I’m doin’ it. I’m saying farewell to a constant companion. A companion that has provided succor in times of need but that I know deep down is not good for me. Of what companion do I speak?
Yes, my dears, I’m giving up sugar. I’m bidding adieu to sweet, saccharine splendor. Saying sayonara to delectable, comestible confections. Kickin’ candy to the curb.
At least this is my plan. How successful I will be remains to be seen, but I have high hopes. According to WIAW, this is the time to “fall” into good habits – no better time than the present – so here I go.
Of course, I have known for quite sometime how bad refined sugar is for overall health but this hasn’t stopped me from satisfying my insatiable sweet tooth on a daily basis. To be fair, because I live a relatively healthy lifestyle, I don’t have to worry that my sugar consumption is gonna end up killing me tomorrow but I could probably benefit from a reduction. Therefore, I will focus on cutting out the overt culprits – candy, frosting, maybe even the occasional pint of Arctic Zero – but not stress too much about hidden sources – salad dressing/condiments, yogurt…ahem…wine.
So, goodbye, Gummies.
May we one day meet again, Marshmallows.
I can’t promise that I won’t fall off the wagon – that I won’t heed the siren song of sweet temptation every once in a while – but this post marks an end to my daily 11:00am raid of the candy dish. Instead, I will reach for these…
…and bask in the antioxidants and fiber that they provide. Candy cannot compete. But, man, it sure does taste good… Deep breaths… I will stay strong. 🙂
Have you ever tried to give up a food you crave?
What did you eat Wednesday?