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Cafe

Cafe

The Sugar Trade is opening a cafe. And we're so excited!

We're a cafe with a difference. A few differences. Our entire reason for being is to provide you with a place where you can chat with friends (or happily sit alone), have a good drink, soak up some atmosphere, AND enjoy some food that doesn't contain sugar. For years now we have longed to be able to step out of our own kitchen for a bit of a treat and not drown in the sugar onslaught. And now the waiting is over.

At The Sugar Trade you'll only find snack food. There will be savoury snacks and sweet treats sweetened with healthier alternatives to sugar. You can read all about those in the shop, but the most important thing is, they're fructose-free. If you're in over lunchtime and feeling pretty peckish we can put together a few savoury options followed by a sweet something and you'll make it all the way through til dinner.

If you and your kids are used to the usual cafes, there will be a few adjustments to make. We're working on something little, soft & squishy to go with fluffies, and a small selection of healthier kid friendly drinks. And we have the best coffee and teas in town.

Looking forward to living-life-sweeter with you.

x Angela

Changing this sweet world

Changing this sweet world

After much tossing and turning at night (and day) I have made a decision to drastically reduce the cost of my online programme. There are many reasons to keep the cost where it reflects the value of the programme, but there are benefits to reducing it too - so let's talk about those.


I want to make this programme available to all. I want to spread the message of taking care of ourselves and our families as far & wide as possible. I want to share with you all that I have researched and experienced in the last four years, to make it as easy as I can for you and to help you short cut through the information maze.
Let's not wait any longer. This is good health we're talking about. Not dieting, not cutting out food groups, not falling for a fad. Good health. Waking up to what sugar is doing to us and our kids. Listening to the science and the research. Giving our bodies a fighting chance. We know it's a problem, we've been thinking about it a lot lately. Let's solve it now.


I've been told that such a low price for this programme is not worth my time. But of course our health is worth my time. I regularly look in to kids' lunchboxes and nearly cry. Every week I have a conversation with someone who would like to reduce the sugar in their lives. I've always wanted to change the world, and now is the time.
My Sugar Trade programme will cost just $10 per week for 8 weeks. Weekly payments are an option. New Zealand mums, let's get started before the school holidays. Let's get at least 10 of us together over the next few days. You can hit the button in the link (it's in the comments this time) now.


Once you've completed the programme you can be part of an online community that supports each other in a low-sugar lifestyle. The bigger that community is, the more we'll all benefit. Let's make the community of people who have traded-in sugar for good *really big.*

And let's see where this leads us. I'll see you there.

x Angela

Temptation

Temptation

A supermarket near Nelson has recently removed all sweet products from its checkout aisles and replaced them with healthy snacks and bottles of water. Hoorah! Not only does this make it harder to give in to temptation, it also sends the message that our snacking habits need to change, and something dramatic needs to be done. It may not change long term habits, but every time we don't eat that packet of sweets, our bodies are grateful for it, and actually each small decision can indeed lead to long term change.

There has been some suggestion that people simply need to exercise some self control when staring down the chocolate bars at the checkout. But, you know, there is plenty of opportunity for self-control, and if anyone wants to help take the pressure off when it comes to eating sugar, I say that's a great move.

We have some marshmallows in our house, leftover from a party. Almost every time they see them the kids want one. I'm not surprised, I feel very similar about the things I'm crazy about. Simply not having in the house the food you don't want to be eating is a very viable, and effective, approach. Be brave, give this technique a try, and see what it does for you...

x Angela