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No Shame in Our Game

No Shame in Our Game


Posted By on May 31, 2016

Not everybody who comes to the Kitchen Library is looking to change, but we do see a lot of people who are looking to change some aspect of their eating or cooking habits. Some people are looking to be more adventurous in the kitchen, while others are working on more complete nutrition; some are hoping to save money by cooking at home more, and others are looking to make headway in a new or growing food-related business. One of the...

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Sugar-Free: Done and done


Posted By on Feb 1, 2015

I did it! One whole month of no sugar (including fruit, artificial sugars, maple syrup/agave, etc.). And I’m so glad I did this. I admit, the first two weeks were rough but the last two were a breeze and nothing felt out of the ordinary except for all the benefits I started noticing. Benefits I’ve noticed: Clearer skin Less stomach bloat Lower grocery bill Cleaner apartment (because I cleaned to distract myself from...

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Sugar-Free: Home Stretch


Posted By on Jan 26, 2015

One more week to go! I must have been way more addicted to sugar than I thought because everyone warned me that the first couple of days would be rough, but those “couple of days” lasted the first 2 weeks of this no sugar challenge! And then suddenly *poof*, no more night time cravings (ahem and tantrums). Instead I’ve started to crave things like grapes, mangoes, dates, and oranges (oh my gosh, I want all the...

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When it comes to sugar, I decided to cut it out cold turkey rather than little-by-little for a reason. I wanted my body to go through sugar withdrawal (so I could see what that was like…checking that off my bucket list). And I knew that if I let myself have some types of sugar and not others, I would just overcompensate with the allowed sugar and wouldn’t experience any health benefits. Plus, sugar is addictive. So...

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Sugar-Free: Hungry eyes


Posted By on Jan 10, 2015

Things are feeling a bit better this week than last week, and it’s also a little shocking to be 10 days in. Check out how it’s been going day to day: Day 5: I’m realizing that snacking is such a deep habit, I can’t just turn on some TV and ignore it. Actually, TV makes it worse. My apartment has never been so clean (I even scrubbed the bathroom floor with a toothbrush the other day!), my nails are painted,...

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As promised, here’s some highlights from the last 4 days of no sugar. And it ain’t pretty, people: Day 1: So far so good. I just texted Kris and discovered that I can’t drink wine. Sigh. Had company over for dinner and even though dinner was filling, I got a sad little pang in my stomach when I realized there would be no dessert. Day 2: Feeling sleepy today but not irritable. Yesterday I went through all of my...

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