Wednesday, 1 February 2017

I'm going SUGAR FREE for February

Put down the cakes! Ditch the chocolate! Pick up a penguin banana! It’s Sugar Free February and time to say goodbye to processed sugar.
Yes it’s another month where people give up something in the hopes of raising money for charity. You have probably heard of Dry January or Stoptober. I have given up alcohol before and found it too easy. Not to belittle anyone’s achievement I just don’t drink much during the week and at nights out I can have just as much fun sober. But no sugar? That is going to be tough!

For 4 full weeks I’ll be giving up everything that contains processed sugar and only eat foods that contain natural sugars. So no crisps, chocolate, sweets, white flour…believe me the list goes on. But why I hear you ask? To raise money for Cancer Research UK. This is a charity close to my heart as, like most people, I have known people touched by cancer. Thanks to the incredible research going on that person thankfully survived. Sadly though not everyone does. That’s why I want to help raise as much money so that one day everyone diagnosed will be cured.

Support comes in many forms so if you wish to donate to the cause then please visit my page here.

Oh and don't forget that 4th February is National Cancer Day to help raise funds and awareness for CRUK, you can purchase a unity band here.

Any words of wisdom and encouragement will be greatly appreciated. And if you happen to know any amazing sugar free baking recipes I would love to hear them!

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  1. I have a unity band but don't think I could go totally sugar-free, so I take my hat off to you! There are some recipes here http://www.sugarfreemom.com/ and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/24/sugar-free-baking_n_1228591.html in case they're of any use.
    All the very best with it, it's certainly for a great cause.x

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    1. Thank you for the recipes! I'll be sure to check them out!!! :)

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  2. Good luck. I'm taking part as well!!

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    1. Thank you and good luck to you too! Find any good recipes please share!

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  3. ooh this is brave i know i would end up with the biggest headache ever , im used to intaking sugar in my cups of teas all day and finishing with a choc cake or bar at the end of every day , i would love to do this for health reasons though i wouldnt know where to start however x

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    1. Thankfully I don't take sugar in my coffee but not being able to jump to the shop during work for a quick snack is going to prove difficult. I'm dreading the time when the headaches come but I am assured they will pass

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  4. Great idea, I admire your commitment! My Gran died from complications of lukeameia (is that how you spell it?) and others in my family have met a similar fate with different variations of this terrible disease! If I hadn't been going for my regular smear tests (especially when they used to be offered to under 25s in Scotland), I would have developed cervical cancer by now... it definitely puts things in perspective! I'm looking forward to seeing how you're getting on, and further supporting you, when I get back from my honeymoon! :D

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    1. Thank you! I didn't know about that, my best friend from childhood died of leukemia so I know how it feels. Hopefully my mood swings will have passed by the time you get home, just please don't bring home any American 'candy' haha

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  5. Oh I am wishing you lots of luck with this, it is shocking how much sugar is in everything x

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    1. Thank you! Yeah the list of things I need to give up seems to really outweight the food I can eat...

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  6. Good luck with giving up sugar! I'm not sure I could do but it's for an amazing cause x

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    1. Thank you! It's going well so far but it's only halfway through day one ha!

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  7. I could not get by without sugar, so seriously, good luck! I'll be rooting for you!

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    1. Thank you! I feel sorry for my work colleagues when the mood swings and cravings start!

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  8. This is something I really want to try but building up the courage is another matter lol I would be really interested to hear how you get on. x

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    1. I think doing it for charity is definitely motivating. I'll keep you updated, if I can do it then anyone can!

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  9. Good luck with the challenge, it's great that you are doing this to raise money for charity. Sugar is so addicting and it's in so many foods, I admire your courage in attempting this!

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words!

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  10. Good luck. Not sure i could give up sugar for a week, not even a month x

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    1. Thank you! I've almost completed my first day and so proud ha!

