I am a chocolate lover and I am guessing that 99% of you are as well…
There was a time when I thought I was intolerant of chocolate and I was absolutely devastated. As it turned out I was intolerant of the erythritol in the “healthy” chocolate that I was choosing to indulge in!
Over the past year I have been passionate about making my own chocolate, but lately I have been buying it, and I thought you might like my tips for choosing the best, low fodmap chocolate. Continue reading
Last week I completed my 8 week experiment of quitting sugar (read about why I decided to take this on here) and my conclusion is that it was definitely worthwhile! I have mentioned in a previous post, here, about some of the benefits that I saw, and these continued to build. Towards the end it started to become second nature. Even my husband who was a real fruit bat and chocolate lover found that it was so beneficial that he is going to keep going. However, in the past week I have learnt something very important…
OK this is a quick post about chocolate (again) to brighten the day! Last week I shared my favourite chocolate recipe of all time – low fructose, sugar free and delicious. This is another way to enjoy it if you needed more convincing! Continue reading
I have mentioned in previous posts, here and here that I love chocolate! As well as looking for low fodmap options in my everyday life I am also looking for ways to cut back on sugar without creating any more emotional angst in my life. I have been making variations of this recipe for the past 4 months and now my husband, who is an absolute chocolate lover Continue reading
Early this year I found I experienced a return of some IBS symptoms, and when this happens it usually sets off a series of alarm bells and I then take a review of what I have been eating. I am not always very scientific with how I go about this as, like everyone, I am busy and try to take shortcuts. As you may expect, taking shortcuts doesn’t always get you where you need to be! Continue reading
Like many people these days I am consciously trying to cut back my sugar consumption, for both health and vanity!
My health reasons are simple – I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and I also had Gestational Diabetes with both my pregnancies, both of which give a higher risk factor for developing Type 2 Diabetes than the average person. Cutting out sugar is one of the best ways to win the battle against that disease! Continue reading