I No Longer Believe in Sugar Addiction

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Identifying the Problem – It Wasn’t Sugar Addiction

Transitioning from my last diet to intuitive eating required me to take a long, hard look at a highly debated topic: sugar addiction.

I really was convinced that I was a sugar addict.  I went so far as to give up sugar, all sweeteners, and flour of any kind for over 6 months.

If I’m honest with myself, I have to say that I absolutely felt better.  My constant cravings and my insatiable hunger basically disappeared. As a scientist though, I know that correlation and causation are not the same thing.  The absence of those symptoms as a result of removing those ingredients from my life doesn’t mean they were the cause.

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My Approach to Bright Line Eating Recipes

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Just getting started? Be sure to check out my post on Bright Line Eating Reviews.

Every Wednesday, Susan Pierce Thompson, the founder of Bright Line Eating , puts out a weekly video blog. I’ll link to it below if you want to watch it.  The topic for the week was the place of Bright Line Eating recipes within the food plan.  This really piqued my interest.  In this prior post, I talked about how I’m learning to break away from the cookbook mentality but I started reflecting even more on this topic as a result of the vlog.  This is an important topic and it warrants a bit more time and energy, hence this post.

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A 2 Ingredient Meatball Recipe

When I think of meatballs, I think of multiple proteins, breadcrumbs, a bunch of seasonings, and Parmesan cheese.   Some of the best meatballs I ever made were even mixed in my Kitchen Aid mixer.  Thus, I had low expectations when I first came across the Wildtree Garlic Salt Meatball recipe.  With just 2 ingredients, there was no way they could actually be good.

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What is a picture worth?

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I took to Instagram a few weeks ago as a way to share what I’ve been eating on my food plan and to get ideas and inspiration.  I found that AND I also learned an important lesson.

There are a lot of people getting introduced to Bright Line Eating (www.brightlineeating.com) and there are more and more users on IG everyday sharing beautifully composed photos of tasty looking food.  Check out #brightlineeating and #brightlinebites if you are curious.  Some of the pictures look too good to eat.

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Chicken Leftovers Night

I enjoyed 2 different types of chicken leftovers tonight. We were happy we found an alternative to traditional breadcrumbs!  We used Chickpea Crumbs to make the Wildtree Chipotle Ranch Baked Chicken recipe. The other chicken was seasoned with the Rancher Steak Rub.

If you haven’t read about my approach to taking pictures of my food, click here.