I’m Lisa, blogger, recipe tester and photographer behind Drop The Sugar.
What you’ll find on this 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!
- Recipes that are low in sugar 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 a gluten free lifestyle. Most recipes you’ll find on this website are naturally low in carbs and work for those on a low carb diet.
What you won’t find on this 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 everyday diet is like
I now follow a pegan diet which is a hybrid of veganism and paleo dieting. The idea is to combine the benefits of the two diets. So what does a pegan diet entail?
- Eating lower glycemic foods
- Limit sugar consumption (Maple syrup, honey, and coconut sugar are okay in small amounts for rare occasions)
- Avoiding dairy
- Avoiding gluten
- Cutting down on whole grains
- Limiting legumes
- No Franken foods (including soy, additives, preservatives, dyes, MSG and artificial sweeteners)
- Reducing meat consumption (although vegans avoid meat, a pegan diet allows meat but is limited to 25% of your diet)
You can read more about the benefits of the pegan diet at Dr. Mark Hyman’s website.
How do I get started watching my sugar?
This is generally up to you, and what you feel comfortable with. For me, I found it easier to not feel restricted after trying several diet plans. One thing I do recommend is to become educated in why you should be watching your sugar intake 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. 🙂