In this week’s podcast, I’m talking about the latest instalment of my sugar free journey, and how I don’t actually want any chocolate.

Single Mother Ahoy Podcast The Secret


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Here are some of the books I’ve been reading lately:

That Sugar Book – I reviewed this a couple of weeks ago and it was like a massive kick in the bum to sort myself out and start the move towards being sugar-free. The website for the film is here.

Sweet Poison – I reviewed this earlier this week. Amazing and full of information and scientific fact as well as science and history. A great read.

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.

I Quit Sugar  – I reviewed this last year. a wealth of information and recipes.

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’ve only just started this one but it’s the first one I’ve found written by an English person so am interested to see any cultural differences


This video is of a really interesting talk by Dr Robert M Lustig…

And here is a trailer for Fed Up, the movie I have now watched several times:

And here is a running list of products with added sugar where you might not expect it:

  • 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.
  • Pretty much every yogurt, ever that’s not plain.



Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.


Karen · 13/05/2015 at 10:26

Interesting podcast! My snack of choice (when I don’t have a monstrous cold like now and don’t want to eat anything) is half an avocado on wholemeal toast with a slice of cheese and tomato. Add an egg for extra yummyness!

    Vicky Charles · 14/05/2015 at 21:01

    ooh Karen that sounds interesting! How do you cook the egg?

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