At The Sugar Breakup, we live a sugar free life
We’re Julia and Fiona, two sisters who broke up with sugar over 2 year ago and are never looking back. The positive changes to our health have been dramatic.
Even though we quit sugar we still love cooking, eating and feeding our families. We especially love baking! This has inspired us to help others quit sugar yet still enjoy food with family and friends.
Sugar free means fructose free
We have broken free of fructose! Most of today’s sugars are made up of a combination of fructose and glucose. Sugar free for us means removing as much fructose from your life as possible.
Fructose wrecks your appetite control, converts directly to fat and is addictive. It tricks your body into craving sugar all day, everyday. In fact it’s so good at being addictive many food companies can’t help themselves and load sugar into their foods and drinks. Learn more about fructose here.
The Sugar Breakup loves Dextrose and Organic Golden Rice Malt Syrup
We think you’ll love them too, especially when you discover how wonderful they are in your cooking and baking.
Here you’ll learn how to use Dextrose (glucose powder) and Golden Rice Malt Syrup to cook all your favourite recipes and be inspired to try some new ones. Our recipes are designed to help you and your family breakup with sugar yet still enjoy happy and wholesome food.
Here at The Sugar Breakup we still eat fruit
What is really important with fruit is the fibre. Having fibre with fructose reduces the damage it can cause. Luckily Mother Nature provides fructose and fibre together with the skin and flesh of the fruit.
Enjoy 1 to 2 whole pieces of fruit daily with the skin on. Fruits that have a good balance of fibre to fructose are berries, pears and kiwi fruit (but you don’t have to eat the furry skin!).
But STAY AWAY from fruit juice and dried fruit. Almost all the fruits fibre is lost in the juicing process, so when you drink a juice you are getting a large hit of sugar with no natural fibre. With dried fruit you get a concentrated hit of sugar and tend to eat more than you would if the fruit was in its natural state.
Sugar free means saying goodbye …
… to table sugar, brown sugar, coconut sugar, honey, maple syrup, agave syrup and golden syrup as they are all packed with fructose.
Want to know more about us?
If you are thinking about breaking up with sugar check out the links below for our stories, we hope they will help.
Hi there, wondering, does Rice Malt Syrup have the same effect on teeth as sugar? My dentist always goes on about quitting sugar, but I dont know what that covers exactly. Does rice malt syrup cause tooth decay?
I’m actually a dentist, so I feel confident answering your question. Rice malt syrup may be fructose free but it still contains sugar such as glucose. Tooth decay is caused by bacteria fueled by any type of sugar whether its fructose, glucose, lactose etc. So you need to still look after your teeth when eating foods made with RMS. But by giving up the traditional sugars your exposure to sugar will be dramatically decreased in your everyday foods because you will no longer make or purchase foods that are full of the white stuff. It’s all about the continuous exposure of the teeth to sugars that’s the problem. So if you’ve gone fructose free and eat sensibly you will already be making a difference for your teeth.
Oh thankyou so much for getting back onto me. Im currently in the process of getting a few fillings done and some are only a year old which really shocked me as I really only consume RMS, but do my teeth just see it as sugar? I dont use a fluoride toothpaste or drink tap water, do you think using a fluoride toothpaste will help my teeth when I eat RMS? Do you guys use stevia? Thanks again!
I’ve been sugar/fructose free for more than 2 years. just discovered you through David Gillespie’s facebook page….so delighted !
Thank you! We’ve been sugar/fructose free for almost 2 years now, such a wonderful change to our lives. Hope you enjoy the recipes.
That’s great you’re not doing the sugar thing anymore. It’s so hard for me. You’ll be healthier for it.
We have definitely noticed a big improvement in our health; especially our energy levels. We really sympathise with you trying to quit sugar it can be tough in today’s world, so many foods now have sugar added. Becoming fructose free is a journey that you take for life. Just take it one step at a time, it’s not a race. We would love to hear your story.
Hi, I love following your blog and have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. You can read all about it here http://givingupsugar.net/2013/09/10/liebsterblogawardnomination/
Please don’t feel that you have to comply with the ‘rules’, I just wanted others to find your wonderful blog. But if you want to, that would be great :-)
Aww shucks, thanks for the nomination! So glad you are enjoying our site, we love keeping up with your journey.