I’m Lisa, the 30 years old and the blogger and creator of Drop The Sugar, LLC. I currently live in Western New York with my fur-baby named Stella. I’m a huge coffee addict, a somewhat cheesy old fashioned romantic, born again runner, and living through a chronic sweet tooth.
What you’ll find on my blog
- Nutrition facts in every blog post. The nutrition facts include the entire recipe and by serving size. I understand some people like to count calories, or watch other nutrients in their diet that may not necessarily be just about carbs. I’ve been there!
- Simple low carb / gluten free recipes using coconut flour, almond flour and at times chia and flax.
My website is primarily focused on creating healthy sugar-free and naturally sweetened recipes to suit any lifestyle. As a rule of thumb, I do try to keep my recipes gluten free, wheat free, low carb, and as low in sugar as possible. Most recipes you’ll find on this website are under 10 net carbs per serving.
What you won’t find on my blog
- Recipes with loads of added sugars. From time to time I may add natural sweeteners like molasses to help enhance the flavor of a recipe, but I’m a fan of using stevia and erythritol.
- Baked goods or meals that “look pretty” but have no taste. Not ever!
What my every day diet is like
I don’t follow one specific diet except I watch my sugar, my carbs, and try to avoid gluten, wheat, corn, soy and “gluten packaged goods.” I generally eat up to 50 carbs a day, and I never count my calories since I only eat until I’m full. I eat eggs, bacon, avocados, and I’m still able to enjoy the foods I’ve always eaten. The only difference is I cook the recipes myself, with my baking modifications to keep true to my way of eating.
How do I get started watching my sugar and/or carbs?
This is generally up to you, and what you feel comfortable with. Some people prefer to follow a plan, like Atkins or the South Beach diet. For me though, I found it easier to not feel restricted after my several attempts on a few low carb plans. One thing I do recommend is to become educated in why you should be watching you sugar and your carbs, and the science surrounding it. Some books of interest I’ve found over the years:
- Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes
- Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes
- Fat Chance by Robert H. Luswig
- The Great Cholesterol Con by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick
- The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living by Stephen D. Phinney
- The Truth About Statins by Barbara H. Roberts MD
- The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz
- Grain Brain by David Perlmutter
- Wheat Belly by William Davis
- The Great Cholesterol Myth by Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra
- Keto Clarity by Jimmy Moore and Eric Westman MD
- Doctoring Data by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick
- Cholesterol Clarity by Jimmy Moore and Eric Westman MD
Can I use your recipe image in a round up?
It depends, but generally I do allow this if you follow my policy as outlined on my page, “Use of Recipes and Images.” I do not give permission to share my content where the ingredient or recipe directions are provided, except in very limited circumstances.
Have questions not answered here?
You can contact me anytime through my contact page, and I respond to every inquiry. Unless you’re spam. 🙂