Sugar is bad for our health. Sugar is also very addictive. There will come a time, you’ll need to let the sugar go. Do you think you’ll be healthy just because you’ve lost weight? Losing weight will definitely improve your health, but it’s still not enough.
Sugar can worsen cholesterol, raise blood sugar levels, cause erratic mood swings and feelings of depression, and is a contributor to obesity, which can lead to diabetes. The highs and lows of the sugar rush can leave you feeling frustrated and physically exhausted.
I’ve had to work hard to have a better relationship with food. I still find myself struggling to manage my intake of sugar. I’ve gone from obese to looking physically fit on the outside, but there’s still something standing in my way of the health I’d like to feel on the inside. I’ve known for a very longtime, that sugar was a problem for me. I tried many times to give it up cold turkey, and I succeeded only once. It lasted for a year. I became a vegetarian. I only ate fruits, vegetables, whole grain pasta, and nuts and seeds. I stopped, when I got scared because my hair was falling out. It was hard to be off of sugar. Not a day went by, where I didn’t crave it. Even though it was a year, the cravings didn’t stop. I remember Fuji apples being a big help with the sugar cravings. After a year, I went back onto sugar, but I did eat a more healthier diet than before. Aside from the downside of thinking of sugar, which seemed like every waking hour, and my hair loss, I felt wonderful.
Sugar is an addiction. It’s an addiction I’m tired of. I’m sick and tired of feeling it’s affects, in particular, the feeling of being exhausted. I’m not considering going back to being a vegetarian(at least I don’t think so), but I need to get off of the sugar or at least cut back drastically.
What about switching to natural or artificial sweeteners?
Most people think that switching to natural or artificial sweeteners will be a better choice as opposed to table sugar or sucrose, but they are all simple sugars. They will still act as sugars in the bloodstream.
I’ve come a long way in my weight loss journey. There’s always room for more improvement. I mean it. I’ve become so strong. I’m proud of everything I’ve worked so hard for. Overcoming my sugar addiction, is something I’m committed to. It’s something I’m ready to take on and overcome for good. This addiction, is going to turn out just as my weight loss has, where I will never look back. Something I learned about losing weight, is that it becomes a part of us, a part of our lives, and a part of our living. It took for me to finally lose weight, to realize, such a major life change is possible. I’m ready to do the same with sugar.
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