast would be one of the worst offenders?!
There are many times in the year where we are encouraged to give up our addictions, “Stoptober” always proves popular for those trying to give up smoking. Sugar is just as addictive so why not join in and try a Sugar Free September? If you manage to stick to it and get yourself through those initial cravings and withdrawals, I can guarantee you will question whether you really want to go back to your old sugar habit! Being sugar free opens up a whole new world of exciting and delicious foods and you will experience a new-found energy, no longer suffering hunger and sugar crashes.
How about starting with some eggs and bacon for breakfast? Or perhaps you are more of scrambled eggs and salmon person? Add some avocado on the side. And don’t forget the butter.
For a snack have some full fat Greek yoghurt with berries, nuts and seeds. For dinner swap the spaghetti for spiralised courgetti (see my earlier post for details on Courgetti) or cauliflower rice and add some 10-20% good quality mince to transform your spaghetti bolognaise into a much more satisfying meal.
I purposely missed out the lunch swap because I’d be amazed if you could manage lunch after such a hearty breakfast!