For me, this 30-day challenge put all of that into perspective by making me realize that I don't need any of those added sugar ingredients.I can make perfectly filling, satisfying meals without any sugar at all. We had to stock up on some long-lasting staples like olive oil and coconut oil.I don’t know if my advice was the best, but I believe it opened the door for deeper conversations in the future. I mentioned at the beginning of this month that I was doing the Whole 30 challenge.Sharing many of the principles of the Paleo diet, this eating plan eschews grains, dairy, and sugar for 30 days.It's really very strict, requiring an avoidance of even natural sweeteners like honey or agave nectar and legumes like beans.There's debate over whether sugar can be addicting or not, but there is little debate over the fact that--whether sugar is a "poison" or not--we're getting too much of it.
With a little help from Pinterest and sources like Civilized Caveman and Pale OMG, I managed to keep our meals interesting.
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We also had to buy some pretty expensive things like almonds and cashews to keep on hand.
In addition, we stuck mostly to free-range and grass-fed meat, which doesn't come cheap.