Saturday, November 30, 2013
There's no end of information on how we just simply eat too much sugar and the drastic effects this has on our bodies - many forms of cancer, vision loss, diabetes, weight management, liver problems, mental illness and "syndromes", etc, etc, etc. Yes, I'll say it right now, there IS such thing as a dangerously low carb intake, too. I won't have to worry about that today. :p Someone left a pack of Flakie pastries on the table and well, let's just say one is a full day's carb requirement. :p I don't buy them all the time; it is Hanukkah, so I did splurge on a few more fatty treats than usual.
At the same time, though, this is one of the goals that I'm trying to achieve is to not only cut my sugar intake to safer levels, but to find ways to not feel so deprived, which is what leads to dangerous cravings. One of my favourite successes is having replaced soda pop with home made cold tea. I'll mix any green tea with lemonade, which still has some sugar, but far less than pop or even lemonade on it's own. It's about the only way I like green tea, which actually destroys sugars in the body! I'll also make Chai tea with Licorice tea and hot or cold, is simply amazing! mmmmm :D
My attempt at healthy carbs today was a half pack of oatmeal mixed with home-made, no sugar added apple sauce. It was great, but those Flakies just jumped at me. Of course they did. Self-induced migraine is the price I pay other than the $2/box sale price. :p
I think I'll look at finding ways to stay accountable with others who share my concern for too much sugar. Perhaps Spark teams and message postings, journaling, etc. Artificial sweeteners don't count. Most of them may not elevate blood sugar levels, but they still tax the liver like other toxins do.