Hi. My Name Is Mark and I am a sugar addict.
It all started when I was young. I loved sweets. I spent a lot of time with both grandmothers who were amazing bakers. Pies, cakes, cookies.
Ah yes. The love of grandmothers. “Go ahead dear, have a few cookies.”
I was hooked. I needed more and more sugar to appease the cravings. I couldn’t get enough, man.
And the sugar addiction devil has held me in its grasp to this day. It is nothing for me to scarf down 10 cookies at one time. Ice cream. Ha! Two liters is nothing. Bring it.
Let’s not kid ourselves. I believe that one can become addicted to sugar. You get that “high”, then you fall flat and need more and more to satisfy the sugar cravings.
Of course the sugar lobbyists would have has believe that this is just not true.
I call bullshit.
Anyway I have known that I have a sugar addiction for quite some time but have never owned up to it.
I have the puffy face, and what I call the “sugar belly”. I hold my weight in my spare tire around my middle.
- Weight gain from eating more fattening food to get your sugar-fix.
- High triglycerides, increasing your risk of heart disease.
- Tooth decay from excessive bacterial growth.
- Metabolic syndrome, leading to diabetes.
- Poor nutrition from empty calories.
- Lack of immunity to disease.
- Periods of depression.
I am a walking poster child for sugar addiction.
So I have to start paying attention to the amount of sugar in everything that goes into my mouth.
If it comes in a package it is probably off limits. Vegetables and lean protein is the order of the day. Fiber and healthy fats to help feel full.
I know I sound like a broken record with this stuff but again I am hoping that writing it down will help me to deal with it and make lasting lifestyle changes.
The only way to break the sugar addiction cycle is to stop feeding the fire.
I have no problem working out and staying active and I have always enjoyed healthy eating. I have just also always sabotaged these healthy lifestyle habits by always giving in to the sugar addiction.
So off I go to have an egg white omelet with vegetables, a few almonds and olive oil.
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