Sugar Free February Tips

Are you one of those thinking of going sugar free is a great idea for you and your children but are not sure where to start?

Reducing sugar is so important for you and your family – Sugar is a white poison and is added to some many processed foods both sweet and savory so reading the labels is really important or make everything yourself so you know what you are eating with no hidden surprises. Sugar makes the body very acidic and diseases love an acidic environment.

Here are a few ideas that may help you to get started:
1. Processed foods all contain hidden sugars – fist step to going sugar free is ditch processed foods and start making your meals from scratch so you know what is in each meal.
2. Sugar in fruit and veg and complex carbohydrates are good for you.  Start your day with oats or maybe a high protein breakfast of eggs. Increase the amount of vegetables you eat or maybe have a vegetable juice for breakfast.
3. Look at what you drink, all fizzy drinks even low sugar are all bad for you and your family, if you are going to drink them – I would recommend not but if you do please opt for the full sugar varieties and keep to an absolute minimum. If you do need bubbles go for sparkling water. Still water is by far the most beneficial to your health so slowly wean you and your family off the rubbish drinks and all switch to water!
4. Spend time making healthy sugar free snacks with your family, time spent baking with family is always fun!
5. Look at how much food you can make which is sugar free and enjoy tasting new foods and changing your habits one day at a time.
6. White carbs such as potatoes, bread, white rice and pasta all turn to sugar so cutting these out and replacing with more complex carbs will help get you sugar levels down.
7. You will be surprised at how much more energy you have by changing to healthier eating habits once you get over the sugar cravings. TO help snack on nuts and seeds and protein snacks.

Sugar free treat to make:
Sweet Potato and Seeds Muffins
3 table spoons butter
1 sweet potato
1 apple
Juice of 2 lemons
4 eggs
150g coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tea spoon mixed spice
50g mixed seeds

Grate sweet potato and apple, beat eggs and stir into grated sweet potato and apple add lemon juice and melted butter mixing together.

Sieve coconut flour, spice, baking powder and stir in seeds and wet mixture gradually until sticky add water if not sticky. Divide into 12 muffin cases and bake for 15 minutes at 220 degrees.

Replace sweet potato and seeds with alternatives experiment with different fruit and veg.

 Last Call Kinesiology Training

Course Starts 18th February 2017

There are still a couple of places left if you wish to start beginners kinesiology training in Swindon.

The course is 6 levels over 6 weekend from February until June, please visit website for dates or call for details Tel: 07762054818  http://www.karenskinesiology.co.uk

Please share these details with any practitioners you know who may be looking to do their CPD or are wishing to add new skills to what they already do.

No previous knowledge is needed course is open to all those interested in health and helping others.

Past Students who have completed levels 1 to 4 are welcome to refresh any levels(at reduced rate) or join us for levels 5 and 6. Please call to discuss 07762054818.

Thank you for your continued support and look out for my free event in March offering tasters for children and parents to come along and find out how kinesiology can help their children.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon, please keep in touch and let me know how you are getting on as it is always lovely to hear how you are doing.
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