Struggling to give up sugar?

I quit sugar

For the love of all things sweet.

Why quit sugar? Sometimes it’s hard to reconcile with the idea that something you love is nothing more than an addiction.
Why is it that those things we enjoy become addictive? Is it just that we lack self-control or when it comes to something as sweet and delicious as sugar it’s actually addictive? If you’re hooked on that candy jar on your desk, then you probably already know the answer. Right?

How eating jelly can reduce your wrinkles.


Gelatin, the overnight sensation.

What’s a family get-together without a big bowl of Jelly trifle? But have you ever thought of jelly as a health food? No? A superfood? Are you kidding? Reduce wrinkles? Really?
They say it takes 20 years to make an overnight success. When it comes to gelatin, you could say even longer. It’s been around for so long you’d be forgiven for thinking it was anything more than an essential, albeit humble ingredient for making jelly. Well, read on as I’ve got some great news for you. 

Chocolate. A love story.


It’s chocolate season. 4 Chocolate Recipes.

I have no idea how the giving of eggs at Easter time went from a representation of the gift of life and renewal to the huge sugar and chocolate rush that it has now become. Be that as it may, many of us still find ourselves indulging in more than just the celebration of Easter but in a major Choc-fest.

The diet starts tomorrow!

The diet starts tomorrow

Here we go again. Promises, promises.

Alright, so you’ve told yourself this before and now here you go again. The diet starts tomorrow, just after this last piece of cake, or you’re  just going to finish off all the treats left from Christmas.. then you’ll start. Truly, the diet really does START TOMORROW!

A sugar free Christmas

sugar free christmas

Can you have your cake and eat it too?

I don’t eat sugar, in fact I have not eaten any significant quantities of sugar for nearly 3 years. I never really ate that much sugar anyway, but it seemed like a good way to improve my health and as I often say, it takes the everyday sweet temptation challenges right out of the equation when processed sugar is no longer in your world. I find it easy, most of the time. But then comes Christmas.