Valentine’s Day (Almost) Without Sugar

Many of us bring sweet treats to work on holidays, and Valentine’s, like Halloween, is a sweet-themed day.  Someone surprised me with a mocha, which is hot chocolate and coffee – and she’d taken extra attention sugar, to make it even sweeter for me. I’m not so strict as to refuse gifts; it would be …

Day 38 (Without Sugar), or, Temptation

Last week marked a milestone of a full month without eating any refined, processed sugar.   By coincidence, I was offered a pumpkin pie slice in a Tupperware on that day, by a colleague.  It was a gift, it was homemade, and it was an anniversary, so I split the pie slice with a friend, …

(Bad) Days Without Sugar

On a bad day, be it one of cold and rainy weather, or of bad news, or of humiliating stress, I usually will devour some ice cream or chocolate or cake. It cheers me up. Now, I’m cutting out eating refined, processed sugar. On a bad day, I let myself hog out on pears and …