Thursday, February 25, 2010
I know some...but I'm missing much, too. I'll be doing a search of the recent medical literature later this afternoon. And I'm looking for books.
I'd really LIKE to be able to eat sugar/sweets reasonably. Right now, I've little sense that I can do that. When I eat sugar, I want more. And I have a long history of episodes of eating an entire (well, half recipe) pan of chocolate no-bake cookies, hot from the pan. Or chocolate chip cookie dough--same thing. I've done it every week or so for years--and not really thought too much about it, since it didn't effect my weight much. But more and more I'm realizing that sugar is tied to inflammation, early dementias, long term health issues, including increases in some specific kinds of cancer, and I just need to stop that kind of behavior.
Right now--eating no sweets, and only the sugar that comes in a pretty healthy diet. Lots of vegs and fruits and whole grains, only added sugar in my hot team in the morning, and that's not going to change. Frankly, I just don't believe that's the cause of the problem.
Any experiences with sugar addiction recovery would be gratefully accepted.
Or am I going to be like the alcoholic who just can never drink in moderation? I really hope not.