Hey Sugar Pie,
When I was younger, couple of years ago, I had this cute little habit of going to the grocery store and swooping up a glorious array of different candies from the candy bins. I’d just get 3 or 4 of this or that with a couple of dark chocolate malt balls as a chaser and call it a day. I did this maybe once a week or so, no harm done. Well, THOSE DAYS ARE OVER sistahs and bruthas! For some reason once I get my mitts on a little pure candy I go into some sort of crack head mode that takes some wild horses and super strong self dialog to STOP me from falling prey to my drug of choice. That’s why I call sugar- crack. Believe me, I know what sugar does to the bod pod. Holy Mother of Sweetness, I went to school and learned all about how sugar affects our insulin levels, our mitochondria…and all that jazz, but I’m also a huge advocate for all things in moderation. So I experiment with things to see what they feel like in my bod pod. Well, apparently sugar is not one I can handle or enjoy on a regular basis.
One shot here and there on occasion, is fine, but generally I find the habit forming trait I quickly develop,..surprising and well…annoying. Once I get hooked, I find that everyday at around 4 p.m. my body tells me it’s time for my “treat. My office is right near a little convenience store and suddenly out of seemingly nowhere I’d get the urge to sidle over there and buy a couple of boxes of LEMON HEADS..not a good look on a health coach..” I know I should say dark organic chocolate here, but honestly, that is not the case. When I hit bottom, I go straight to the source – the crack.
However; what I’ve found is that it simply takes me a couple of days of clean eating to get the “crack head mentality” out of my system. And then it quickly becomes a non issue. For some of my clients this is a much more challenging issue which I help them overcome. You see, once you realize how good you can feel when you are not enslaved to ANY kind of eating that doesn’t serve you, the motivation and inspiration is just simply there. However, the recent science that backs up what many of us already know from personal experience, is both conclusive and compelling that sugar is not so sweet. Check out the latest on sugar and decide for yourself. Watch it with your family: www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7403942n
Well that is all for now, but don’t forget that you are sweet enough with out the sugar! And nobody really likes someone who is so sweet that they are down right syrupy unless they are a kindergarten teacher…and even that can be a little E-nnoying..
A Big OHM to You,
Ciao for now,