Hey everybody! My name is Alex, and I live a completely sugar-free life! I’ve always been sensitive to sugar since I was a little baby. When I’d eat it I would get a rash on my cheek, but I would always just ignore it and go on eating my hot fudge sundae. Then a few years ago I started really getting into health and nutrition, so I decided to completely stop eating sugar altogether. That means no food with added sugar or sugar substitutes!
Everything was going fine until about five months into my new sugar free life. It was Thanksgiving and I had always been a huge fan of pumpkin pie. I told myself, “One little slice won’t hurt.” Boy was I wrong! After the first bite, I bright red rash shot up the side of my cheek. Then after finishing the miniscule slice, I received a massive headache and my whole body felt sick for the rest of the day. After that, I only tried sugar about twice more with the same results. Ever since then I have not eaten sugar. I can eat fruit, but only in small amounts. When I do eat fruit, I usually have to pair it with fat like peanut butter to calm down the effects on my system.
When I tell people that I can’t eat any sugar, people respond in two ways:
- “You can’t eat sugar?! How can you survive in this world? I would die! What can you eat?”
- “Wow, that’s really actually lucky. There are so many people in the world today that have problems with eating sugar. I wish I could be like that.”
I am a competitive tennis player, and I love singing, too! However, my true passion is food and nutrition! I could talk to someone all day long about this subject! I have a beautiful dog named Pudder:
I love you peanut butter! I love you for every spoonful we share together (Especially if your rolled in cacao nibs, mmmm!)
Good fats like nut butters are so good for your health! They make your skin soft, your hair shiny, your bones strong, and your brain smart! All of those Omega-3’s and monounsaturated fats in nuts, avocados, and olive oil help your body perform everyday functions. I take a spoonful of cod liver oil every day to help my muscles recover after a long work out, and so that my skin is pimple-free! It works!
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
What’s your favorite fat? Why do you love it so much?