I have given hp taking added sugar completely. So no more sugar in coffee, tea etc. I feel generally feel much better.
In foods also I have almost cut down on items which have added sugar like cookies, juices etc.
But we had Christmas. How can you celebrate Christmas without the Rich Plum Cake. All rules fall by the way side when I get to identify a really good quality plum cake. After all Christmas comes only once a year and I get to eat a plum cake only at that time.
So when I got the opportunity to get a really good plum cake, I ended up buying 3 boxes. I shared the cake with our guests who had come for lunch with us. The rest of the box I ended up eating by the time I went to sleep.
The next morning, when I got up, I was feeling so exhausted , I had to force myself out of bed.
Sugar had done its job. After the high of Christmas, I was was having a massive low. If you have given up on sugar , then the drain is even more I guess.
Since that day I am wondering on what I do with the remaining two boxes of the rich plum cake.
The bottom line is that sugar completely messes up with the body. While drugs get a bad name for addiction, in my opinion sugar comes very close. Its difficult to give up. After a high you get a low which can only be covered after another round of sugar.
A simple rule – avoid refined sugar at all costs.
Till next time then.