Quit sugar? Hell no!
There’s such a hype regarding the ‘I Quit Sugar’ program. I am perplexed by this sudden movement and all the ‘anti sugar’ folk. My Facebook feed is riddled with friends sharing their “amazing” results by quitting sugar. How much crap were they consuming that they felt the need to eradicate all forms of sugar? Not only that, but how can so many people have faith in the gospel of someone who is not a qualified dietician or nutritionist or doctor? Really, this is true not just with the ‘I Quit Sugar’ program, but everything in life. There is no way I feel the need to trust an Olympic champion tell me about how to invest my superannuation; a footballers wife to tell me which vitamins I need to take or a model telling me which skin care products to use. However, this sugar bandwagon has quite the following and this cult is starting to get on my nerves.
Those that think they know me believe I’m anti-sugar and anti-fat and anti-taste and probably anti-fun. Truth be known, I’m pro-sugar, pro-fat, pro-indulgence, pro-real food, pro-enjoying the love of food. One thing I have no interest in is junk food or fake food. Right there I have reduced a huge amount of unnecessary sugar and trans-fats. But there is no chance I will be quitting sugar. However I’m very mindful of what I buy and how much I consume. I realise that when I’m at a party and there are sweets, the chances are that they are riddled with high fructose corn syrup and probably loads of artificial stuff. But that’s okay; I can enjoy those foods on the odd occasion in small amounts. But, I can guarantee, my shopping trolley every week is filled high with fresh fruit, vegetables (all in season), and regular staples like rice, legumes, pasta and necessities to make my own sweets. Don’t be fooled, I too, enjoy a little sweet with my cup of tea. The emphasis is on little. There is no room for carbonated drinks, packets of biscuits, savoury biscuits, premade cakes etc.
Maybe a better bandwagon to get on would be ‘I Quit Fake Food’. Now that would be a worthwhile read. For the moment, excuse me while I enjoy a green tea with a home made Madeleine.
I'm a lover of fine food, amazing cheese and sharing with people I love.