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Hey! 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 when I was 13 years old I started really getting into health and nutrition, so I decided to completely stop eating sugar altogether. I would research all kinds of different ways to be healthy, and I learned about the dangers of eating too much sugar. Once I realized this, I quit eating sugar. No white sugar, no honey, no syrup, no “-oses,” and no artificial 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, a 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 love making and eating good, wholesome foods. I don’t use or eat any refined or machine processed junk. I also don’t eat any dairy or gluten because I have learned some of the dangers of eating them, and my body feels great when I don’t eat it. I believe in eating natural foods, the foods our bodies were designed to eat!
I love finding and making naturally healthy recipes, and I love researching everything about nutrition. I hope you will enjoy my recipes and research, too!
If you ever feel inclined to contact me with a question or comment, feel free to email me at email@example.com
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