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A few weeks ago I blogged how lunch with one how to get rid of black ants in my house of my oldest friends, and long-term cake buddy, kuldip, led to a complete overhaul in my health (you can read that post here). Admittedly, I stared longingly at the dessert menu as she shared how to get rid of black ants in my house her inspiring journey into her new life without sugar but how to get rid of black ants in my house her energy and enthusiasm was infectious and she persuaded me how to get rid of black ants in my house to give it a go. After a rough couple of weeks withdrawing, now I’m so grateful she did. There have been many frantic messages (from me) and many calming answers (from her) exchanged over the past few weeks and her straightforward, relatable approach to sugar free living as a working mum how to get rid of black ants in my house I thought worth sharing. Kuldip has now started her own fabulous blog, life without sugar, and it’s a pleasure to chat to her today about the how to get rid of black ants in my house white stuff.

I just felt rubbish all the time. When you are busy, working, have small kids and a house that’s a fixer-upper, it’s natural and forgivable to blame a general malaise on how to get rid of black ants in my house that, but I just knew that I was on the road how to get rid of black ants in my house to poor health and I that I had to change, but change what?

Yes! There are so many diet plans out there, and they will tell you what to do, and some will tell you what not to do, but none of them explains why? Like properly WHY. Without knowing that I failed at all of them because, it seemed that I depended on willpower alone.

Not weak exactly. I already use willpower. Not to swear in the car when the kids are how to get rid of black ants in my house in there with me, not scream at frustrating emails at work, not to throw things out the window when they refuse how to get rid of black ants in my house to work properly etc. So, I know I have willpower. But why do I need willpower over food? It’s something that felt so odd to me. Then one day I got a look at myself in how to get rid of black ants in my house a full-length mirror, I hadn’t really looked at myself for nearly two years and how to get rid of black ants in my house I was shocked at how terrible I looked. I felt at the end of my tether, honestly at my wit’s end so when I came across an article about how to get rid of black ants in my house sugar, it all fell into place. The need for willpower is because sugar is addictive and how to get rid of black ants in my house sugar is in a tremendous amount of food that we how to get rid of black ants in my house consume, and we aren’t aware that it’s even there. So we try to abstain, and we fail.

It usually takes me a while to prepare for a how to get rid of black ants in my house diet or plan, but this hit home straight away. Probably because it isn’t a diet or a plan, its simply saying, ‘sugar doesn’t agree with me, so I don’t have it.’ I immediately researched books and experts and consumed their knowledge how to get rid of black ants in my house and then that was it, I couldn’t stop talking about it, as you well know.

Thanks to my history of constantly pursuing the next thing, my husband assumed that I had started another fad diet how to get rid of black ants in my house and braced himself for what I would insist that we how to get rid of black ants in my house eat for our evening meals. He has been the subject of many a dietary change how to get rid of black ants in my house poor fella. But this one, this one has stuck. He was ok with my ridding the shelves of all how to get rid of black ants in my house things high sugar, but put his foot down over the balsamic vinegar, the asian sauces, like hoisin, soy, and teriyaki and ketchup – which are positively loaded with sugar. But the rest is gone.

It makes it easier having that support doesn’t it? Now that I have started the blog and am actively how to get rid of black ants in my house reading sugar-free cookbooks, he is taking me a bit more seriously. Before, you would see me with a cookbook if I were how to get rid of black ants in my house handing it to him so he could cook. He has reduced his sugar because there isn’t so much of it in the house anymore, but he still likes a pudding or a handful of how to get rid of black ants in my house biscuits through the day. Though the other day he did say that he might how to get rid of black ants in my house give it up too – I stopped myself from reeling off a load of facts how to get rid of black ants in my house that would make him instantly regret that he had said how to get rid of black ants in my house it and just nodded and said ‘it’s the easiest health choice you can make.’ he’s a pretty healthy eater, so I don’t worry about him too much anyway.

The men are probably the easiest to convince as we’re all getting older with the inevitable aches and pains. The kids though! Yours are so young so it must be easier they how to get rid of black ants in my house can’t source anything you don’t give them. Teenagers are a different matter…

Yes, my two begin so young definitely helps. I started talking to them about it, they have interpreted is as mummy doesn’t like sugar. Outside and occasionally inside the home, I let them eat cakes because that’s the society we live in, and I don’t want to exclude my family from everyday situations as how to get rid of black ants in my house a result of what I am doing. It has made me want to cook! And find some sugar-free alternatives to those ‘treats.’

