OK, I think that we can agree that refined (white) sugar is so extremely addictive and hidden in more places than you know. Just one bite leaves you craving more
— putting you on a hamster wheel you can’t seem to find the exit from. Just try stopping at one chocolate square – and they’re so small, I mean, where’s the harm? According to My Fitness Pal (gotta love it), there is 20g of sugar in a large Cadbury freddo frog (35g)! Considering according to most nutritional advice we should only consume 22g of sugar a day we are royally – well – you know what.
Moderation seems to be the key, and an awareness of how highly processed food effects us. And that suits me just fine, as like you, I love a treat. And, that is the operative word, TREAT, to be had on special occasions. Or in an emergency when you’re sucking your thumb in the foetal position and can’t stop crying.
OK, so what to do. Because it’s not all chocolate and white sugar. It’s to do with processes and fiber and nutrition. First thing’s first — ditch the white stuff. Best practices would be to ditch all the refined white items — sugar, flour, breads, etc. You’ll be doing yourself a favor, and with so many healthy alternatives, you won’t be missing anything except all the negative consequences!
Some simple swaps include:
White Flour >> Almond Flour, Coconut Flour, or Brown Rice Flour
White Sugar >> Coconut Sugar, Raw Honey, Stevia
White Pasta >> Zucchini noodles, Black Bean Pasta, Lentil Pasta
White Bread >> Ezekiel Bread, Lettuce Wraps
White Rice >> Cauliflower Rice, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Then what – well if you’re thinking of buying sugar-free anything, be very aware of the sweeteners in it. That’s, another conversation altogether.
Making this change will leave room for amazing improvements in your health, and your poop, in a very short amount of time.
Do you eat ‘the white stuff’? If so, what, and how much. Are you a believer like me in everything in moderation? What are your thoughts? Do you believe we should be consuming less – or is it just a whole lot of BS? Talk to me.
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