OMG I am addicted to sugar!
Recently, like 4 weeks ago, I realized I used it to manage my energy levels, and sometimes my stress levels. I didn't have to be super stressed to reach for it. I realized that sugar was controlling me and not the other way around. I thought I could manage my sweet tooth but, for me it's like an addiction, and I can't manage it! So I threw away all the things I eat that I can't control: sugary candy, potato chips. I don't feel the same way about chocolate so I keep some around. I also found out I was anemic (iron deficient - explains the low energy!) and after taking Iron supplements, my energy is so much better! Getting over sugar wasn't an overnight thing -- I kept reducing my sugar intake until I realized why I was eating it. I didn't have headaches.
Some things to ask yourself:
WHY are you eating sugar?
Can YOU control it or does it control you?
What are some sweet alternatives you can have around that don't mess with you r blood sugar the same way? (For me, choc, dates, fruit, cashews)
PS Adrienne: Damn! You go girl, 120lbs lost! Ur my heroine.
Edited by: RADICALH at: 4/6/2010 (07:31)
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