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Beating my Sugar Addiction

Monday, July 01, 2013

I have to admit that no matter how fit I get and how great I feel there always seems to be that one thing that pulls at me like a game of tug of war and that is SUGAR. Now I don’t always give into the temptations and my will power can be extremely strong. Bu there are also those time when I say to hell with it I am going to eat that bowl of goodness. Yeah, well that’s not always so good. I’m always speaking and preaching about moderation, so now I have to practice what I preach. I have decided that it is time. It’s time to take the plunge and get off the Sugar Express Train. I need to derail it before it derails me.

I know, I know I talk a lot and suggest that people should not eat this and to eat that instead. I stand true to that. Especially since Glucose is the form of energy we were designed to run on. Carbohydrates are essential to help the body function. But I also need to stop fooling myself and own up to the fact that once I add other forms of sugar (hidden or not) to my diet I am not doing my brain or body any good. Don’t get me wrong my main problem doesn’t appear to be with refined sugar alone but also with naturally occurring sugars that appear in food. Even fruit, which are Fructose and Carbs. Of course fruit is the more preferred option than eating a donut which is also sugar and carbs. But none the less eating too much of anything sweet, including fruit, can cause higher blood sugar levels than we need.

I am they type that can knock back a 2-3 servings of fruit in a single serving. You may say but that’s good…right? Wrong! Sure what I am eating is healthy and nutritious but when you break it all down what I am really eating is a bowl filled with sugar. Do I really need to have all of that in my oatmeal or yogurt. NO, I don’t and now it’s about to stop.

So wish me luck as I take “The 21-Day Sugar Detox” program and win the battle and the war to kill my sugar addiction for good!

For more info onthe program that I will be following click the link.
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  • _JODI404
    emoticon Good Luck!!! emoticon

    This is something I am focusing on as well. I had never looked at 'sugars' on food labels... only serving size, calories, fat, protein, sodium. Well, now I look, and am often shocked. I convert everything from a label to teaspoons, and that stops me in my tracks a lot of the time. It's a great visualization.

    I look forward to how you do with the challenge. I recently stopped chocolate/desserts and it was so much easier than I thought. Sometimes just deciding to abstain is easier than trying to be moderate.
    1667 days ago
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