I was reasearching on the internet and stumbled across Sarah Wilson's blog, which really got me thinking and investigated further. It became quite clear that sugar was a crutch I couldn't use anymore to get through life, it may have made me happy in the short term, but long term it is just killing me.
Its best to visit her page for more detailed information on sugar, she has done extensive research and lays it out all so clearly. You can also find links to other great pages and blogs there as well. I have purchased her cookbook and 8 week detox plan which I am now following.
My girls are interested in what I am doing, and have been understanding that there was no juice for lunch today, however I did cave and make them pineapple sorbet in the thermomix this afternoon. Getting them off sugar is going to have to be done in degrees, they have been eating so much, but I will persist.