Sugar Addict

I have one of those all or nothing relationships with sugar. And when I say “all,” I mean bingeing all day, every day. Here is a sample of one of the days before “Day One”:

Breakfast – starts out normal enough:

  • 2 eggs
  • sauerkraut
  • toast with butter made with sprouted bread
  • iced coffee
  • chocolate bar

Lunch – don’t even bother with the real food:

  • pint of ice cream

Snack – not even hungry:

  • a few holiday cookies
  • a couple of chocolates

Dinner – try to salvage the day with some greens:

  • grass-fed burger
  • mixed greens
  • spicy mustard
  • a few French fries (have to save room for dessert)
  • another chocolate or two

Snack – while watching TV:

  • chocolate chip whoopie pie
  • glass of almond milk

I know this sounds ridiculous, I’m a grown woman.  I should know better. I should have exercised some self-control, a little willpower. For some reason, it’s not that easy. I get a craving and then I don’t stop until I have it and sometimes a bunch more. Eating the sweets leads to wanting even more treats, like an addiction. And I don’t even savor or enjoy them.

So, we needed to part ways, sugar and me. It’s Day Three and it’s going ok, I haven’t had any sugar. I have been a bit irritable though and more sleepy. Also, I had no cravings the first couple of days but today I wanted something, anything. But I resisted and instead ate a bit more carbs (bread, rice, potatoes) than usual, but I can tackle that in another baby step. 🙂




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