LIVING THE SWEET LIFE WITHOUT SUGAR
My Journey from Sugar Addict to Freedom
Hi, I'm Siobhan
I have been sugar and flour free since January of 2018 and most importantly, free from the rollercoaster of living life as a sugar addict. There were a lot of trials and tribulations along the way and I am nowhere near being perfect, but I feel like a whole new person and am so grateful to finally be FREE!
About My Book
In the fall of 2017 I started really thinking about my sugar addiction and knew I needed to make a big change. I read an article that said in order to beat sugar addiction you have to give up all sugar and all flour. This resonated as true for me but I was scared and didn't know how to do it. I looked for a book or companion guide to help me but couldn’t find anything more extensive than a temporary diet plan or detox—both of which I knew would not be what I needed in order to make lifelong changes for myself. I decided to commit to one full year of eliminating all sugar and all flour before giving up on myself forever. I searched for a book about sugar addiction and was hoping to read about other people's experiences but couldn't find anything that went into depth about the day-to-day reality. I decided to write my own book about my journey to help keep me accountable along the way and hopefully inspire and encourage other people like me that were struggling and didn't know where to turn for help.
Do you eat fruit?
Yes, I eat fruit. I have one cup of mixed berries in my morning smoothie and sometimes have an apple for a snack. I don't eat bananas or pineapple because they trigger me. You will have to experiment to see if fruit works for you. I don't eat honey, agave, maple syrup, stevia or artificial sweeteners.
Do you eat gluten-free flours?
No, I don't eat any flour - not even the gluten-free varieties. I don't eat any kind of bread, pasta, pretzel or cracker. I do eat popcorn and corn tortilla chips - just double check the label to make sure they don't include any flour or added sweeteners. I also eat whole grains like brown rice and quinoa.
Do you make separate meals for your family?
No, I don't cook separate meals. My family isn't completely sugar and flour free but the meals I cook are. We have always limited the amount of sugar our kids eat but they do have processed food that has added sugars and eat bread, crackers and bagels. I try to buy the highest quality of these foods.