My Flask

a fun and interesting post. Good to know what’s good on food 😀

Flippy Red Blog

Don’t get upset. I’m not a drinker. I do occasionally carry a flask, but it isn’t filled with liquor. Let me explain.

I am a well-behaved diabetic. I generally eat well, and I exercise regularly. On May 8, 2014, I attended the first session of Living Healthy Workshop with my friend and coach, Patty Pavey. That opening session changed my life. The topic was sugar detox. I figured I had this covered. Boy, was I wrong. The upshot was that I realized I needed to purge artificial sweeteners from my life. I began reading every label looking for artificial sweeteners in all their forms. This included sugar alcohols (e.g. sorbitol and mannitol), which technically aren’t artificial but aren’t recognized as natural by your body. There were even artificial sweeteners in my multi-vitamin!

Even eating well, I do occasionally indulge in French toast, pancakes, or waffles. In the past I had…

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