I know I must stay away from it.
It feels like it is almost impossible to do so in this society.
Chocolates at work. Tim Bits at meetings. No time for lunch except for drive through.
It's giving me major Brain Fog and it is exhausting! Sugar is screwing up my life BIG TIME! I hate this. It's so addictive and in EVERYTHING! It's everywhere.
The food industry has honestly screwed us over royally, and all to make money. I've heard that before and was always like “Ya... ya...” but, until it starts effecting your health, it's too late and the addiction is there. I quit smoking (4 months and 9 days ago), and it has honestly been easier than quitting sugar.
The cravings lead to minor satisfaction with eating those refined sugars, but then the exhaustion, sleep deprivation and thirst is just intense. I wish I had listened and learned this earlier in life. I wish I had trained my body from the get-go with 'sweet = a piece of fruit' instead. When I feel overwhelmed and stressed, I use sugar as a reward or consolation and it is wrong. I'm just throwing myself into this viscous circle again and again.
For anyone who has had this struggle with sugar and has found the will power to resist more often than not, please leave your comment below on how you did/do it. I'm going through a weak moment and would appreciate the advice.
Colleen lives in Arnprior and is working to control her Type 2 Diabetes by training and Fundraising for the 2018 SSE Airtricity Wicklow Mountain Hike in Ireland with Team Diabetes.