I love sugar!
I will drive to another county for a Bob's Big Boy Hot Fudge Cake (with extra hot fudge of course).
For the past few years...I have been on this journey to feeling better and better health.
I have been kicking and screaming my way though it. Whining... I've been pretty annoying.
I don't want to give up anything, I want to eat what I want and still feel better. Can't I just take a supplement? Why doesn't that work! Hello! Is anybody listening here?!!
So I have these "Magic Pills" (that's my name for them) and they have made such a difference in my life.
I gave up sweet treats for Lent this year. It kind of plummeted my sugar intake. When I added it back in, I found my taste buds had changed a bit. It would now take a little work to accept the same sugar I was happy with before. So I stopped and thought about that. WHY would I do that to myself? Honestly, it's just a habit of how I eat. Boy am I stubborn. I just did't want to give it up and yet I'd already been through the toughest part!
So I love sugar, but I hate being hot. I am hot and sweaty and itchy ALL THE TIME! The Magic Pills have made a big difference in my life in mitigating these symptoms. I had a real epiphany today. I knew this already, but I own it today. Sugar makes all those things I hate SO MUCH WORSE!!! They are the ultimate cause of all of it. I just didn't want to believe it.
I now realize... having experienced low sugar for several weeks and then binging* a bit the last 4 days... I AM HOT! WOW! It's so hard for me to own that, but I feel it clearly and you know what... I prefer not being hot to eating sugar!
At church and they have treats everywhere for Mother's Day. Chocolate fountains, caramel fountains, donuts, fruit... NOT FOR ME! I don't even want it because I don't want to be all hot and sweaty and itchy! I am finally learning!!
*binge today is less than half of my daily intake of sugar would have been a year or so ago!!
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