As a certified life coach who specialises in disordered eating and body image, you might be surprised to read that I once had a very dysfunctional relationship with food. The final diet I did – a sugar free diet- resulted in myself laying on the bathroom floor crying, all because I ate an apple.
Pretty full on right? Aside from how terribly sad that is- to cry over eating an apple- I’m not alone when I say that a sugar free diet made me completely ‘crazy’ around food.
Living a ‘sugar free’ lifestyle seems to be the ‘hot diet on the block’ right now. From documentaries, to e-programs to cookbooks, there are a lot of people hating, shaming, blaming and subsequently quitting sugar.
Despite popular opinion I’m not a fan of this whole ‘sugar free’ movement because I see it as just another diet ‘in disguise’.