Infographic found on Facebook
Sugar in all it's many incarnations and called by it's many names is still sugar and it's something we, meaning me and Lovely Hubby are trying to avoid, not not just trying to avoid but should avoid.
Sugar doesn't agree with me at the best of times, but luckily I don't have a sweet tooth and apart from a real craving every now and then ... I don't know where this comes from ... I rarely have added sugar in my day to day diet. True I make a batch of flapjacks every now and then, and will consume them on a regular basis until they are all gone, luckily without an urge to refill the tin when it's empty, but these days there are no biscuits in the biscuit tin and no cakes waiting to be consumed anywhere in house, I really don't like cake at all ... yep, I'm strange that way.
Lovely Hubby has a far more important reason for avoiding sugar and that's because he is a Type 2 diabetic. But, and this is where our problem lies, he has a killer sweet tooth. So he struggles much more than me. My current challenge is to wean him off all things sugary while not making him feel too deprived. When he gets deprived he finds it oh so easy to go in the garage to pay for his petrol and come out with two Snickers bars, which will be gone in the blink of an eye. This has led to a recent rise in his blood sugar readings and a realisation on both our parts that we have to be a lot stricter if he wants to remain off medication.
So I am currently helping him to fight his cravings, which unfortunately on Saturday at the cinema meant eating half a bag of Minstrels so he wouldn't eat the lot .... hence my Whole30 is out of the window!! The things we do for love :-/
Today is a No Spend Day .... especially on sweet things :-)