When I read this article, I was relieved to know that I’m not unnormal, and maybe the reoccurrence of my sweets-binges haven’t been the reoccurrence of disordered eating mentality.
I have decided to go on a sugar detox, because I have noticed this trend over the past couple years, that I eat well and generally balanced until I give into my sugar or refined-carbohydrates cravings. Too much sugar in my blood stream causes problems with my digestion, mental stability (I’m not kidding!), mood, and makes me feel lethargic. I feel as if my sweet tooth is a thorn in my side and sugar is the devil! I haven’t had the will to give up sugar before, and even now I recognize that an ultimatum like that wouldn’t be a good idea permanently, as it would be denying myself things I love to eat, and that would be setting myself up for disaster, but I think I am at the point where I realize I need to do something about it. Christmas is not the best time to swear off sweets, but there is never a good time. If I start now, in a couple weeks hopefully the addictive sugar cravings will have subsided enough for me to indulge in moderation those festive treats that I just can’t do without like fudge. How much better it will taste too, when I haven’t been eating sugary stuff all month and ‘tasting’ every batch of cookies or sweets and am already sick of it! Mind you, I have the guidance of my nutritionist who has known me for 2 years, and the support of my mom and sister who are also sweets-addicts – well, maybe not as bad as me! After all, my family’s name is the name of the cookie monster in German – “Krumel Monster”. hmmm… thanks, Dad! I know you say we’re your “sweet girls” and all, but all the times you’ve convinced us to make you cookies maybe wasn’t such a good habit for us.
If you’re wondering why this blog has suddenly become too much about my personal “stuff”, take a look at mystory, which is where all my blogging efforts have been going for an advanced writing class. As soon as the semester is over and my project finished, I intend to be more faithful to thoughtful blogging on here.