After eliminating the sweet stuff from her own diet – one mum got her husband and two sons in on the act.
Most of my childhood memories revolve around my mum’s homemade cakes.
She was a home economics teacher – so there always seemed to be hot scones coming out of the oven – a fresh crumble on the dinner table and a slice of fruitcake tucked in my lunch box.
Mum taught me the value of good homemade food versus shop-bought.
She even inspired my career as a registered dietician and nutritionist.But I don’t think she expected me to totally shun the sugar she so lovingly uses in all her baking.It wasn’t until I became pregnant at 33 that my sugar cravings really took hold.I found myself constantly yearning for ice-cream: I stocked our freezer at home in London with mint chop chip and devoured bowls at a time.The baby would kick up a frenzy in my stomach after I’d eaten – sugar even gets a reaction in the womb.(cont..)