In this week’s podcast, I’m talking about how hard it can be to avoid sugar if you don’t have the time (or energy) to cook everything from scratch.
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Here are some of the books I’ve been reading lately:
The Sweet Poison Quit Plan – I’ve just finished reading this one; it’s filled with help and tips for quitting sugar, and lists of which products in the supermarket have most or least sugar.
Year of No Sugar: A Memoir by Eve O. Schaub – a book about how Schaub, her husband and their two daughters went for 12 months without sugar… and how hard it was.
Sweet Nothing by Nicole Mowbray – I left for a 2-hour train journey without my Kindle the other day, so treated myself to this from a book shop. It’s the first book I’ve come across about giving up sugar by a British person so I’m interested to see how she fares!
In this week’s podcast I mention Sugar: The Bitter Truth, a talk by Robert Lustig, MD… here it is:
And here are the products with added sugar that have surprised me this week:
- Pom Bear crisps: marketed to kids; sugar added for reasons I can’t discern.
- Walkers cheese &onion crisps: possibly other brands too but I didn’t check those. I was too heartbroken.
- Worcestershire sauce: other people seem less surprised by this one
- Bisto gravy granules: Ahhhh, I’m going to have to learn to make proper gravy.