As most of you know, when you were drinking you were consuming lots of sugars (especially from the wine). When you quit drinking, your body screamed for sugar in Cokes, candy, cakes, etc. You know what I’m talking about, right?
Well, some people can disengage from the addiction to sugar quickly. Give them 6 months or so and they don’t feel the need to keep up the sugar intake.
Me, on the other hand, I am SO addicted to sugar it’s now become a big deal. I quit drinking in early February 2016. My after meal treats started consisted of either: a full sized candy bar or a huge bowl of ice cream (and whipping cream if handy) or fresh baked cookies or a run to Dairy Queen for a small Butterfinger Blizzard. Whatever I could get my hands on. And yes, this was nightly. It became where I was looking for the 7-Eleven on the way home instead of the LQ so I could get my sugar fix. Not horribly scary but scary enough. I tried to quit after about a year free from drinking and could not do it.
Well, it’s been 2 years and 3 months since my last drink and I think it’s time to set my sights on not eating sugar for a while. You know, strip it from my life as completely as possible then add a little back in at a time until I get to a reasonable intake.
Anyone out there have the same issue as me? Please share!
So I’ve decided I need a total diet change and I’ve started a Paleo type diet using Wahl’s Protocol as a guide but limiting my sugar intake – that means no fruit. As some of you know, I also have RA and the inflammation in my hands has gotten worse. My fatigue is another issue. I could go on and on with my list of ailments. . . But I will not 🙂
What I’m getting at is I’ve decided to clean up my diet – especially the processed and sugary foods – to see if that helps my overall health.
So, here’s to saying “Baa Bye” sugar addiction – you are the next thing to go 🙂 Wish me luck!