With Easter around the corner, chocolate eggs are on the supermarket selves in the plenty but in a world of fad-diets and a focus on high levels of obesity, refined sugars are being presented to us as a big taboo.

People are turning to the sugar-free diet and even cutting out fruit.

Honestly, I think the world has gone a little mad…I’m 100 per cent in favour of the sweet stuff.

In fact, a cupcake saved my life.

I had been starving myself for over a year. I was desperate to lose weight because people would repeatedly call me fat, even though I was a size 8.

Anyway, this one day, I was dizzy and feeling like I was going to pass out but suddenly a thought popped into my head… “Go and eat a cupcake.”

I forced myself to go and buy and eat that cupcake and things got better after that.

Sugar is getting the blame for obesity, especially in our children but it makes me so sad to see parents and schools obsessing over what kids are eating.

That can just cause children to become preoccupied with their body image and the food they consume which can be dangerous, especially for those children that aren’t obese.

My 15-year-old cousin is now refusing to eat meals.

There is nothing wrong with having a piece of cake every now and again, it helps me to maintain my weight.

If it makes you happy – as long as you don’t eat too much of it – it’s not something to be afraid of.

Some experts believe that it could be dangerous to cut out sugar completely. It can cause headaches and lack of energy.

Foods like fruits, vegetables and eggs contain sugar.

As an article for SFGate says:

“Sugar receives blame for many health problems but without it, your body would cease to function properly”

It’s funny isn’t it, that we’re a nation obsessed with being skinny.

I remember when I visited the Philippines and saw children living in tiny huts, skin and bone.

They would chase me down the street begging for a bite of my chocolate bar. I’m sure they would give anything for a chocolate egg this Easter or indeed, any food at all.