Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I'm Quitting Sugar

Yesterday I ate: a Belgian waffle with Nutella, a Starbucks Morning bun, a bowl of lentil soup, and a slice of opera torte. Obviously the amount of eating out is appalling, but so is the sugar content of all that.

I've become dependent on sugar to the point where I crave it every few hours. This is clearly not healthy, and it's making my skirts fit a bit too snugly as well. It's outrageous (and outrageously expensive) to consume that many sweets.

So I'm quitting sugar. Not naturally sweet foods like fruit, or refined flours like bread, just the plain old stuff derived from beets, corn and cane. I'm not shooting for forever, just a week. Anyone can manage one week without sweets, right?

I had Greek yogurt with strawberries for breakfast this morning. It's 10:40 a.m. and the vending machine is calling my name. Must resist. This is ridiculous.


  1. I am trying to cut down on sugar, but it is so hard. I have a terrible sweet tooth and I am pretty sure I'm addicted.

    1. It's absurd. I have been able to think of nothing but eating ALL THE SWEETS all morning, and I had sugar last night for dessert! It's ruining my productivity.

      I'm listening the Salt, Sugar and Fat and The End of Overeating in an effort to scare myself straight. It's not really helping!