Saturday, February 02, 2013
I have officially decided I want to stop being addicted to food.
It's interesting how I'd never really admitted that to myself until recently; I am addicted to food. First and foremost though, I am addicted to SUGAR. So are most of us. And who can blame us? Even in the most well meaning of moments, when you have selected a food that looks so healthy, little do you know how much sugar is stashed inside. And the addiction begins. Big brands won't change their sugary product, because they know they have the nation hooked. New and upcoming products follow suit, as they see the money piling into the pockets of 'Kellog's' etc.
But. I don't want to be fooled and I'm tired of having a body that lives on sugar rushes and speedy carbs. Next time you go into your supermarket, make a stop and really take in how much we live on this stuff. Real wholemeal carbs and balanced sugars are stashed in the corner of the supermarket, by the kosher section.
After 8 weeks of eating low-carb, I now believe I need and can, chip away at my sugar addiction. I am endeavoring to do 2 months without artificial sugar, gaining all of my fructose from natural sources like fruit, and my energy from nuts and good protein. When I eat carbs (still mainting my low-carb diet) they will be wholemeal and I will keep my exercise up.
I'm ridiculously excited for this challenge and feel more ready than I've ever been to start. I never thought that I could do a low carb diet for over 6 weeks and I managed it and this seems like a very good challenge to follow that.
I read this today and my inspiration continues :)