Thanks for visiting my fundraising page. This February I’m ditching the sweet stuff and giving up sugar for a whole month to raise money for Cancer Research UK and helping to beat cancer sooner.
Update 1 March 2017
Sugar free February is over:
(1) I missed bread and chocolate the most and I won't be giving up either long-term although I will probably start making my own sugar free bread and hopefully eating less chocolate. I didn't miss biscuits at all.
(2) Having done lots of research on products that sugar is in I will definitely avoid these as much as I can from now on. Read the labels it is horrific just how much sugar is in things you wouldn't expect it to be in.
(3) Having increased my fruit, veg, nuts, seeds, lentils and rice intake I will continue this as much as possible.
So all in all a success and many new habits started which I aim to continue, but I'm not giving up chocolate!
Thanks to all my friends who sponsored me, provided me with sugar free meals - that's you Carolyn Lucas, Ian Wood, Suzie Taylor, and not forgetting Sami and his sugar free biscuits - and provided the much needed moral support. Without you all it would have been much harder.
Update 12 February 2017
Nearly 2 weeks in and I'm doing really well. Lots of bananas and advocados, along with lots and lots of veg to go with my chicken and fish, pasta and rice. I tend to start the day off with porridge, sweetened with a little honey and lots of dried fruits, (and a banana!), then for lunch it is usually greek yogurt and an advocado (and another banana!). I'm also trying to have at least one non-sugar protein drink per day. The ones I use are made mostly of nuts, so lots of fibre as well. The evening meal is always at least 3 portions of veg, usually with fish, and for pudding, yes you've guessed it, another banana!
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