I found the sugar content of all my favourite takeaways.. I excitedly text my husband to tell him what I had gotten my mittens on. His reply was "and...... you do realise that they are full of all the other bad stuff". Umm hello did you not just read the part where I said a piece of kfc chicken had 0.1% of sugar? I have no idea why, but I got really excited knowing how much sugar Subway, McDonalds, KFC, Red rooster and Domino's Pizza had (to name a few). And as I said to my husband its also good to know that on the rare ocassion that we are put in the situation where these foods are our only option, other than feeling like an unsocial f$$kwit and sitting there sipping on water, I can actually eat something.
Trust me I had no plans of running out and buying a bucket of the Colonel's good stuff and eating it until I made myself sick, just because it made the sugar cut. However, it was good to pretend that I could if I really wanted to (regardless of all the fat, calories and probably chicken cysts I would be also eating).
I also got my hands on the first piece of information that explains the whole fruit thing in detail to me. It even had a pretty little graph for my tired brain to comprehend. Thank you David Gillespe you obviously know your shiz. This link should work as it is taken from his work, but is not linked to his website ,so you should be able to view it without paying.
http://www.nzsugarfree.co.nz/a-teaspoon-guide-to-fruits.pdf. In the last 4 weeks my fruit intake has consisted of maybe a handful of raspberries that were cooked into a slice. But after reading the above information, I am more confident to start cooking with it and even adding it into my meals. He also does one with vegetables and HORRAH I finally feel like my potato dilemma has been solved and they even rate lower than sweet potatoes (yeh go figure). Here is the link http://www.nzsugarfree.co.nz/a-teaspoon-guide-to-vegetab.pdf.
I also found another great little website that I would like to share with you called The Sugarbreakup. I ordered my first ever bag of Dextrose Glucose powder off them tonight, to substitute some of my rice malt syrup in my cooking. You can get Dextrose from a brewery shop for around the same amount of money, but I wanted to compare this supposed "better for cooking" version. (oh hubby you will find out about this when you check your paypal balance... i love you). Another site I might give a shout out too is NZ Sugarfree. If you look around his site he actually lists a fair few recipes that you usually would have to pay money for (that I have paid money for dammmmit)! But hey thats the joy of following someone else's journey, you get to see what works and what doesn't and what is worth spending the money on and what might not be. But seriously have a look around his website, as I'm too scared to post copies of peoples recipes on my blog incase I get called out for copyright but he seems to love it! (Go you good thang). There is a fair few copies of recipes that I have paid about $24 to download.
Anyway I'm off to do some more research and I won't even bore you with what I ate tonight because it was just leftovers from last night. I did go grocery shopping this afternoon to stock up the pantry with some new goodies to start getting my bake on with all these recipes I have discovered.
Heres to it getting closer to the weekend!!