I'm addicted to sugar. It's so bad. Last night I had eight Pumpkin Lindt truffles even though I had a sore throat. That was after I spent the day snacking on pumpkin flavored chocolate covered almonds, chocolate chip pumpkin cookies, and reese's (the normal kind, not pumpkin ones). I really love pumpkin.
But unconsciously I also know I have a problem with sugar. I crave it all the time, especially at night. Even when I tell myself I will start eating healthy I fall back into snacking on sugar at night.
November is a new month! This month I will not eat sugar until Thanksgiving Day! If I give myself a goal I'll be more likely to stick to it. So there is my goal!
I figure in order to break the addition I need to hold myself accountable by telling friends to ask me if I've had sugar whenever they feel like it. I also can't do this alone so I've asked a friend to do it with me. Hopefully we'll keep each other on track.
This blog is another tool I'm going to use. Everyday I'll post something, reasons why I want to be sugar-free to motivate me, triumphs to inspire me, and hopefully this will also help to keep me accountable and actively trying to break the addiction instead of passively waiting for time to pass while I avoid leftover Halloween candy and look forward to Thanksgiving pie.
No eating anything that is or has in the ingredients: Sugar, brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup or any of the other sneaky sugar names - Anhydrous dextrose, cane crystals, cane sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup solids, crystal dextrose, evaporated cane juice, malt syrup and so on.
This includes ANYTHING with that ingredient, so I'll need to check bread, mayonnaise, ketchup, juice, tomato sauce, salad dressings and so on.
I can eat honey, molasses, agave, and fruits.