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The Sugarfree Box won me over (I didn’t expect that…)

Full disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. Stephanie from The Sugarfree Box sent me a free mini-box to review. She has also offered to provide readers with a $10 discount (code below), which I will not financially benefit from.

So in the interest of being honest, I have to say that I was a little skeptical about the idea of The Sugarfree Box. My sister and other friends have subscribed to various ‘sample’ style boxes over the years, especially for beauty products, and it seemed like they often ended up giving more away than they kept.

I’d seen promotions for The Sugarfree Box on social media and thought it would probably fall into the same category. When Steph offered to send me a box to review, I was hesitant. I don’t usually review products, and the current blogging trend to provide positive reviews in exchange for freebies makes me feel a little uncomfortable. I felt so conflicted about it, I consulted with my husband. After rolling his eyes at what he considers to be my ‘over-thinking about everything’, he pointed out that this particular product sits firmly within my blogging niche, with its focus on low sugar, and that hey – since it wouldn’t be a sponsored/paid review, I should actually just try it out and then write an honest review that others could benefit from. Continue reading

#5: Review of the I Quit Sugar 8 Week Program (Jan – March 2015)

This is a review of my second round of the I Quit Sugar 8 Week Program, which I completed between January and March this year. I did the program again to ‘reset’ my body in the new year, and to have two months of nutritious recipes laid out for me. My Mum did the program for the first time, so we did many of our Sunday cook-ups together and had fun comparing our experiences of the meals.

I didn’t do the program to ‘quit sugar’ again, as I had continued living a low-fructose lifestyle since first completing the program in July last year. However, doing it again allowed me to realise how much easier it has become to live a low-sugar life, and to enjoy other aspects of the program that I was less focused on last time, while in the midst of sugar cravings: learning new ways to cook, cutting down on caffeine – a surprising outcome – and thinking about new ways to use leftovers. I realised too, that I really do feel my best during the program, when I am planning and eating nutrient-dense meals with loads of vegetables, and making food a priority, instead of letting it slide in favour of all the other things that need to get done. Continue reading

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