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:

  1. “You can’t eat sugar?! How can you survive in this world? I would die! What can you eat?”
  2. “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:

Pudder

I would like to say thank you to Katie for inspiring me to create a blog of my own! So before I leave today I must post a fat-hugging pic!

We tied the knot!

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?

Many Blessings!

Alex

 

8 Responses to Hello world!

  1. Aww hey pretty lady! Welcome to the bloggie world :). Love the prettylicious photo!

  2. Erin Neill says:

    Yippy Alex!
    good for you for getting this thing going! I’m sooooo proud of you! The creative genius is shining through….keep up the good work. The girls, Jeff and I can’t wait to try some of the recipes….we’ll let you know how they turn out. As a nurse , who deals with sooooo many individuals who are suffering the ramifications of poor, misguided nutrition, I’m a firm believer in “you are what you eat”…..
    Here’s an obstacle that I always run into with people. I’d like to know your thoughts….how does a person on a “fixed income” or limited food budget afford healthy meals and be satisfied?
    take care and can’t wait to see more!

    • Thanks Erin! Hmm…. let me think….. I would have to come up with a list of affordable healthy meals, there are a lot of them. Healthy doesn’t necessarily mean expensive. Only those exotic foods can be expensive. Definitely oatmeal would be good. Many grains from the bulk section are fairly priced, like brown rice. Beans, eggs, bananas, whole carrots (not the babies!). I’ll look around some more!

  3. Damjana says:

    A lovely pic! :)
    My fave fats: homemade nutella, homemade pb, chocolate.
    Great you tried Katie’s chocolate butter!!

    • Yeah, Katie’s chocolate butter was yummy. I love making homemade nut butters!!! I’m not a huge fan of almond butter plain, but I know it’s super good for me. Therefore, I tried mixing cocoa powder with almond butter. Results: healthy nutella!!!! Then cinnamon with almond butter. Results: heavenly scoop of gingerbread cookies!

  4. caysee says:

    I love your new blog…I ve been looking over it since you sent it to me but havent had a chance to reply to u…
    I m going to try the peanut butter cups… I like my oats the way u do…
    I ve been doing protein shakes w my protein, mango,almond milk, a hand full of spinich,1/4 avocado and a scoop of greek yogurt if I have some…Keep up the good recipes:):)
    lots of loves

    • Hey Caysee! I’m glad you like it!!!!

      That sounds like such a good protein shake. I’ve tried just almond milk, avocado, and mango before…but never with spinach. I’ll have to try it! What kind of protein do you use?

      Love you lots!!!

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