Links I Like

— From Diet Doctor, one of my favourite low-carb websites, comes the inspiring story of My, a self-confessed sugar addict who lost 208 lbs (94 kilos) on a low-carb high-fat diet. Her story’s from 2016, but her wise words bear repeating: “Food should only be fuel for us addicts, not a treat or a consolation.”

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Fruits and vegetables were small, fibrous, and much less sweet before we domesticated them.
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Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Dessert – a perennial problem on a sugar-free Paleo diet! Fruit’s always an option, of course, but what if you’re craving chocolate?

This fast and easy pudding lets you pay homage to the goddess Theobroma* and still eat healthily.

My husband and I find the creamy chocolatey-ness very satisfying on its own, so I make this without any added sweeteners.

However, if you’re transitioning to sugar-free, you could add any of the following: Continue reading “Creamy Chocolate Pudding”

Paleo Pancakes

These fluffy pancakes contain no added sugars, but still taste delicious thanks to the natural sweetness of plantains or bananas. They’re a bit on the carby side, so we have them now and then as a treat.

The recipe’s based on Perfect Paleo Pancakes, with a few tweaks. You can have them for breakfast, or as a dessert. I prefer the latter, because protein-rich breakfasts work best for me.

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Sugar: The world’s most popular drug?

From The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes, one of my favourite books:

Sugar appears to cause pleasure with a price that is difficult to discern immediately and paid in full only years or decades later … Most of us today will never know if we suffer even subtle withdrawal symptoms from sugar, because we’ll never go long enough without it to find out.

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Read more in this excerpt from the book: The Guardian: Is Sugar the World’s Most Popular Drug?