Confessions of a - NO, Never Mind, lol.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

I wanted to title this blog, Confessions of a Sugar Addict, but alas, I'm too ashamed to confess, lol.

I do NOT want to tell you how much pumpkin pie, chocolate pie, homemade fudge and ice cream I've eaten lately. Sorry, No confessions.


I do want to share this article (link above) from Web MD titled SUGAR SHOCKERS, written by a Registered Dietitian, to help make us all more aware of the sugar in our diet. Be sure to go all the way to the last page and see the grams of sugar in what we think of as "healthier" products!

So, that's all I'm gonna do, today.

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  • MISSLISA1973
    I'm an addict. One friend once referred to me as "a crackhead for sugar." She's not far from the truth. I've found that eating lots of fruits and veggies on a regular basis for nearly a year now has REALLY helped tamed my sweet tooth, but it's an ugly ole monster always ready to rear its head. Thanks for sharing the article... I'm going to read it in just a minute!
    2866 days ago
    I don't eat a single thing that is on the entire list. LOL. Nurses know to avoid these products.
    2866 days ago
    I am not ready to read the article but thank you once again for the provocative blogs and thank you, also, for withholding your confession. Mustn't get too personal!!! ;)

    Speaking of personal: I have no personal problem with sugar in it's basic form, i.e., the white stuff in the sugar bowl...never touch it.

    However, if it's mixed into a Crispy Crunch, or a Kitt Katt (maybe I just like sybillance...is that the right word...that's what sugar does to my brain), a Turtle or any kind of cookie...well, that's a different story (and equally uninteresting!).

    Right now I'm in a period of intentional ignorance to allow me to continue devouring my "treats". I'll be happy when this is over and I can go back to abstaining from the dreadful goodies.
    2866 days ago
  • JUSTJO66
    Yikes! good article. Yes, sugar addiction is a real thing and so many people are afflicted with this condition.
    I'll meekly raise my hand.
    Hi, my name is Jo and I'm an addict. Sugar is it's name.

    Good job Karen. Keep getting us the information we need.
    2866 days ago
    OMG... Ouch. Yikes... I really don't eat a lot of packaged foods. Not even the WW brands. But I am eating more sugar than I thought. Thanks for this great article Karen. I have been checking labels lately. Thank you.
    2867 days ago
    That was a good article, thanks for sharing.
    2867 days ago
    2867 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Karen.
    I'm sorry I can't really relate to Sugar Addiction; but, I don't discount it in any way.
    I believe it is a real thing.

    I am cheering you on my friend!
    I think you are right to want to do less, or none.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2867 days ago
  • DGAIL51
    Karen, that is a shocking article. It really makes me nearly gag to think of the amount of sugar in some things that don't taste all that sweet & that you don't really think of as a "sweet treat". I will certainly be more careful & judicious in my choices.

    Thank you for another good one!

    Donna emoticon
    2867 days ago
  • SILLYHP1953
    Alright, alright, alright! I am getting on the wagon with you, and getting rid of sugar. If alchoholics can quit drinking, and drug addicts can quit drugs...then we can quit sugar.
    2867 days ago
    I'm lucky because I can 'take it or leave it' when it comes to sugar ... but I find salt really hard to resist.
    2867 days ago
    I went to that potluck last night with good intentions and a spark soup dish to share. But alas the sweet tooth monster struck anyway emoticon
    2867 days ago
    I love your background.
    About the article, thank you for posting. So many people still are not aware or choose not to be.
    Things supposedly healthy like milk, yogurt, and granola bars are also high in sugar.

    2867 days ago
    I think I qualify as a former addict at the moment. No cravings. I do enjoy the stuff though.
    2867 days ago
  • JEANNE229
    I too am an unconfessed addict. One bite, taste, lick and I'm a gonner. I have found, however, if I stay away from sugar altogether, fruit is much more delicious!

    Everything we read about sugar is so awful, not sure why I can't leave it alone. As Nell said, I KNOW better, but I never practice what they preach.

    Working on it, though.

    Have a great "sugar-free" day, Karen.
    2867 days ago
    I think we all know this stuff but we don't KNOW it. It's very helpful to see it in number form to bring the knowledge to the front of our minds BEFORE we eat it. Thanks!
    2867 days ago
    Yes, we went to a family dinner last night and I ate the entire slice of too rich chocolate cake, homemade fudge, cookies, etc.
    2867 days ago
  • GABY1948
    THANK you! Another great one. I am right WITH you, Karen. I feel guilty that I am letting you do all the work though! emoticon
    2867 days ago
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