How do you encourage your family to follow in your sugar free footsteps?
By making delicious sugar free food! I don't serve up dessert with every meal and we don't have processed junk food in the house - out of sight, out of mind! I'll bake my kids the exact birthday cake they fancy and if they'd like candy-floss at the fun fair or an ice-cream when we're out, I'd never say no. I just make sure that these are occasional treats rather than a daily occurrence.
Why are you supporting Sugar Swap September?
Quiting sugar and changing your eating habits is tough. The good news is that taking away the sugar does not mean taking away the taste - or living off a diet of kale! If you cook from scratch with fresh ingredients, you can quickly build up a bank of knowledge on swapping sugar for healthy alternatives. Having access to a website such as www.sugarswapseptember.co.uk is brilliant as it has so many helpful tips and sugar-swap ideas. What's more it doesn't scare you with horror stories about sugar. Instead, it recognises that going totally sugar-free isn't always easy and that taking small steps to cut, not quit, your sugar intake for a whole month can have a positive impact.
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