But sugar makes me feel terrible. And this sad fact only gets more true the older I get. OD'ing on sweets turns me into a furry-toothed, bloated crank who needs a nap before they can even clean up the wrappers. And I know, I know, exactly how bad it is for me. But I also know how bleak the world seems without pie in it. (Key lime, please.) So what's a sugar-loving girl to do?
Moderation has never worked for me. A little sugar only makes me crave more. So I vacillate between being a sugar fiend and total abstinence. I figure this hot and cold relationship is better than just eating sugar all the time. Which is why I'm quitting sugar. Again. And I can tell you as a seasoned anti-sugar vet that when you go off the stuff, it's rough. You go through all the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Think I'm being too dramatic? See how many of these thoughts you've had when trying to quit sugar:
Why couldn't I have been born one of those people who just "never had a sweet tooth"?
Frozen bananas will never, ever taste like anything but frozen bananas no matter how much you whip them. Anyone who says otherwise has no taste buds. And might be a communist.
If I eat this bag of jelly beans in the car and hide the wrapper under the seat, it doesn't count.
Why are they everywhere? And how do these people eating them stay so skinny?
Because I already ate it. But at least it's gone. To my hips. Shut up.
... so I should just skip dinner and eat the candy bar. It's just math.
What about walking down the aisles, saying goodbye to all my favorite foods, by name?
And not be my ex-boyfriend?
Who are these people who can eat three bites of a brownie and leave the rest?
My mind is clear, my mood is better, my tummy isn't bloated — this is so worth it!
I don't want to be the weird one who doesn't eat anything and yet is making googly eyes across the table at everyone else's plates.
... to eat nothing but kale and cold, gray chicken breast for the next three days.
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