Welcome to My Year Without
On January 1, 2008, I made a New Year's resolution to cut out refined sugar for one year. I cut out white refined sugar and corn syrups. My quest to be sugar-free evolved into political interest, public health, and letter writing to food manufacturers. Join me in sugar sleuthing, and learn more about the psychological aspects of sugar addiction, and those who push sugar on us.
Monday, December 31, 2007
A funny little psychology has taken hold of me. Because the count-down to New Year's Day has begun, I am forcing myself to eat little sugary items that I don't even necessarily want to eat! Today, shopping at Whole Foods, I picked up Jeff's favorite snack from the bakery section and then stood frozen in place as I considered my options. I could walk away. Or, I could choose to splurge because this will be the last time for a year that I don't have to carefully examine ingredients for sugar. I wasn't craving anything sugary--but I grabbed an enormous, sticky, caramelized cinnamon roll--because I could! I've already eaten it and it made me feel so heavy and gross. I hope I will remember this throughout the year when I feign cravings for bakery items like this. It's not worth it! I think that going without sugar will be pretty easy.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
I don't really know what to eat or not eat during these last few days leading up to the big start day! Do I overindulge myself because I "can"? Do I slowly wean myself away now? Will I be quitting cold turkey on January first? I haven't thought this through very well, so I might as well enjoy a couple more donuts and a few more cups of hot chocolate. My favorites. If I'm going to be bad, I'll be really bad. Extra whip, please.