No Sugar #5

No Sugar #5 - Episode 51 of The Slow Home Podcast

Well, crack open the chocolates and give me all the lollies! Our no-sugar experiment is over!

Actually, I have no real desire to dive face first into a bowl of sugar – despite what I thought when we started this experiment.

In this episode, Ben and I talk about the past month’s experience of eating virtually no processed sugar, how we feel now and what we plan on changing now that we’re out of the experiment phase.

We also answer a couple of questions about the kinds of foods we ate regularly over the past month and I’ve included a list of ideas below, to give you an idea of what a typical days food looked like for us. 

We also talk about the next Slow Home Experiment and what we’re taking on in March. Initially we’d planned to do a month of limited screen time (specifically getting off any type of screen from 9pm-9am every day and for a 24-hour period over the weekend). But we realised over the past month that running a new company and front-loading our work for April means this experiment would just set us up to fail.

So instead, we’re going back to a change we started in January but fell away from as things got too busy – daily yoga!

We’re really excited about this one and hope you follow along with us! Adriene Mishler – the delightfully awesome lady behind 30 Days of Yoga and Yoga With Adriene – has given us the OK to use her videos as the basis of the experiment, so if you’re keen to play along with us you can find a link to her videos below. 

Until then, enjoy the pogpast!


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A typical days food for us over the past few weeks looked a lot like this:


    • green smoothie (a cup of greens, almond milk, nuts and seeds, rolled oats, cacao powder, coconut oil or avocado, half a frozen banana)
  • Greek yoghurt with oats, nuts (raw cashews, walnuts, almonds), seeds (flaxseeds, chia, pepitas, sunflower seeds) and berries


    • Sarah Wilson’s raw snickas slice
    • Carrot/cucumber sticks with hommus or nut butter
  • Cheese


    • Salad wrap
    • Fermented dosas with veggies or salad
    • Leftovers
  • Quinoa with roast veggies, olives and goats cheese


    • Abundance bowls (grains, veges, protein, dressing)
    • Fish with salad and sweet potato chips
  • Lamb/sauteed mushrooms with corn, avocado and tomato salsa. Wrap.

Show Notes

The rules of the Yoga Every Day experiment:
  • Complete one yoga class/video or practice every day for the month of March
  • That’s it! They can be the Yoga With Adriene videos we follow or a different set of classes – whatever works for you.
Why we might find it easy:
  • We’ve previously started the 30 Days of Yoga Challenge and got to about Day 20 before we fell off the wagon
  • I’m a huge yoga fan and enjoy the energy it gives me, so I don’t think I’ll need too much motivation to get up each day.
Why we might find it hard:
  • The same reason we found it hard to complete the challenge last time – time.
  • Early-rising kids might ask for our attention before we’ve finished our practice.

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2 Responses to No Sugar #5

  1. YWA is fantastic. I have done her 30 days of yoga and am doing her latest Yoga Boot Camp now (includes some longer videos). Adrienne has helped me develop a more consistent practice. She’s my favorite yoga teacher ever. FWFG… Spoiler alert YWA feels good.

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