Thursday, 28 January 2010

Cake and angel slices

A little bit of healthy goes a long way. I am slowly reducing the amount of refined sugar I eat. Can't even bring myself to start a food diary as I am so annoyed with myself. Sugar calls to me more than the evil memory of smoking cigarettes. Although I can proudly say that all the cake and angel slices from my previous post got taken to work and shared with my colleagues. I had a bite of one bakewell tart then threw the rest of it in the bin! I am going to try and stick to home baking on a Sunday and no other sweets . . . . . . at least then I know how much of what ingredients are going in.

Next stop the GYM.

34 comments:

Helena said...

Avocado + bacon + cottage cheese = far superior to sugar. (Having said that, I've already had a handful of Hershey's kisses and it's barely 10am.)

Nina said...

Personally I'm not even going to try and eliminate refined sugars from my diet. Let's face it, unhealthy as it is, it still brings me joy. In moderation, of course, as with anything and everything else. I'm too lazy to stick to an orthorexic diet anyway. Life is meant to be enjoyed. :)

Eating healthy, and gym. I approve. :)

inkala images said...

How delish does your salad and fruit look...so colourful and inviting! The odd delightful treat (especially those lovingly created on Sundays) are perfectly acceptable! Enjoy!

Ingrid x

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

That's a good plan, and more power to you.

Sugar isn't really my 'bad' thing - mine is savoury stuff. But whatever your poison is, it can really be a hard habit to kick! Good luck to you and good health :)

jules

martini said...

wow, i admire people that skip putting refined sugar in everything!

what do you use instead? or are you "just" substituting it with naturally sweet stuff like for example honey?

cheers,
martini, who recently quit using any artificial preservatives in food & trys to make as much on her own as she can

sk said...

good for you!!
i know how hard that is. i crave cookies myself, and used to buy them often. for the past few months we've still been eating them, but all home-made, and that does seem to detour the gorging to some extent!

this looks like a lovely meal!

un bel oiseau said...

this looks divine! good for you and keep it up! im tired of listening to my friends count calories and deny wonderful foods. the trick is, to eat healthy, be naughty sometimes and try to exercise everyday. giving up happy foods is not an option to me. i would like to enjoy life!

Anonymous said...

This looks so good, nevermind the healthy part! In Texas I had a similiar salad style entree but with chipolte salsa on the side, minus the grapefruit! It was incredible.

Julia Kelly said...

Good for you and your breakfast looks very yummy- what is in with the cottage cheese and avacados? The pink things- it looks very good?

Elizabeth said...

I'm the same way, sugar is my ultimate nemesis. It's hard when we have an entire 'candy drawer' at work, I'm so bad that having candy 3x a week is me cutting back. Yikes.

Little Miss B said...

I sympathise, I’m trying to cut down on the processed sugars too and it is very hard, quitting smoking has nothing on this!

iva yaneva said...

I must admit that looks so delicious! There's just nothing like homemade meals :)

sarah said...

oooofff that all sounds very drastic, i go to the gym religiously every sunday morning, run x trainer swim etc then come back adn do not have the willpower to stop myself eating bacon, eggs, sauage, beans.......

Rebecca said...

i love the idea of making your own junk food. we've been trying a new cookie recipe and breakfast muffin recipe each week. each week i find healthier and healthier recipes...so we still get the goodies, minus the junk:)

Katie said...

My goodness, does that picture make my mouth water. Yummy! I love avocado and cottage cheese but never though about putting them together. :)

Martin said...

I stopped eating refined sugar (as much as possible) 2 years ago. Everything tastes better! And all the regular candy and chocolate only tast like sugar! try the chocolate from Green & Black :)
I'm eating sweets, chocolate, bake with non-refined sugar and it works super for me! Feel super fit en love eating!
Lots of luck en enjoy eating all these beautiful things we have!

xxx Anouk

Milk And Honey said...

Green and Black's is delicious chocolate! Any sort of chocolate is really my downfall... a lot of sweets too. Finding the balace between healthy and sweet is a challenge that builds character, I like to think.

Linda Crispell said...

I think it takes at least one week to break the addiction to sugar. Good luck.

rach said...

had to give up refined sugar too. switched to baking from this cookbook: http://www.amazon.com/Spunky-Coconut-Cookbook-Gluten-Casein/dp/1439235767/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264736200&sr=8-1
the author blogs here and a lot of the recipes are on her website for free:
http://www.thespunkycoconut.com/
The almond cake is to die for! Healthy and refined sugar-free. good luck with quitting!

Martha said...

Good luck to you -- it is hard to do for we do love our sweets so! Think fruit . . . and every diet's friend -- sugar free jello!

Kaylovesvintage said...

looks good..so keep going

Anonymous said...

Hello
Just wanted to say that I just stumbled from across the world (Australia) on to your blog. I have been in heaven but a little weary traipsing back through your archives till 1am the last couple of nights/mornings. I look forward to making Lobstr and Swan now put of my daily joyous blog reading.

Many thanks
Carolyn

Laura B said...

Go girl!
I have been making cheese and courgette scones this week and trying to balance it with vigorous sessions of excersise :)

Thimbleina said...

That looks so yummy, but then so also do those cakes in the previous post

Louise said...

I've been trying to cut out refined sugar too, but I swear I seem to be eating more cake and biscuits that ever - I need to admit that I'm completely and utterly addicted :) Sounds like you a doing a much better job of it than me! xx

penny patten said...

We all want to be and eat healthier, but it's so hard to do! I think most people have a hard time with cutting out sugar & sweets. (Hey, but don't give up.) Maybe you could think of your food journal as a work of art? Add pictures and fav. new receipes a long the way!

Giovanna said...

i have a sugar/carb problem, and i must stop asap. those avocados look amazing.

COCAMIA said...

Everything in moderation...

Valerie said...

how about agave syrup to help ?
this is 5 times less calories than sugar & a much healthier option ...
the fact i had to quit eating gluten for health reasons got me on better food tracks, but boy, it's tough !!
*good luck*

Rachel Elizabeth said...

Everything in moderation but good look on your goal. Striving toward it will at least put you on a healthier path.

Elie's Papel said...

I know the feeling very well... I need to get going and start a very serious workout routine and forget about sweets...;)

Laura @ EdenRose said...

I wish i was as strong willed as you! Iv just finnished eating a pack of harribo sweets and that was after my lunch of cappaccino and carrot cake. This morning i swore to myself i was eating nothing but salad leaves because my jeans felt so tight. Damn it!

Soon, Then said...

You are better than I. I started my day yesterday with a terrible, horrible cookie with pink frosting and sprinkles. :)

nadia said...

I to am hooked on sugar....it is my preferred drug...try taking magnesium and/or coromium supplements. Sometimes that can help with the cravings