Reducing sugar intake as a new mum | Conscious chocolate

I had my baby in October 2015. He was a stonking weight; 9 pounds 10 ounces. In the first picture taken of him, he looks like he may have a career already.

He was a hungry baby and I was a hungry mama (often quickly turning into a HANGRY mama) so the food game in our house was crucial. Fortunately my partner is a great cook and every night a huge array of CARBS were consumed. I didn't cook from scratch for the first three months as mainly my contribution to the food prep was making sure I bought packages that had instructions of 'How to oven bake'.

Once the summer arrived and my baby began to eat and enjoy food (and still does...he now goes to the cupboard and takes one of his bowls out when he is ready), I started to get back in the kitchen.

Lunch started to become a good hearty salad rather than a hurried piece of toast and slowly but surely I started to feel leaner and stronger. It wasn't until the autumn of 2016 that I felt like exercising again. Our baba hasn't been one of those babies who sleeps through the night (does anyone's?!) so sometimes walking in a straight line has been challenging, let alone attending something that threatens to be 'high impact'.

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Once I stopped breastfeeding, I knew I couldn't rely on some rather shady facts about breastfeeding burning calories (I was never quite sure of the numbers!) so I needed to look at my sugar consumption. Chocolate, cake, sweets and biscuits had got me through like many new parents. But I knew I had to get back to a 'everything in moderation' state.

In North London where we live, we have loads of health food shops. I have never been able to cut out huge food groups and feel excitedly full after a green juice. The green juice is always alongside the porridge.

I began asking 'What do you have that is sweet, that tastes good and not artificial'.

I then came across Conscious Chocolate and quickly was hooked. My favourites were Lions Raw and Mint Hint. Emma and the team at Conscious Chocolate were kind enough to send me three more flavours to try; essential orange, goji & coconut and love potion no.9. Essential orange was favourite but all are lovely. I love that they still taste like a treat at the end of a long day of dashing around but don't contain refined sugar. Plus I don't need a full bar, just a taste is really satisfying (I never thought I would be one of those people as I have a massively swet teeth...!)

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So if you are a new mum and want another alternative to the usual favourites, I'm sure there will be a flavour that will suit you.

Thank you so much Conscious Chocolate. Find out more here

NB: This post is not sponsored and I only mention products I genuinely like and use. 

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