My name is Darius, a Chef, and media personality. I am passionate about helping people live more healthy and happy lives. I started Sugarless Crystals in 2010 initially as a YouTube channel and now expanded into an authority blog with tens of thousands of monthly readers across the United States and the world. My goal is to help people struggling with dieting have more fun, easier and pleasure-filled journeys as I do.
I am a 35-year-old vibrant man with almost a million followers across TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram who enjoy sweet, easy-to-follow cooking tips and recipes. I am a big advocate of sugar-free and processed food.
Growing up as an overweight kid weighing 200 pounds wasn’t fun. Like everyone, I started my weight loss journey by hitting the gym, however, with little or no results. Then, in 2010, I felt a turn in my life watching my grandmother suffer slowly from various health-related illnesses like cancer, heart problems, and other illnesses. It was a very devastating period of my life, but it made me pay close attention to my food intake by reducing my carbohydrate and switching to a keto diet. I have been on a keto diet for over ten years, and at thirty-five years old, I have been able to maintain a healthy weight.
I also lost my mother to breast cancer on November 9, 2021. It wasn’t easy, but I have got to move on and carry my fans along on how to eat, live, and be happy. And this is what birthed my interest in being a chef.
As a Chef, I paid more attention to my nutrition and made sure I consumed what was appropriate to maintain my current size and weight. So let me whisper into your ears that I now weigh 190 pounds. Surprised? You can also achieve it. My food and diet are a mix of low-carb, keto, and carnivore diets. I avoid refined sugar and substitute it with honey and/or maple syrup. Life at this point was fun for me, having a lot of days to relax and enjoy starchy things from time to time. My outlook and knowledge of health have continued to evolve with time. I am present on a journey to make the best possible choices for myself and enjoy every good food along the way. I hope you ride with my big community and me on this blog and across all social media platforms!
Sugarless Crystals, which has existed since June 28, 2017, till date, began as a youtube channel where I discuss various food recipes and everything you should know about dieting. It is an exciting and interesting channel that gives insightful information on making dieting easy and fun for overweight people like I was years back. Sugarless Crystals serves as the answer and solution to everything around dieting that seemed so depressing, boring, and with the terrible vibes of it, the worst thing you could do.
In my interest in changing people’s minds about boring ideas, I began reviewing products and recipes. At the time, there wasn’t much out there, and I had a hard time choosing between brands of what is the best to recommend. Thanks to my mentor Cheryl Malik, who approached me to take up my passion for cooking and create recipes to share on various platforms. This was the day Sugarless Crystals went from a channel to a website, this blog you are reading right now.
I have hundreds of recipes along with my co-branded birthday cake product through ChipMonk Baking. I am glad to have achieved a lot and come this far from the beginning of my journey by having you guys along. I have taken it upon myself to continue to study and take cooking classes and courses to provide you with the best life can offer in healthy cuisine. Thank you for taking the time to read and share an interest in my website.
Are you confused about how to make dieting fun and easy? Are you curious about the best recipe to help you lose weight? Whatever questions and suggestions you have, I am a text away. Drop me a line at [email protected]. I’d love to hear from you! If it’s about a recipe on the site, kindly leave a question or comment on that recipe page.