Me and sugar have an f-ed up realtionship.
In fact, when I said good-bye to EatingJourney in February, I started a new blog. One committed to a year of no sugar.
I am not going to go into the details, but there is research with rats, who they’ve made sugar dependant. The rats showed signs of withdrawls similar to those who were given controlled substances ie: drugs.
Sugar, in some, mimics the dopamine receptors in your brains–the ones that control addiction. Therefore, you are more easily addicted to the highs and lows of pumping your body full of sugar. You’re little receptors are addicted to it.
Sugar, for both physiological and psychological reasons, makes my bingy. I have discussed my Candida (overgrowth of yeast) in my intestines before. I have failed before giving up sugar. It’s really hard for me. I have to be VERY careful not to fall into deprivation mode when I am not eating sugar.
I know that there are other alternatives, in fact I could probably write another blog post about it.
But, what it boils down to…is that I am addicted, simply, to sugar. And I have to give it up.
I realise it’s drastic, but I have written about honouring my health. About being true to who I am.
I was eating the chocolate chip cookies tonight that I ‘made for my yoga class’ and realise that sugar doesn’t make me feel good about myself…because I don’t have a balanced relationship with it right now.
I remember Diane discussing that she had to take a break from chocolate when she first started her weight loss journey. I am going to take a break from sugar. I am not going to put a limit on it..ie 1 month/3 months/1 year/forever. I don’t succeed with those parameters.
Instead I am going to approach this with an intuitive focus!!!
What about you? How are you and sugar? Do you have to take a break from anything?
Harnessing My Intuitive Self