Are you up for the challenge of a month without eating sugar?
Support Cancer Research UK and ditch the sweet treats, fizzy drinks and sugar in your tea for the 28 days of February!
“Why though?” You might ask, well, you might just end up feeling better, having more energy, reduce your risks of diabetes and gain more willpower.
“I don’t eat sweets very often anyway, it will be easy-peasy!” You might say. We love your optimism, but did you know that there’s hidden sugar in everyday food?
A tin of baked beans or a tablespoon of BBQ sauce contains almost the same amount of sugar as 1/3 of a medium sized chocolate bar and a small pot of fruit yogurt contains almost the same amount of sugar as 1/4 of a medium sized bar of chocolate.
Going sugar free might not be as easy as it sounds, but by reading the ingredients on food before you buy it and cooking your meals from scratch as much as possible you can do it!
These books can be of great help if you’re looking to take on the challenge:
30 days of sugar-free : a whole month of delicious recipes to make going sugar-free a breeze
by Catherine Kidd R.D.
Do you want to give sugar-free a go but don’t know how to begin? Maybe you’ve bought a cookbook to inspire you, but there are just so many recipes to choose from that you don’t know how to start? If that sounds familiar, then this book is for you! Author Catherine Kidd provides 100 delicious and family-friendly recipes for quick breakfasts, satisfying lunches and hearty dinners, plus snack choices for one month.
Davina’s 5 weeks to sugar-free
by Davina McCall
‘Davina’s 5 Weeks to Sugar-Free’ documents how Davina managed to banish sugar from her life as well as offering tips and sumptuous recipe ideas.
I Quit Sugar for Life : Your fad-free wholefood wellness co
by Sarah Wilson
With her internationally bestselling book, I Quit Sugar, Sarah Wilson helped tens of thousands of people around the world to kick the habit. In I Quit Sugar for Life, Sarah shows you how to be sugar-free for ever. Drawing on extensive research and her own tried and tested methods, Sarah has designed a programme to help families and individuals.
Sensationally sugar free : delicious sugar-free recipes for healthier eating every day
by Susanna Booth
In Britain, the average person consumes 700 grams – or 140 teaspoons – of sugar each week. Eating too much sugar can be as harmful to your health as drinking alcohol or smoking, as it can lead to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, weight gain and tooth decay, amongst other health problems. With over 100 recipes, ‘Sensationally Sugar Free’ offers sweet and simple dishes using healthier alternatives to refined sugar. Featuring tips and tricks to help you wipe out the white stuff, the recipes range from everyday snacks and treats to more indulgent dishes for entertaining guests.
The sugar-free family cookbook
This title is for those who want to follow a sugar free lifestyle for health or weight reasons, as well as families wishing to reduce sugar, in order, ultimately to live a sugar free lifestyle – but without missing out on family favourites. With advice, tips and mouthwatering recipes for all the family, sugar-free has never been so easy.