My approach is to make the changes at home and how to get rid of black ants in my house hope that they use it as their blueprint for eating how to get rid of black ants in my house elsewhere. For their own birthday party, I requested a reduced sugar cake from the baker, and it went down a storm, nobody noticed. Their party bags didn’t have any sweets or chocolate in them, I just packed them out with little toys which I how to get rid of black ants in my house think are more fun anyway. We only served water – which young children will just accept, especially on a hot day. They had sandwiches and crisps, I obliged a few parents with jam fillings, and my girls had ham. It was pretty easy to party without sugar, and I don’t think anyone noticed the lack of it. It made me realise how much adults impose the idea how to get rid of black ants in my house of ‘children = sugary treats’ when actually, that really doesn’t have to be the case

They have never developed a taste for juices so prefer how to get rid of black ants in my house water and milk because that’s what we have given them at home. They love biscuits, and I’m okay with that as there are some low sugar how to get rid of black ants in my house biscuits about there – plain digestives and shortbread are usually pretty good (about 2.4g per biscuit), and if you make homemade with a sugar alternative, you’re laughing.

Absolutely. I’m baking more now than I was when I ate how to get rid of black ants in my house sugar because it’s so difficult to find treats off the shelf. Perfecting sugar free scones and jam brought tears to my how to get rid of black ants in my house eyes! It’s the one thing I knew I’d really miss. What have you missed the most?

I don’t think I miss anything you know. I thought I would miss ice cream but the need how to get rid of black ants in my house for it has gone. I did accept a mr. Whippy ice-cream recently – my mother-in-law visited and bought us all one. It was delicious, but I had a headache for the rest of the how to get rid of black ants in my house afternoon, had a terrible night’s sleep and felt ill the next day! So not worth it!

I’m eating 80% chocolate now and honestly don’t need more than a couple of squares. I think most of my snacking is emotionally based. I haven’t felt the need as I’ve felt full but I’m still making snacks for my husband and subsequently we’re trying lots of new good. Have you discovered anything new?

My new favourite snack, dessert, breakfast is greek yoghurt, with a small handful of blueberries and strawberries, chia seeds, macadamia nuts, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Oh my, I just love it. If you said that I would treat that like I how to get rid of black ants in my house did ice-cream, cakes or my favourite sweets, then I would have told you to leave and not how to get rid of black ants in my house politely! It’s amazing. I found out that cinnamon helped with sugar cravings so how to get rid of black ants in my house started adding it in, but now I just love the taste.

I’m less reliant on them now, but nairn cheese oatcakes were a godsend for snack attacks. I have fewer snack attacks now as I am full how to get rid of black ants in my house at most meals, but now use them in the girls’ lunch boxes instead of crisps or even as well as how to get rid of black ants in my house crisps, it’s all low sugar and will fill them up.

I thought eating out was going to be tough, but it hasn’t been that bad. Fish dishes are usually safe to go for; salads are surprisingly tricky because of the dressing, so I ask for it without or on the side. Steak and chips are excellent, particularly if you go for sweet potato chips. I had a lovely aubergine and chickpea burger the other how to get rid of black ants in my house day. I took half the bun off, as I couldn’t fit the thing into my mouth anyway! I figure that the remaining burger bun had at most how to get rid of black ants in my house 1g of added sugar, so let it slide. During withdrawal, I tried to keep down to 10g of all sugars, added or natural. I’m a bit more relaxed about tracking it now, because I have an idea of who much sugar is how to get rid of black ants in my house in things, plus if you keep to whole foods then you really how to get rid of black ants in my house don’t have to worry so much.

Dessert whilst eating out is still a challenge, just because I have had them my whole life – it’s been a habit for so long. I remember eating the main just to get to the how to get rid of black ants in my house dessert! So, I will either kill the urge and have a peppermint how to get rid of black ants in my house tea or go for the cheese board avoiding the pickles.

I don’t cook – I never enjoyed cooking. I felt nothing for it. I now have to cook and that started off as how to get rid of black ants in my house a challenge. In fact, it’s taking me until nearly day 60 of being sugar-free to purchase a sugar-free cookbook! Most of our evening meals were healthy anyway as I how to get rid of black ants in my house drew upon the many of the books that I have how to get rid of black ants in my house bought with all the diet plans that I’ve tried. Each of them has produced some favourites. But now the mission is to have the odd sweetened how to get rid of black ants in my house treat, but a healthier less harmful version. Watch this space.

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