Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Having completed this quiz, I am happy - and surprises - to report that "I Am in Control of My Sugar Cravings". . . .who'da thunk? Certainly not me!!
Since I was not fortunate enough to be born without a sweet tooth, sugar has been a downfall for me from the beginning.
Once, I wrote a paper in a Nutrition class and, just before my presentation of said paper, the instructor advised everyone to go out and buy stock in Coca Cola cause my consumption of that product would ensure everyone a healthy retirement!
Fortunately, that class opened up my eyes and I have begun to moderate my behavior. . .not perfectly, but better. Now I know I simply may not have some things. . .not a little, not 'just this once' but NEVER, NEVER, NEVER. . .
That's not to say I don't think about them - especially at restaurants or when viewing commercials / tv / movies. . . but they are VERBOTEN! It helps to imagine that they don't really exist - just an imaginative whimsy on the part of a writer. 8-))
My quiz results remind me to be sure I don't swing to the 'opposite end of the spectrum' by rigidly controlling my diet. . .hmmmm. . .that 'moderation is the key'. . .hmmmm. . .that I 'really can have cake and eat it too. . .hmmmm. . .
I am a strong believer is moderation in all things. . .def. . . but perhaps a lil less moderation is called for when it comes to sweets. I know me and I know my capacity to lie to myself - one indulgence can become a huge roadblock that will last for weeks sometimes.
Also, I have found that indulging in those sweet things I love so much seems to contribute to less well-being. . .I used to have allergy issues and get sinus infections that led to bronchitis then pneumonia - once double-pneumonia - on a regular basis. . .I was a regular seasonal clock.
Since cutting out 99.99% of actual sweets (not every sweet thing just sweet-centric things), I'm down to one, maybe two, allergy / sinus episodes a year - at the Autumn and Spring season changes - and have had no bronchitis or pneumonia episodes in years.
So, I'm sure the Spark people are well meaning but, in my case, the drastic limiting of sweets has been a great boon - both to my health and to my weight-loss!
Think I'll stick to my own program on this subject. . .thoughts?