Thursday, 9 April 2015

Going Sugar Free

Starting a sugar free diet by UK Lifestyle blogger The Claire Diaries

After eating quite possibly my body weight in chocolate over the Easter Weekend, I decided my diet needed a massive overhaul again and some serious cleaning up.
I've spent a lot of time over the past month or so reading about people quitting sugar and the effect its been having on their weight loss and health in general.

Let me tell you a little bit about me and my diet. I'm kind of an all or nothing girl. Either I will stick to a plan religiously or I will fall off the wagon with an almighty crash.
I tend to tell myself that if I'm good in the week I can binge on anything and everything at the weekend. This way of eating happened to work for me for a short while and while I was hammering the gym every day I continued to lose weight.
The problem started when I started work I would sit at my desk and just eat! In my head I was having a healthy lunch and dinner, then working out so what did it matter if I had the odd snack (read 3). The problem was by the time I finished work I was too tired to go to the gym but it was fine I'd eaten healthily so missing the odd session here and there wouldn't hurt....WRONG!

kick start your sugar free diet

Over the last month I decided it was time to make some changes after taking a long hard look at what I was eating I decided that I am actually a sugar addict and it is time to kick the addiction!

I read the Davina McCall Sugar Free book and the Sarah Wilson I quit Sugar book and have decided that this time this is it!
This is why I'm writing this post it will make me accountable.

Today marks day 2 of my new sugar free diet. I plan on being totally sugar free in 8 weeks.

Although it's only day two I'm pleased with how its going. I've cooked all meals from scratch and haven't touched any processed food in two days! For me this is huge!!

For the first time in a long long time I'm feeling really positive about how this will go. I'll keep you updated. I'm not sure if there will be any dramatic weight loss but I'm hoping it will improve my overall health?

Have you tried being sugar free?


  1. Ahh I really wish I could quit sugar - just worried I would find it far too difficult! My go to snack is something sweet. I hope it goes well for you :)

    Lauren x

  2. Someone should force me to do this, because as I'm typing this I have a cookie jar full of chocolates next to me. Yum. NO no.... Help! Last year I was doing so good and got my baby weight off and now it's all coming back slowly. :( Keep us updated on how you're doing.