A few weeks ago I decided to give up sugar.
I took a good look at my eating habits and found that I had become addicted to sugar!
It’s not that hard to do, really. Sugar is in so many food items!
I found that I was eating sweet things when I felt stressed or tired.
In fact, I thought of chocolate chips as stress pills.
I also found that I was eating sugar out of habit. If the food was there, I’d mindlessly put it in my mouth.
Then I wouldn’t be hungry for real food when meal time came.
Besides eating these things which I knew were not good for me, I wasn’t feeling very good.
I was tired, bloated and irritable.
I wasn’t eating sugar and doing a happy dance. I was eating sugar and feeling miserable.
After about a week of no sugar and very limited grains I began to feel much, MUCH better.
My tummy looked flatter, I lose a couple of pounds, and I felt more positive. I was filling up on more veggies and protein and feeling really good.
You know where this is going, right?
I loosened the reigns a little and ate a few treats.
You know what?
I felt terrible!
And my eczema came back.
For the time being I must not eat sugar. It’s not good for me.
It’s not really good for anyone. But perhaps you can handle more than me.
This is a tough habit to break. I figure I’ve been eating a decent amount of sugar for most of my life, so it’s going to take a while to get over it.
But I’m getting there.
You can do it to.
And I bet you will feel great!