The Sugers go Sugar-Free. Again. | Suger Coat It

Morning team. I thought why not take this fine Saturday morning to lob an announcement into the interwebs. Mr. Suger and I decided, me mostly and he’s rather compliant with such things since I prefer to cook, are going sugar-free. Again. It’s the triumphant return of Sugar-Free Suger.

I know there is a lot to be said for moderation and not cutting out one single food group and that. I’m team that. But this works for us and it leads us to lives with balance. But I get if this content isn’t for you, 150% get that. I’ll see you again soon. Try the outfit post from yesterday instead.  

You see, we’ve been here before. Before party foods for parties took over our life we were kicking life’s butt when it came to our health and well-being. Things just worked. Back in something like 2010, my father gave me a copy of Sweet Poison and it changed the way we shopped for, prepared and ate food. It happened to coincide with the purchase of our Thermomix so we were clean eating all over the place.

It made a huge difference to our lives and the healthfulness of them. But we let that slippery sucker back into our lives and find ourselves fatter and more bloated than ever. Which is what it is, no judgement, but the time has come to rein in the party and take care of ourselves. Again. If you’ve read any of the books or seen That Suger Film, you’ll know what I mean, how it creeps up on you and you start craving sweetness again. When it’s gone, it’s soooo gone. It’s really an interesting thing.

We have just finished the first week of the Sarah Wilson 8 Week Challenge (#al), the easy bit. The notice what you’re eating and start to reduce sugar (fructose mostly) and artificial sweeteners part of things. The coming week we ditch it all including artificial sweeteners. Ugh, there goes my Coke Zero fix (another habit I really do need to kick). We are both a little wary of this stage, we know what that feels like.

It. Sucks.

So wish us luck, let me know if you’ve come across any great recipes or tips that we could use. Most of all, thanks for being a space that I can be accountable in. You may not agree with me, you might not even care, but by allowing this post to be here you are holding our words to do this. And that’s important to me. Thanks team! x

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  • Good luck! You’ve got this {and are far braver than I!}. xx

    • Thanks Telle. And really, after that first couple of days, it’s easy. Well, I still miss Coke Zero, but well, that’s another habit I needed to kick anyway. Haha.

  • Kez

    Yup, you have got this… but I’ll throw some luck and best wishes your way too!

    Kez |

  • Elsie

    You go girly! Knock out that sugar fix! My hubby and I have been wanting to go the same route, and I would love to read that book your dad gave you. Who’s the author of Sweet Poison? I would like to look into purchasing it.
    Thanks a bunch chica! Stay sweet 🍬


  • I envy you girl! I got Sarah Wilson’s book but the lack of actual food plans put me off. I need a specific list of what I need to eat daily or I can’t stick to it! I loved BuzzFeeds Superfood Challenge for 2016 which was all paleo based and not a lot if sugar (besides the brekkies). The recipes were so easy! Give it a Google! Good luck xxx

    • Thanks lady! All going well so far. Yeah, I get that, I suppose that’s what the full course is for. But we had a number of the recipe books and some of our own favourites that we fall back on. I might check out the superfoods challenge, give myself a bit more structure in the coming weeks!

  • No tips but good luck! I’m sure I couldn’t do it but I’m now two days without vanilla diet coke (because it’s become almost impossible to buy). I had a headache today and later realised it was cos I’m VDC (and caffeine) deprived!

    • Ugh. I hear you. This week I’ve had the VERY occasional coke zero because I’m weak and it owns my soul. Haha. If they sold vanilla diet coke around here anywhere, I’d be in TROUBLE. 😉

  • Natalie @ Our Parallel Connect

    Good on you and good luck with it. My biggest problem is alcohol – I need it more than it needs me.

    • Thank you! And yes, the good old booze and are I pretty close too. I Quit Sugar just recommends 2 standards as a max of beer, wine or spirits with a soda mixer and I can work with that. Well, I sort of can. Haha.

  • Good luck with it! Until you go sugar free, you don’t realise just how many things have sugar in them! I gave up refined sugars for Feb Fast last year and it opened my eyes to how many things had sugar in them!

    • They are certainly well hidden in all sorts of things! We just do our best to prepare all our own foods, it keeps us clear of most of it. Then lots and lots of label reading keeps it ticking along. Haha. LOTS of label reading. 😛