It wasn't as difficult this time as it has been in the past and I'm pretty sure that was because I made my mind up to do it. Sugar is not good for anyone whether it's refined white or raw organic or even made by bees. It's just not good for us. It's also a huge reason for my girth and my aches and my lackadaisical attitude.
I am now researching recipes using dates instead of sugar (and NO sugar substitutes) for baking sweets and WOULD ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR INPUT ON THIS! I've found a couple of recipes that think I want to home make honey chocolate chips. I do not. I'm all about baking from scratch but I have my limitations. Sheesh.
There is a pretty good article on One Green Planet that was helpful on what to use but I didn't see the recipes. I did find a few recipes at babble that I might like to try but some of them use honey and syrup which is not that much better than sugar. Especially if sugar is an addiction like it is to me. The Organic Authority lists a few fruits AND the amount you need per amount of sugar called for in a recipe! They also link to an interesting article in the New York Times Magazine that is long but worth a read.
That's as far as I've gotten in my research. I'll continue to look and read and ask and I shall share it as I get it. :)
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Have y'all tried a sugar detox? Please share your experience!
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