Why Jason Holborn gave up sugar, 574 days and counting

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The Globe and Mail

Published Thursday, Jul. 24 2014, 3:15 PM EDT
Last updated Friday, Jul. 25 2014, 9:13 AM EDT

Jason Holborn was not obese and under no orders when he gave up refined sugar in 2012. Now sugar-free for almost 600 days, he talks with The Globe about how his palate has changed and the importance of the sign in his window.

What motivated you to give up sugar?

I used to eat more sugar than probably anybody you’ve ever met in your life. I realized it was a tiny problem – just a tiny problem. Several years ago, I read a very famous article actually in The New York Times – Is Sugar Toxic? by Gary Taubes – and that article really changed my perspective. I tried a lot of gimmicks to give up sugar. But I was very seriously addicted. It was really, honestly, a chemical drug addiction. I finally had a different idea for a different gimmick – which was to post the number of days I could live without eating refined sugar out on my window. It was kind of desperate and last-ditch, but it actually worked. I really thought, I really expected, I would hit 10 or 20 days occasionally, and then I would reset it quite a lot. But it was much more effective than that. I made it to 74 days. Then I had to start over again. And now I made it to 567 days and I’m aiming for 1,000.

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Hello and thanks for popping by! My name is Kim and I love to cook low carbs recipes, desserts, salads and soups. I am always on the hunt for new recipes to make over. My husband Paul was diagnosed with slow onset Type 1 diabetes (LADA) over 5 years ago so we were forced to change the way we did things when it came to cooking. We have always been a healthy and active family. I play soccer, we both run 3-4 times per week and walk 5km most week days after dinner. Our kids play soccer and rugby and are no strangers to a healthy lifestyle. Spending time in the kitchen is always time well spent in my humble opinion and I love to share my cooking successes with you here. There may be hiccups along the way but we keep going and I hope our passion for food translates to your kitchen. Feel free to explore and remember to check us out on Face Book, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.

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