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How I Feel Since I Stopped Eating Added Sugar

One of the questions I get asked most often is how I feel since I stopped eating added sugar. Other questions include: Why did I stop eating added sugar? Is it hard? Does it get easier? Do you still get cravings? And do you cheat sometimes and eat sugar? While I will discuss these topics in this post, you can find the specific answers in my FAQ pages here. Before I get into this post, I just want to specify what sugar-free means to me. I don’t exactly like to use the term sugar-free, because yes, I still eat natural sugar. So since I stopped eating added sugar, this is what I’ve been avoiding: Refined sugars, such as white sugar, brown sugar, coconut sugar, etc. Liquid sweeteners, including honey, maple syrup, agave syrup and…

Healthy Lunchbox Recipes

Healthy lunchbox recipes. Because soon, it will be back to school (some of you may have already started!). This time of year is a little bittersweet for me. This is my second year not going back to school and I miss it! I know, I’m weird. But seriously, I would much rather study for the rest of my life than work. Considering I could get paid to study of course. Hah! Part of it is that I miss the freedom of university. I miss having a few classes and being free the rest of the time. While I was in university, I could choose when to study, when to go to the gym and when to relax. I had so much time, even if a good part of it was spent studying. You don’t get that…

Healthy Road Trip Snacks and Meals

We’re on day 3 of our road trip from New Brunswick to British Columbia. The biggest road trip we’ve ever done, twelve days on the road. As I’m finishing this post, I’m in a small Air BnB in Ottawa after a great Canada Day yesterday in our capital city. During our road trip, we’re doing a mix of camping in National and Provincial parks and sleeping in Air BnB’s in a few big cities. Since we’re passing through large cities, it makes it easy for us to stop and buy food as needed, but I do like to bring as much as we can from home to save money. Also, as we’re moving across the country, I wanted to clear out our pantry before leaving without having…

My Vegan Month Experience

May is gone already and with that, I’m done with my vegan month. I thought I’d share my vegan month experience with you guys, including what I loved, what was challenging and my future plans. All in all, last month was a positive experience. I didn’t have many challenges throughout the month and to be honest, it wasn’t so far from my regular diet. To clear things up, I basically eat a vegetarian diet 99% of the time, which includes a bit of yogurt, cheese, eggs and a rare bite of fish or poultry. The only thing I don’t eat is red meat, which is a decision I made over 7 years ago. So, looking back on my vegan diet over the past month, I can truly say that I enjoyed it. I…

What I Eat in a Day (Vegan)

I’m back for another what I eat in a day post, but this time, it’s vegan! If you’ve been following this blog over the past month, you may know that I’m doing a vegan month for May. For that reason, I thought it would be a good occasion to show you what I’ve been eating in a day. A vegan diet can be challenging at times and it certainly requires a bit of planning. If you’re not familiar with a vegan diet, it can be difficult to get all the required nutrients. You do need to pay a bit more attention to vitamin D, vitamin B12, calcium, iron and protein. That’s not to say that a vegan diet can’t be nutritionally adequate. It certainly can! My hope is that this post gives…