Every since going gluten free last November, I have felt great, yet I have still always felt that I should be doing more for my health. I am by no means a “super” healthy person and the fact that I have gone (and remained) gluten free is nothing short of a miracle. But knowing that I can do that gives me this urge to do even more and push myself further to be as healthy as I can. Specifically in terms of sugar. I know for an absolute fact that sugar is horrible for the human body, yet that still isn’t enough to get me to quit eating it. It literally is an addiction of mine. It is the one food that, in my current mind, I cannot live without. If you asked my boyfriend about this topic he would literally laugh out loud. He knows my sweets addiction like nobody else and even puts up with my crazy antics. Begging him for a “sweet treat” and then 20 minutes later begging him to hide the Sour Patch Kids from me so that I can’t find them to eat more. No. Self. Control. To some of you I probably sound like a total nut job, right? But I swear that I am serious! I have even read books about people with similar mentalities and habits, so I know that it is a legitimate issue for people.
Now that school is just about out for the summer, I plan to dedicate this summer to getting this sugar issue in check. I honestly don’t trust myself whatsoever with the stuff, so I think that I would really and truly have to go cold turkey and not have any, ever. Sounds severe, but that’s technically what I did with the gluten, and with my personality, I know that it wouldn’t work for me to just have a “little bit”. Hahaha. Just the thought is funny to me. Also knowing myself, I know that I will need help with conquering such a task. There is no way that I could do something like this all on my own. Here’s where I need help – do any of you know/have similar issues or can recommend books about the issue? I find that reading has been a great way for me to learn more and to, honestly, scare myself out of some of my bad habits (this book has been my favorite as of late – highly suggest it!). I would seriously love any and all recommendations you can give. Also, I feel compelled to thank you all for reading about all of my issues and responding to them in such a positive and helpful way. Aka, the sweating crisis and now this.
Sidenote: I did find (thanks to YOUR comments!) an all natural deodorant that I love! Soapwalla has now become my hero:)
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