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  11. Best of luck on going sugar-free! I had a friend do it for the month of January and she slept better and lost weight.

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    1. Thank you! Thankfully February is the shortest month!

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  12. It is amazing that you are giving up sugar to raise money for cancer research, I think that is brilliant. Good luck on your journey x

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  13. Wow that's some challenge! Not sure whether I'd know how. Sugar is in everything - even fruit and veg! I think it will make you much more aware though and for an amazing cause 😊 x

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    1. The sugars in fruit and veg are all natural so I am allowed to eat them it's only processed sugar I'm giving up...which yes is in A LOT of things

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  14. Good luck with the challenge, I know for a fact that I couldn't do this x

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    1. I think given the right support and motivation anyone can achieve whatever they set out to do, thank you for the support!

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  15. I tend not to take part in these as I like to give money to more local charities plus many of them don't apply to me, changing anything. I hope you achieve your goal though and not only raise money but feel good too x

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    1. Thank you! This is a charity close to my heart for many reasons but I agree for support is needed for smaller local charities

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  16. Good luck with the challenge. It sounds really tough.

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    1. I'm only just realising how tough it's going to be! Thank you!

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  17. good luck see its not something I could do I crave sugar and drink far too much tea with 2 sugars each time

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    1. Thankfully I drink my coffee without sugar or that would be the biggest hurdle to overcome

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  18. great cause and good luck, myself I couldn't do it but I'd donate !

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    1. Thank you! Any support is much appreciated

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  19. I cut out sugar in December. It was hard at first, my coffee was so bitter. But I feel better for it in the long run. Good luck

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    1. Omgh December must be the most difficult month to give up sugar! Well done to you!! Thank you!

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  20. I love your reasoning for giving up sugar. It is definitely for a very important cause! I don't think I would ever be able to give up sugar completely. I wish you the best of luck!

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    1. I think given enough reason we can all achieve any goal set :) thank you for your support

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  21. Lots of luck with this, I couldnt do this!

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  22. I'm going to try to do this too, for health reasons. Good luck,

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  23. I've been meaning to go sugar free for awhile now. It's so difficult though! I need atleast 3 teaspoons of sugar in my coffee!

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    1. Thankfully I don't take sugar in my coffee or I would be in huge trouble ha!

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  24. Wow good luck! Such an amazing cause too.

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  25. Good luck going sugar free. I'd love to try it but I don't think I could do it.

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    1. Thank you! I didn't think I would last a day... it's been a week now and I'm still going strong!

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  26. Good luck! I'd find it really hard to give up sugar but I think its good to give up something challenging for Christmas

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    1. *charity- not Christmas! God I'm so pregnant! lol

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    2. Haha! Definitely couldn't do it for Christmas :p thank you so much!

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  27. Good luck! I've given up meat and dairy products.

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    1. Thank you! Good luck with to you too! I don't think I could give up cheese

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  28. I know it sounds daft, but honestly don't know how I could do this. Go you for doing it for such an amazing cause! Like you, I don't find dry January much of a challenge, but again I'm not a bigger drinker. I've only drank once since New Year's Eve. I tend to drink every couple of months as opposed to a few nights or over a weekend. Good luck with the challenge and look forward to hearing how you get on! x

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    1. Thank you so much for your kinds words! Yeah I'll have a gin or two at the weekend but could easily give that up for a month. Sugar has proven to be much more difficult but it's Day 7 and im still going strong!

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  29. I'm a total sugar monster so I have huge respect for you doing this! Good luck and keep us posted xx

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    1. Thank you! Me too! I love baking, sugar free cakes just don't cut it!!

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  30. I so couldn't do this! But more power to you! I wish you all the luck! I'm curious to know how you are getting on 7 days in? x

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    1. Thank you! The first week has been difficult and a huge change of lifestyle! I generally eat relatively healthy already but there is sugar in things I didn't even think of! My energy levels took a dive but I seem to be overcoming that now :)

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