Sarah Wilson, author of I Quit Sugar, invites you to try things out and to see if it does good stuff for you. But perhaps you’d like to ask yourself:
• Do you get an energy slump in the afternoon?
• Do you need something sweet after lunch or dinner?
• Does your stomach get bloated after eating?
• Are you unable to eat just one piece of cake and walk away?
• Are you “podgy” around the middle, perhaps even slim everywhere else?
• Do you often feel unclear? That you’re not always sharp and on-form?
• Do you want to lose weight?
• Do you have an autoimmune issue and wonder if quitting sugar might make a difference?
If you ticked yes to most of the above and you have a sneaking suspicion that sugar is making you feel baseline-crappy, then you might like to take up the invitation and see if quitting sugar makes you feel better.
Here’s a way to avoid that afternoon slump. This decadent sugar-free snack = bliss!
“Salted Caramel” Haloumi Cheese and Apple
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
6 slices haloumi, sliced to 5 mm thickness
1 green apple, cored and cut into 5 mm wedges
sprinkle ground cinnamon, optional
1. Place the haloumi and apple slices in a hot non-stick frying pan.
2. Jiggle the pan a little so the fat from the haloumi coats the apple.
3. Cook on both sides until both the apple and haloumi are a lovely caramel color.
4. Toss salt and cinnamon (if using) over the lot and serve.
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