Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my mummy

Interesting update on the sugar situation, I had a major splurge on chocolate on Saturday and Sunday as it was Mothering Sunday in the UK this weekend.  Interestingly both my IBS and all joint pain and stiffness flared up Monday so there does seem to be a link.

I’m not sure I’m going to never eat sugar again though, this seems unrealistic.  I will just have to accept the consequences of what will happen if I scoff a whole box of chocolates while watching Hitchcock films!

Right, I’m off to repopulate my gut flora, hello Kimchi

An update

A few days after my last post my joint pain escalated again so I realised the Autoimmune Protocol was not helping at all and started to eat delicious whole foods such as nuts, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and eggs (I’m sorry I accused you eggs, all is forgiven) again.

I decided to try a couple of other strategies.  First strategy is to give up all forms of sugar, I started this on Thursday after breakfast ( I had some raspberries I need to use up in a breakfast smoothie first!).  2 days later my knee pain has disappeared, which was quite surprising seeing as walking even a short distance has aggravated it over the last 2 months.  On Friday I went to Aerobics and it was amazing to be able to use that leg again without thinking if a certain move is going to leave me in pain for the rest of the day.

It’s not all rainbows and sunshine though as my hand and foot pain has been quite high.  The other food I am suspecting of causing me problems is coffee.  I really don’t know how it sneaked back in there again, but this morning we ran out and I am not going to purchase any more.  I have not decided yet whether to cut out black tea but if I do I will do this gradually.  I will probably continue with no sugar for two weeks before I test no caffeine at all.

Since I reintroduced eggs breakfast has become so exciting to me again!  On Friday we had courgette (zucchini) pancakes with bacon and it was so delicious.


Even something as simple as eggs scrambled with broccoli and onions tastes like a treat!


This morning we had sausages with a fried egg and potatoes sautéed with broccoli, peppers and onions.  I was eating it thinking:  “This is so delicious, I must take a picture before I gobble it all up!



I am surprised that I’m not finding it harder to give up fruit though, I suppose it’s because I have re-introduced nuts and so can snack on those instead, I always think the key is to focus on the foods you can eat rather than those you can’t!