Wednesday, November 30, 2005
BEATING SUGAR ADDICTIONOnce again it's Wednesday. On this blogsite, Wednesday is beat my sugar addiction day. I invite you to rummage for wisdom here to pass along to someone you know who may be dealing with similar affliction.
The following excerpt is from Mystic Visions’ The Sugar Addicts Anonymous:
Most of us don't realize it, but we are drug addicts. Our drug comes in a pure, white crystal or powder form. We use it even when we don't know we're doing it. It's in salad dressing, peanut butter, soup, pickles, bread, jam, yogurt, canned fruits and vegetables... We crave it after every meal. On an average, each of us consumes about 130 lbs. per year. What is this controversial drug, you ask. It goes by many names, but the most common is sugar.
This deliciously sweet substance is also deliciously devoid of any nutritional value. Sugar passes through the wall of the stomach so quickly that it causes blood sugar levels to skyrocket, then plummet just as rapidly. I'm sure you are familiar with the feeling.
The problem that arises in coping with sugar addiction is that sugar is in so many common foods now, it's practically impossible to cut it out completely. You can't eat a sandwich without getting sugar from the bread or the mayo. You can't eat a salad without getting sugar from the dressing.
Beating sugar addiction may seem like a hopeless battle, but just like any drug addiction, you have to have a structured plan to win the war. I make no claims that it will be an easy battle. You won't be vomiting in back alleys or shivering in bed all night, but you will have the uncontrollable desire for something, anything that will give you your sugar fix.
Check out the 12 Step Program to Beating Sugar Addiction by James Keller. Good luck!
The Mystic Visions
Labels: health issues
posted by Señor Enrique at 7:15 AM
- Gary said...
Thank you so much for the books. My sugar addiction is just one of the many things that I am trying to get over. I just want to live a happier, healthier life, and I think cutting down on my sugar will not only help me to be healthier, but also build my self confidence that I can restrain myself. I've been reading some self motivation books lately that have really helped, and all of them agree that self-restraint sucks at first, but you feel so much better in the end.