Sweet as sugar

If you want to lose weight or improve health, or even just have a better understanding of the impact of sugar in your body, this is a definite must see!


It’s a film/documentary of one man’s journey to discover the truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a 2 month experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body. The interesting thing though is that the typical foods we associate with high sugar content such as cake and sweets, are banned! Instead he consumes only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. It is an entertaining, informative but shocking journey that will forever change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food.

I’m glad I learnt these lessons a long time ago and have long since left behind this way of eating but the diet Damon eats for that 2 months is very typical of the way most westerners eat… and once you know, you can’t unknow so you will want to do something about it.

It’s appropriate viewing for teenagers too. Both mine, and my husband watched it with me and genuinely enjoyed it. It’s presented in a very easy to understand format (and for us ladies, Damon is quite easy on the eye… and according to Stu, his girlfriend isn’t so bad).

We downloaded the film on iTunes but there are screenings in some areas of the UK. Visit the website for details www.thatsugarfilm.com.

On a personal note, I was chatting to my lovely friend and hairdresser, Debra, recently about the course and how excited I am to be doing it. Debra is always supportive but her comments that day really made my week! She told me she could see the passion in my eyes and hear the excitement in my voice. She said I was looking fitter, healthier and happier than ever. On the inside this is exactly how I feel, so to know it is shining through on the outside is a really great feeling. Thanks Debra!

On a foody topic, I have been making  some delicious carrot and apple mini muffin cakes – another hit with the family. We’ve now got a reasonable range of healthy go-to snacks meaning we buy next to nothing like this in the supermarket! All the new recipes I’ve been trying do get quicker each time so don’t think you’ll be slaving away for hours. These take about 10 mins of preparation before popping them in the oven!

I’ve also made another nut butter this week, with almonds… absolutely delicious! Recipes to follow as soon as I have caught up with myself!

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And after another trip to Grand Frais I am now the proud preparer of Bok Choy… I didn’t even know what Bok Choy looked like, I just knew it was a vegetable! We discreetly stood in the veg section, Googling images for ‘Bok Choy’ on Stu’s phone to give us a fighting chance! Grand Frais didn’t disappoint and I have learnt to cook the most deliciously healthy, family friendly, Chinese dish – a keeper for sure!

So don’t forget to watch the film, I promise it’s a real eye opener! Let me know your thoughts on it below.