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  1. I’ve actually started craving sugar in recent years. I am wondering if it’s because I’m approaching menopause? I’ve never been a sugar girl. Now I am. I salivate at the thought of cake. I’m a little bit scared to start weaning myself off the sugar because of headaches etc. So instead I am just cutting down … little bit by little bit … in the hope my cravings may disappear.

    1. How interesting that you now crave sugar. I think that is such a healthy way to approach it. I’ve tried absolute restriction of sugar and it always ends in me craving it more. I know I have a sweet tooth so I now approach it in a very simple way: make healthy choices and choose natural alternatives whenever possible, but if I want it that’s totally okay too. I just don’t keep it in the house as I would actually eat it all haha. xx

  2. This is a great post and a great reminder that moderation is everything. I sometimes get caught up in this damaging sort of mindset so it’s really helpful to know that complete denial of something is not what we should be aiming for. Thanks for sharing some much needed common sense!

    1. Absolutely. I think we all get caught up in that mindset sometimes. It’s hard not to when we are surrounded by conflicting nutrition advice and information. Reality is, there is no one ‘diet’ that is the be-all end-all of diets. My motto is to strive for progress, not perfection, and to enjoy the journey. xxx

    1. Thanks Karin. I’m really glad I wrote it too. I am guilty of sharing the healthiest of healthy on social media too, but realistically it’s just a highlight reel like everyone else. It’s totally okay to not be perfect all of the time. In fact, I think it’s important for your mental and emotional health! xx

  3. I think that some people can get so carried away with what is ‘good’ and what is ‘bad’ in terms of food. I am trying to teach my boys about eating a well balanced diet with everything in moderation. They have the occasional marshmallow and special treat and I’m okay with that – I think it’s funny when people try and shame me for sharing that on social media…but that is life.

    1. I absolutely wholeheartedly agree. It makes me so sad to hear parents are ‘shamed’ or made to feel bad for the choices they make. It doesn’t achieve anything but negativity. You will often see my son with his baby chino and marshmallow, and I’m totally okay with that. It’s absolutely about teaching our children to make healthy choices, not about labelling food as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. xxx