My husband is amazing when it comes to keeping his word. It puts me to shame.
Ever since he survived cancer, he’s followed a NO ADDED SUGAR rule. And oh my god, he went completely cold turkey on ice creams, flavoured yoghurts, chocolates, biscuits, teaspoons of sugar in his tea, muffins, juices, flavoured chips and any kind of sweet dessert or cake.
I guess I’ve definitely reduced the amount of sugar I eat now. I don’t have any sugar in my tea or coffee, I have smaller slices of cake, less blocks of chocolates in one sitting, and I tend to go for the sugarless option when I’m given a choice. But like I said, he puts me to shame.
Anyway, it’s a real eye opener when you’re trying to cook without sugar. There are all these products that you’d never think had added sugar in them – salad dressings and mayonnaise, gravies, sundried tomatoes, canned chick peas, kidney beans, most canned tomatoes and corn, some tinned tuna, countless bottles of asian/indian cooking sauces, every breakfast cereal imaginable and even breads!!
So I’ve been buying the more natural versions of these products, or making them myself without the sugar. I simply LOVE making my own salad dressings and cakes.